Catch up...and the winner!! :)

Firstly, I owe a big fat thank you to all of my MOPS and internet friends. :) They managed to coordinate a surprise baby shower for me on Thursday! :) Not only is it cool that my MOPS friends surprised me...but many of my blog neighbors sent gifts to one of my MOPS friends without me knowing...adding to the surprise. :) It is awesome to think that this time last year...I literally had NO friends in Charlottesville...It is also awesome that God has blessed me with having such awesome neighbors in the blog/etsy world...I can honestly say that I never thought I would be someone with "friends from the internet"...I used to make fun of those people. :)
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But really...though...God has totally used my Etsy shop and blog and MOPS to connect me to REAL people from all over and keep me connected to old friends at the same time. :) Moving to Charlottesville has been a struggle for us...but more about that another time...for now, take a look at some of the cute things baby got...
You know who this is from right? :)
I love the bottom almost as much as the rest of it...
LOTS of fun blessings for baby...baby bath goodies, onesies, sleepers, books, booties, blankets, toys...even a sweet charity donation made in our name. :) I don't dare try to list everyone that I have to thank here for fear that I would leave someone out...but you all know who you are...and hopefully know that I am thankful for YOU and the blessing you are in my life. :)
In other news...on the morning of Doug's first day off this week we thought it would be a nice treat for Moses, who hadn't left the house for DAYS due to my back issue, to take him to Chic-fil-a and let him play in the play place...something he has never done. He liked it for the first minute or so...as shown above...then completely freaked out...got panicky because he couldn't figure out how to get out...and once he got out there was no getting him back in there. We took him to the mall to run circles around the mall walkers instead (it was like 9am). :)
AND he is still OBSESSED with tissue paper. :) Loves it. Demolishes it. Wraps things in it. Unwraps and wraps again. He couldn't have been more pleased with the fact that we brought a whole bag full home from the shower for him. Still totally worth cleaning up after at the end of the day for the vast stretches of calm and quiet it brings to the house. :)

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And the winner of the potholder from Kitchen Stitchen is elmaelsiena. :) Let me know you saw this friend and then contact Kristi to collect your fabulous prize. :)

I'm working on another fun giveaway for later on this week...plus lots of other fun/interesting (hopefully) posts that have been brewing in my head for some time now...it promises to be a good week! :)
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10 comments:

Mummy McTavish said...

What lovely crafty friends you have! Glad you had a lovely surprise, you deserve it.

Michelle said...

So glad you were blessed and God has put companions in your life :)

Cary said...

What a wonderful surprise!

My daughter did the same thing at Chick-Fil-A. She climbed up, freaked out and I had to go get her! She also has the same obsession with tissue paper and wrapping paper. She is constantly getting in my paper closet, wrapping up her toys, giving them as gifts to random family members, then she takes the gift back!

Never a dull moment...

lori vliegen said...

how fun!! what a wonderful surprise! and, i agree...great friends are definitely a blessing from God! :)

Gordostyle said...

Thank God for MOPS! MOPS was my saving grace when I quit work and I've made the most beautiful friendships through MOPS. Go MOPS!

Loooove your loot! Cute, Cute, Cute!

Smiles,
Jen

Stephanie said...

That is wonderful that they had a shower for you. And those gifts look lovely!

Meg said...

Oh,that was so nice! Your gifts are just lovely and very personalized..it looks like they put so much thought and kindness into everything! Tissue paper...I think that is terrific and very cheap entertainment..I will have let the crew have a try at that one too! God Bless!

Ashley said...

How exciting to get all those wonderful gifts from friends.
God is great!

meg duerksen said...

i was supposed to send you something for that shower....but i am so disorganized i didn't get it done. bummer for me.
i love mops. what a special place for you to be filled up with god's love each month.
i will get my behind in gear and get you something for "mr. a" soon.

Jenn said...

xoxoxo Crystal:):)

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