Friday, September 24, 2010

Marietta Baby Shower

This baby shower was held in Marietta by another super group of gals! It was a dessert shower - complete with all my favorites: banana puddin', cheesecake bites, peanut butter fudge, etc! yummy! In addition to a great group - we received more great gifts: our baby monitor, bouncy seat, hook on chair, diaper genie, beach accessories, outfits, cd's, books, giftcards, etc! We continue to be so very thankful for how much friends and family are loving on us during this exciting time!

another adorable invite - of course I love that it's plaid :)
dessert shower - yummy!
the fabulous hostess
mom and I
me, Marion, Helen and Ashley
the simply fabulous diaper bag that I'm obsessed with
our baby monitor and yes, we've hooked it up and watched Lucy (haha)
Beach theme from mom - he'll be ready for St. George Island next summer
the Tate's
a group of the mom's at the shower!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

School Baby Shower

Most of you know I'm a counselor at East Paulding Middle School - this is my 5th year working there and I must say it's great have co-workers that are so excited for Phil & I as we continue to prepare for lil' Cooper! They gave us a shower on Sept. 14th after school. We received lots of wonderful gifts for Cooper along with gift cards which are always a plus! A few pictures below from the shower at school! enjoy!

Pretty much the best invite EVER!!!! It matches his room decor to a tee!
Phil & I at the shower
Craig, me and Sarah
3 of the 6th grade teachers
Michelle & I
adorable personalized gift for Cooper

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Atlanta Baby Shower - AKA "Tech Crew"

Here are pictures from our couple's shower in Atlanta hosted by a great group of friends! We were able to celebrate this exciting time with Phil's buddies that he graduated with from Tech! We call this the Atlanta shower because the majority of this crew lives in Atlanta - and if you ask them we live in the boonies :) We had a great night and as you'll see below it was a sports theme for lil' Cooper! enjoy!
love this invite!
us at our couple's shower
Cooper already fitting in with the guys!
some of the fun decor!
notice the basket of balls - they were part of Cooper's gift - pretty cool huh!?
more yummy food!
the fellas! who by the way are pretty excited about Cooper too :)
the ladies!
us :)
we got our swing! ahhh!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Time with the Tates

The Tate family is so dear to Phil & I. You can read more about them at Many of you have prayed for their family and we truly appreciate that. Here are a few pictures that Christy sent me that she took when we stopped by for a visit on our way home from Charlotte back in July. Elena & Olivia love lil' Cooper already as you can see from the pictures below! We were able to see them last weekend too and had a great time catching up! We always enjoy our time with the Tates!

lovin' on Cooper!

Elena, Phil, me & Olivia

the whole crew!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Family Shower in the Mtns

Our latest shower was held in the mtns (Rabun Gap, GA) with my mom's side of the family! It was great to be with them and celebrate this exciting time. The long weekend was perfect - surrounded by family, welcoming Cooper, cooler weather, and lots of relaxing! Our family and friends sure do love Cooper already! :) Here are a few picts from our shower!

My cousin Jena - are due dates are 10 days apart!
my aunt made this lil' corsage out of a paci clip :)
we got our bike trailer - so excited about this!
mom and I

Monday, September 6, 2010

10 year reunion - SCHS

Yes, that's's been 10 years since I graduated from South Cobb High School. Our reunion was held at Gordon Biersch Brewery a few weekends ago. We had a great turnout and enjoyed a night of catching up!!! Here are a few pictures from the evening.

5 pregnant classmates!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mableton Family Shower

Another wonderful shower hosted by a fabulous group of ladies!!! This shower was a combination of childhood friends and my dad's side of the family. The food was delicious, decor was precious and all the gifts were definitely appreciated! We got our car seat (ahhh, now we can bring him home once he arrives), our jogging stroller (can't wait to use), our high chair, changing pad, adorable outfits, books, and lots of other goodies! Phil & I are so thankful for our friends and family that love us so well (especially during this exciting time).
me with the host (minus Gloria & Cindy) + hands on Cooper
another precious invite!
diaper cake made my Carolyn - so cute!
beautiful cupcakes!
I told you the decor was cute didn't I?!
the set up - there was sooo much yummy food!
loved this idea - each guest wrote a piece of advice on being a parent. Can't wait to show you the final product - Abbey is going to frame it for us!
all the preggos at the shower in order of due dates
ps - Jennifer on the left side had lil' Brooks on Wed - congrats!!
move over Roger Federer - mom gave Cooper his first tennis racquet
love love love Cooper's bag!
Cooper's 3 favorite ladies!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend - we are off to the mountains for our family shower and soaking in some fresh mountain air!