Good morning and Happy Monday folks!
I am back from a whirlwind, but amazing, fun and touching weekend in Dallas with my mom. As I mentioned on Friday, she and I were headed to Dallas this weekend for my (Ava’s) Dallas baby shower that my dear friend Katie was hosting at her house, and co-hosting with several of my other close friends. As you will see in the, several, photos below (I really was judicious it what photos I put up here I promise!) it was such a beautiful shower and really meant a lot to me that all this planning, coordinating, and executing went towards this shower to welcome my daughter into this world.
On Saturday morning before the shower, mom and I had breakfast at a nearby Corner Bakery before we ran a few errands.
Before we knew it, it was time to head over to Katie’s house. We had offered to get there a little early to help set up and just soak everything in.
The food spread was incredible. The shower began at 1pm so in addition to some delicious treats offered, there was a lovely lunch-themed spread if you will that included various kinds of sandwiches, cheeses and crackers, veggies, and salad.
Now for the “people picture” part of the shower!
Speaking of delicious food, I munched on some delicious pastries at brunch and then ordered their amazing French Onion soup.
After brunch, mom and I headed to Garland (a city a little outside of Dallas) so I could hang out with my Aunt Jackie, my cousins Stephanie (who attended the shower) and Nathan, and Stephanie’s friend. Annsley. I also got to visit a VIP – my dog Chase growing up in Cairo during my teen-aged years. When I was a sophomore in college we moved him from living with my parents and brother in Cairo to living with my aunt in Dallas because 1) I was in Dallas attending college and 2) we were afraid for his safety. (Sadly Egyptians do not like dogs the way Americans do and dropped random poisoned cuts of meat around town to curb the stray dog population). We didn’t want Chase to become a casualty like our first Egyptian dog, Cinder, was.
I don’t think any more words can express how great this past weekend was spending it with my best friends and some family members (human and canine). I am truly a blessed individual and cannot wait to introduce Ava to my “Dallas” family.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Have you been to a baby shower or ever co-hosted one?