And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...
We are nearly speechless after last weekend's baby shower and "after party". Picture this: we walked in to one of the most beautiful hotels in Los Angeles, strolled through gardens so secluded and peaceful you would never know you were in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world, then arrived in a private room with crystal chandeliers, two private patios, hand painted screens and filled with close friends and family all dressed as beautifully as the hotel itself. On the table set with fine china were centerpieces filled with so many roses, tulips, hydrangeas and orchids that you couldn't see the top half of the vases. As guests arrived, many were accompanied by personal butlers from the hotel staff carrying their packages for them. Seriously!!
It was so much fun to catch up, introduce friends to friends and to family and sip the most delicious iced tea I've ever had. When we sat down, we were served sweet strawberries and cream followed by tasty little sandwiches and tiny little pastries, along with our personal pots of tea, complete with cozies. Does this just sound like the perfect girlie afternoon or what?? It was. It really was.
The cards were so thoughtful and full of love - I wanted to savor each one. I will be rereading those a number of times between now and the time our little guy comes home and probably for years after that as well.
As if that weren't enough...after this simply unforgettable afternoon tea, we headed to Orange County (yes, the Real OC) for a wonderful "after party" at the home of some very thoughtful friends. There we spent the evening celebrating with more friends, including the guys as well as the doggies and even some kids. The place was overflowing with food and drink including tacos hot off the grill, fresh margaritas, hot churros and CAKE. It was so nice of our friends to recognize the expectant dad needs a chance to celebrate too!
Oh yes, and the presents...they were all so perfect. I simply cannot begin to describe how generous and thoughtful these friends and family of ours are, nor can I come close to conveying just how lucky we feel to have these people in our lives, but I hope that somehow they already know. We can't wait to bring our little guy home.