Baby shower

Trip Start Sep 07, 2007
Trip End Jan 12, 2008

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

This weekend our focus has been on my friend Kim's baby shower. She's one of  my oldest friends-we've known each other since I was 16 and she was 12. A little while. I've been so excited to see her, because it's been a while, and because her baby is due in 5 weeks, and I couldn't wait to see her big ol' belly!
Kim's friend Sheletha threw the shower, and I arrived early to her house to help set up. My mom, who I haven't seen since we began our travels, was mostly responsible for catering. So getting to the house, and receiving big, long hugs from her and my stepdad, Rick, was soooo nice. Sometimes you just don't realize how much you've missed somebody until you see them again, ya know? But Rick was quickly whisked away (Albert took him to lunch) since this was a girls only affair, and Mom was busy, so I tried to make myself useful while I anxiously awaited Kim's arrival.
Wow-she looks good! Kim has always been so cute anyway, but she's adorable pregnant! Absolutely radiant.   And huge! (I mean that in the best possible way). I'm kinda hoping she has the baby a bit early so I can see her before we head home. (Baby London is due January 24th, and we go home the 12th). She's an active little one! Kim let me feel her tummy when the baby was awake-she moves around a lot! She likes to kick mommy.
The shower went really well. Kim and baby London received tons of stuff. That child will be one well-dressed little girl! Which should make her fashion-conscious daddy quite happy. It was nice to meet so many sisters from Kim and Nick's congregation. Kim and I haven't been in the same Hall for so many years-it's always a little strange to be with someone you know so well, but not know the people they currently hang out with. It looks like my friend is very well cared for. And there are a lot of young families in her congregation, so little London will have plenty of buddies as well.
Kim's sister Sharon, and mom Andrea were both there. I haven't seen either one of them since Kim's wedding 9(?) years ago. Kim and Sharon don't look much alike, but Kim and I have always been told that we look amazingly alike. So a lot of the friends there thought I was the sister. Ha! Some things never change. The food was fabulous (that's a plug for my mom). Mom made several little vegetable 'critters'. Very cute. And the cake was adorable-a little pink bassinette.
Somebody made stuffed mushrooms-my favorite! Yum! It all looked so pretty.
The one bummer was that Kim and I didn't get to visit much. I'm hoping that Albert and I will get a chance to visit with her and Nick sometime later in our stay in this general area. But for now, it's moving day. Albert is working in the San Francisco office for the next few weeks, so we're heading on over to a campground in Marin-about 2 hours away. I guess I should go help get things ready....
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