Happy 2017! I for one love welcoming a new year. 2016 will go down with 12 months of memories but there are so many things I'm looking forward to in 2017...the biggest being that I'll become an auntie when Sally has her baby boy!
Everyone in our family is so over the moon with excitement. Our mom hosted a baby shower for Sally after Christmas while we were all still at home so that our friends and family could shower her with some love. If you've been reading this blog for a while then you know that Sal and I love to brag on our mama...aside from her being so loving, endlessly helpful (ex: helping us with all our moves), and always supportive, she's also wickedly creative, the best cook, and beyond thoughtful. I knew she probably had some great ideas up her sleeve for the shower but as usual, she completely exceeded any of my expectations and the get together was completely darling. For someone who doesn't really know what Pinterest is ("People get recipes from there, right?") and definitely doesn't consider herself "crafty" ("I don't scrapbook") I love she comes up with scenes like this. And I couldn't help but share a some snaps of the set-up!
I’m not going to give away what Sally’s planning for her nursery but what I can say is that it will be a balance of modern and traditional, and very sweet. What our mama put together for the shower is definitely a blend of Sal’s aesthetic, blue for baby boy, and classics from our childhood. The silver cups hanging from the chandelier are the cups that belonged to me and my siblings and the stacks of books came from a huge collection our mom has been saving (“Blueberries for Sal” is of course one of Sally’s favorites). The little feather tree has Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit ornaments from the tree our mom put up in our nursery when we were itty bitty and the little stork is from a baby shower our grandma hosted for her.
Fun fact: Sally really doesn’t love having all the attention on herself and gets so bashful opening gifts in front of people. My mom and I know this personality trait all too well and kept the party intimate and low key. Yummy bites and good sips, good conversations and fun antidotes and stories about little ones kept things festive and fun. I personally got so many warm fuzzy feelings seeing her open presents and trying to picture my nephew in the sweet outfits and using all the gear. I hope these next several months fly by!