Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tickled Blue and Happy to Say, A Baby Boy is On His Way!

Okay hold the phone, before I start I need to explain myself by the title of this post!!!  

I don't want anyone getting the wrong idea.  So I need to add this disclaimer. 

Not me, not me!  This entire day was dedicated to my sister, who is having a baby boy in a few months! Today, we had her Baby Shower and it was quite the event. 

Let's begin, shall we?

I woke up at 6:30am and had myself a lovely 6 mile run in the beautiful morning sun.  Not too hot and slightly breezy.  It was perfect.

After stretching, rolling, and showering, I had myself an incredible bowl of Nectarine Raspberry Oats. 

And I finally got around to make more Iced Coffee.  Thank goodness!  I don't think I could have brought myself to eat hot oats with hot coffee on a day like today.  

After breakfast, I was off to get things ready for the shower. 

So I have a confession.  I planned this shower months ago, but it really snuck up on me.  I just realized how close it was the other day and did not at all realize how many people were on the invite and were actually coming.  

We ended up having close to 50 people there!! We held the shower at our church and put together the decorations and decor this morning. 

Luckily, it all came together so nicely. 

And Brooke was so surprised! 

And got a TON of stuff! 

Brooke is one of the kind hearted, generous, and most amazing woman I know.  I love having her as a big sister and now that she has made me an aunt, my heart is overflowing! 

After the shower, it was almost 5pm and I still needed to go grocery shopping.  I was so tired and starving when I got home (I really didn't get a chance to eat anything since breakfast because of running around like crazy all day and at the shower) cooking dinner was the very last thing I wanted to do.  

I asked Toly if we could go out to a deck, sip some wine, and order dinner.  He agreed on this plan. 

We went to Brewhouse, a favorite summer place of mine, and I immediately ordered a glass of Pino Grigot (unpictured). 

For an appetizer, we split the Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Bruchetta

And for my entree, I had the Parmesan Seared Scallop Salad.  It was fantastic and I definitely made one Happy Plate.  There wasn't a crumb left! 

Now I have brownies baking in the over for a Fathers Day BBQ tomorrow afternoon.  Such a fun filled weekend! 

Hope yours is going well too! 



  1. hey twinkie ;) I'm baking for my Father's day bbq tomorrow too! Glad the shower turned out well. You're so sweet to throw it/organize everything! Your wonderful AM run is making crave a quick outside run tomorrow... Glad you enjoyed a nice dinner out after such a busy day

  2. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR SISTER!! And congratulations to YOU on being a future aunt :)

    Wonderful shower you put together!

  3. Awwww congrats to your sister! I love baby showers, especially the decorating part :)

  4. Yeah for your sister! What a special day! I love throwing baby/bridal showers for my sisters and friends. I just had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for one of my dearest friends. I loved seeing pictures of your sister's special day!

  5. Aw!! Congrats to your sister and congrats to you being an aunt! I'm patiently waiting to become an aunt, but my sisters love being an aunt to my girls! The pic of you and your sister is too cute!

  6. Oh fun! And sitting on a deck sipping wine sounds so divine! Perhaps I'll do that today. :D

  7. congrats to your sister!
    i love your earrings in that pic too :)

  8. Congratulations to your sister!!! Looks like a fun shower! :)

  9. Ooo is that your favorite granola I spy? Zoe's? I remember you worrying about it being out of stock. All of your meals look delicious--especially that bruschetta. M'mm good!

    Also congratulations to your sister :D Such a great journey she's embarking on. The both of you are beaming with happiness in that one picture.

    Enjoy your day celebrating your amazing dad and all of your other loved ones :D


  10. Congrats to your sister, you must be so excited to become an aunt soon! Glad you had a good weekend, hope you have a wonderful Monday!