Baby Shower!

Last Sunday we celebrated the impending arrival of Baby Gray with a baby shower at Sue Daiza’s home.  It was so nice to have friends and family there to celebrate with and support me!  The food was wonderful (grilled chicken salad, fruit, scones, t.b.m. salad, and cake!) and the games were so much fun.  A special thanks to Sue Daiza, Karen Najarian, Aunt Terry and Aunt Martha for hosting the event.  Baby Gray got some beautiful things and I will never forget the event!

CHS Baby Shower!

After school today the foreign language department and several of my co-workers threw me a ‘pink’ baby shower!  We enjoyed jasmine tea, lavendar shortbread cookies (so good!), cucumber sandwiches, and other goodies and opened gifts for the baby.  It was so nice to get together with friends to celebrate this special time – and I was touched by how much time and coordination went into the event.  Thanks to everyone!

C’Ville Baby Shower!

Last weekend my three best girlfriends from college came to visit Bill and I and to attend my baby shower on Sunday.  I am so grateful that they made the trip to Charlottesville – Sarah drove from Charleston, Alexis from Cleveland, and Lisa from DC.

Friday evening I showed Alexis around town and took her to her first tapas restaurant.  Sarah and Kent arrived late that evening and Lisa came early Saturday morning.  I made french toast for brunch and we walked around the downtown mall and went to Veritas for wine tasting.  It was HOT – 100 degrees!  Charlottesville was also extremely packed due to Foxfields and the Dogwood Festival and Parade (the dogwoods were in full bloom).  I think I pretty much exhausted the entire crew on Saturday.  After wine tasting we went to Blue Mountain Brewery for lunch and then walked around UVA campus.  We then got some cold beverages and had a nice dinner at Orzo.  Baby shower cake for dessert (a gift from Bill)!

The baby shower was Sunday.  Cassy, Sarah and Chiara did such a wonderful job planning the entire event!  Most of my friends were able to attend.  We played games, enjoyed great food and opened gifts for Baby Gray!  Bill and I were overwhelmed with the generosity of our friends and look forward to using everything and preparing for the baby!

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