Friday, August 22, 2008

Baby Shower pics

Doing this baby shower is something that I am very proud of myself for doing. It showed me that God has been working in me, changing me, bringing healing and I know it was 100% all God's strength in me. My friend M & I were trying to get pregnant, she got pg I didn't (still haven't). When I found out she was pg, it was super hard for me, I cried everyday for a long time. It was HARD. That's all I can say. As time went on, being the party & baby shower planner that I am, I kept thinking I can't do this one, I just can't do it, I know i'm not going to be able to, it's going to be too hard for me. I just KNEW that I wasn't going to do it. Well guess what, God had other plans, as time went on, the planning of this shower literally fell in my lap. It was either I do something or they have nothing. I just couldn't let that happen so I did everything I could to make it happen, I did all the decorations, me and another friend went around our young adults group and took signups from those that were willing to help out, my mom made all the food and it just flowed. I was sooo surprised at how great I felt, and how I WANTED it to be perfect for them. I KNEW it was God in me. The shower was held at our church in one of the rooms on the 2nd floor. I picked a color scheme that would match the room. Orange, blue and a lil bit of brown. We had it after a Friday night service and it went great!
The Room before everyone arrived: (2 friends helped me decorate during the day)

I made a banner of his name using scrapbook paper.

Another banner I made...

The Napkins ...

Cheapest favors EVER, I made personalized sticks of gum with the babys name.

A friend made these snacks: chocolate dipped oreos and pretzels and licorice.

the happy couple:

Me & Mish


Steph said...

Moni you are THEE most awesomest person! Seriously! I can only imagine what you go thru but I KNOW that God is faithful to his promises and I can't wait for the day to go to YOUR baby shower!! (yes I'll drive how ever far I have to!) and OMG love love love how you did it all! Only you could make that not so normal color room look like a f-a-b party room! Love it!
btw THANK YOU for updating your blog!! It's about time!

Anonymous said...

1. Will you come to my house and be my professional decorator?
2. What a fantastic, beautiful story of how God transforms our hearts when we long so much for what others have. I have been in that spot too, (dare I say, those feelings sometimes still can come and go!) but how sweet it is to feel free to be happy for others - NO STRINGS ATTACHED!

Miss said...

I am so proud OF you and so happy FOR you!! Isnt it amazing doing something you know is simply b.c of God in us?

Rachel said...

Moni you are awesome. I love that you did this, that with God's strength you had the power. I'm not sure I would have allowed God to have his way with me in this dept :-( But I'm so proud of you!

And seriously, awesome party!!!

Barbara said...

Knowing the struggle Rachel went thru - I am amazed at the grace you let God show your friend thru you.

I hope no matter how your heart aches you always know God's love for you. He will bless you Moni - I hope the blessing is with a child of your own. You have a beautiful heart.

You are also so creative and an amazing party planner!

Barbara said...

By the way has anything happened in the job search? Or aren't you searching?

I do believe you could make it as a party planner. From what I've seen on your blog - you have planned enough great parties you should have no problems getting referrals!

L Sqaured said...

Hi Moni!
Thank you for the comment on my blog! I love yours too! You and your hubby are super cute!

Thank you for stopping by and keep in touch! I'm a blog lurker too =) I Love seeing how other people live!

Have a great night!

Barbara said...

Just checking in are you doing? When I haven't seen a new post for awhile I always wonder if life is just busy or if everything is ok.

Erin said...

Isn't GOD AMAZING!!! I know exactly what you mean on how hard it can be-But God never ceases to amaze me in the strength that he gives us to do these things!!

He truly gives us strength in the hardest times of our lives!!