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WOD Challenge 2-21-22 Tori’s Baby Shower

My beautiful niece, Tori

Yesterday was my niece’s baby shower, a much-anticipated event.

This will be her first child and her mother-my sister-in-law, Teri, is beyond excited 😆 !

It was a very crowded, but friendly affair, which Tori had set up in her inimitable style. She is an artist, by the way. Although that isn’t her day job, it should be!

Some of the refreshments offered.
Door prizes, some of which were handmade!
The ever popular baby food game.
Half of the nursery, so tastefully decorated!

There were lots of fun games, delicious refreshments, and Tori really enjoyed all her company and gifts. Here sister, Tara, even flew in from Arizona for the event.

Big sis helping out.

Sorry about the lighting, but that’s Tara behind Tori collecting the tissue paper.

One of the games we played was ”Feed the Baby” which we had to play blindfolded. I thought I did pretty good, I got the pudding mostly on my prtner’s chin. 🤣 Some weren’t so lucky, some had it in their hair, or all over their faces. It was all good fun.

Tori was super tired by the end of the shower, but she had all of us happy to clean up so she could rest. She look ready to pop even though she is not due for another month.

Word of the Day Challenge

Grieving My Youth

Happy Monday everyone, I am so happy to have our air conditioning back on!!

Yesterday, in the middle of family dinner, the air conditioner quit cooling. We slept with high fans and a sheet last night, luckily it was comfortable and this morning Dave replaced a capacitor and all seems to be working fine now.

I guess you could say I’m grieving my youth after attending Brandi’s baby shower. All of those gorgeous young ladies, several with pregnant bellies, looked radiant in their Sunday best, Brandi was beautiful with that pregnant glow mothers-to-be seem to have.

I snapped a few pics, but the light from the huge windows makes everything look rather…erethrial, the venue was gorgeous, but c’mon!! Anyway, enjoy the pictures, Brandi is one of my best friend’s oldest daughter, I was happy to be able to attend her shower.

Brandi Sherrill, Mother to be

The event was bittersweet for Michelle who is grieving the loss of her best friend, I know she was on her mind yesterday, but she never had to say it and I didn’t bring it up. I know she is sad that Kathy missed this important event in their lives, but surely she is looking down from Heaven and smiling and knows Brandi and Josh will be wonderful, caring parents. 🙂


One-Liner Wednesday-The Baby Shower

Too pretty to eat!


I went to my god daughter Elaina’s baby shower on Sunday, the them was “Watch me Bloom” and the place was decorated in all things sunflower. I so related, since I have a volunteer sunflower growing in my corner garden, dropped there by a bird most likely, since the neighbor’s bird feeder practically hangs over the adjoining fence.

Anyway, the table with the sweets as well as the table with the healthy snack options, were both pretty, so fancied up with all those sunflowers. Of course, I could not partake of anything at the sweets table, but I did have a small snack of meat and cheese, with a few veggies from the healthy table.

Alaina looked beautiful, she is due on June 1st, you can see she is ready to pop any day now. This will be her first child, her sister Emma has two…the entertaining and adorable Maili, and her big brother, a handsome little dude, Chase. We were given a packet of sunflower seeds with the words “A baby is blooming, watch me grow” on them. Baby Evalynn due to arrive June 1, 2020.

The shower was fun, I caught up with friends and Elaina’s grandma Jo, who reminds me of my own mother-in-law. I don’t know why, but I always end up hanging out with my elders instead of my friends, I think it’s a respect thing. Or maybe I relate to older people better, after working in nursing homes for many years. Of course, it could be that I spend 50% of my time with my dad too.

The visit was nice, some people wore masks and others did not, now I have to be concerned about whether I picked anything up and was I being selfish not to wear a mask, and should I wear one on our girls trip coming up?? UGH, I hate this virus and what it’s doing to our way of life. Until Miss Stephanie brought the subject up last night, I hadn’t even given it much thought. Now I’m sitting here thinking about the fact that I visited Dad yesterday, and hugged him before I left. I can only hope and pray we are all going to be alright.

This post is brought to you by Linda G Hill.

One-Liner Wednesday