Showers of Blessing

Hi friends!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend.  We had a great one over here.  Friday night was low-key.  After putting Addie to bed, Brandon helped me do a little cleaning.  We had a celebration to prepare for!

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My friends Anna and Jessie and I threw a baby shower for our friend, Alanna, this weekend.

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This will be Alanna’s second little boy, so rather than having a traditional shower, we did a “diaper and gift card” shower.

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Mostly we just wanted to get together a group of Alanna’s friends and family to celebrate with her and pray over the impending arrival of her sweet boy, Camden!

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Of course, what shower would be complete without food?!

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The shower took place during the late morning, so we stuck with a brunch theme.

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We had fruit, yogurt and granola, donut holes, Chick-Fil-A mini chicken biscuits, and cinnamon roll cake.

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Since I love baking, I made the cinnamon roll cake.  And it was delicious!  Sweet and moist with a cream cheese frosting on top.  Yum!

(Recipe coming later this week!)

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We didn’t do many of the traditional shower games, but we did do a cute “purse” game, where you get points for having certain items in your purse.

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Jessie, our bag lady. Winking smile

We spent the majority of our time chatting and eating.  But we also dedicated significant time praying over Alanna, baby Camden, and the rest of the family.

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Jessie’s mom had made Alanna this sweet baby blanket, so we passed it around so that each person at the shower could pray over it.  It was such a special time, and I will definitely be using this idea for future baby showers!

The rest of Saturday was spent enjoying the gorgeous fall weather! 

Sunday we headed to church.  Matt Redman was visiting from over the pond (i.e., England.  I know … I’m so cool. Winking smile), and he led worship during the gathering.

And that was our weekend!  It really couldn’t have been better … beautiful weather, time with family and friends, and worshiping God!

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?

Has anyone picked out Halloween costumes yet (for yourself, your children, or your pets!)?  If so, share what you’re dressing up as!



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17 Responses to Showers of Blessing

  1. kaceyjt

    What an adorable shower! I love the idea of making prayer such an important part of the shower! I need to remember the idea of passing the blanket and praying. And cinnamon roll cake sounds just perfect now that fall is here:)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Kacey! :)

  2. Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life

    You are a professional at baby shower’s! ;)

    The weather is rainy here and should warm up this week, but by the weekend it should finally start feeling a little more like fall!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha yeah, my friends and I said we need to go in to business! ;)

  3. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

    Looks like you did a wonderful job! P.S. Your house is beautiful!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, friend! Hope you’re having a great time in California!

  4. Leslee

    We played 10,000 reasons at my Dad’s funeral. Great song!

    Cute decorations. I am throwing a shower next week… Boy as well. :)

    • notsodomesticated

      Good luck throwing the shower! I’ve thrown several this year, so let me know if you have questions haha! :)

  5. Marjorie

    So beautiful! I love the praying over the blanket.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Marjorie!

  6. Andrea @ Andrea out loud!

    aww that looks adorable! And delicious looking food! ;)
    my weekend was good. finally got a lot done and went to a comedy show (stand up) which was HILARIOUS! Best one Ive been to in a while.
    weather here is doing its weird “cant decide” thing. its been chilly but gonna be in the 80s this week!
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    • notsodomesticated

      That sounds fun! I’ve been to some great comedy shows, and some horrible ones. It’s always awkward when they’re bad! ;)

  7. Emily R.

    What a thoughtful idea for a shower, I love it! And I also love that song.. it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it! :)

    • notsodomesticated

      I know … I love that song so much, too!

  8. Angelica

    Thanks for the wonderful post! Looking forward to the roll cake recipe!

    • notsodomesticated

      I’m hoping to have it up on Wednesday … it’s so yummy! I’m still eating the leftovers. :)

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