You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower

Last week, my sweet in-laws threw me the perfect shower for our baby girl.

All I asked for was that there was donuts and biscuits and gravy, and I gave a direction for the theme.

Then my sister-in-law ran with it. I didn’t want a lot of fuss, so this was perfect for us to get people that we love in the same room to celebrate our newest addition.

We had flowers in the cutest little flower pots that were our favors for the event. I hope that others are better at gardening than we are.


George didn’t mind the donuts either. Isn’t he so handsome?

My niece drew me a special message, and George wanted to add his circles which is his new trick.

I am lucky to share this cop wife life with this lady here. She made DC a sweet quilt, which I love. And it has elephants!

This little lady is going to be so well dressed.


My niece bestowed all of her bows to her new cousin. She already has some hair, so hopefully we can put them to good use!


I may be in trouble with this one. We have talked Sister up as much as we can, but his world is about to be shook up.


I realized that I didn’t take very many group shots with people. I need to do better about that! Anyway, these are my work people. I spend most of my time with these two ladies. They make my time away from my family more enjoyable. And I know my job is in good hands while I am out for the summer with them at the wheel!

DC, you are my little sunshine. We are ready for you!


Read All About Baby Shower #2

Other than the popcorn bar that I had for shower #1, the only other theme I wanted for a shower was books.

I love books, and I hope that George has a tenacity for diving into stories as well.

So I gave my sister-in-law the task of doing a simple book theme for our shower in Tom’s hometown, and I adored what she came up with.


My sister-in-law, Emily, and my niece

Book Themed Baby Shower

All the centerpieces were piles of books.

Baby Shower Activity

Again, I didn’t want typical “measure the tummy” kind of activities. Emily brought plain white onsies and iron on art. Very practical!

Baby Shower Activity

There were all kinds of sizes of onsies and designs the guests could choose from.

Baby Shower Activity

These homemade ones are some of my favorite onsies! So much fun!

Book Themed Baby Shower

All the decorations had book pages on them. So simple but perfectly sweet.

Book Themed Baby Shower

Everything was so cute.

Book Themed Baby Shower

Those cupcakes were delicious.

Book Themed Baby Shower

The spread.

Book Themed Baby Shower

The layout. It was fun to have the baby shower in the church where we got married.


Ava was my little helper with the gifts. She is very invested in her cousin.


Tom’s grandma made this quilt. It is beautiful and wonderful. The colors are so perfect, even more so with the elephants.


She adores her Nuncle Tom.


Oh goodness, we are going to be parents.

 We loved both of our showers. We were so thankful for those who were there in person and in spirit!

Popping in on Baby Shower #1

One of our road trips was to have our first baby shower in my hometown.

Thanks to Pinterest, I have wanted to do a “She’s about to POP” theme since before I was pregnant. My hometown is home to Topsy’s which is a popcorn place that is huge around Christmas, so I knew that having a popcorn bar of sorts was a must. Then everything else was kind of a perk of the party.

My sister-in-law and my two closest girlfriends planned and hosted the shower for us. Now that I have had time to go through the pictures, I see that I have no pictures of Emily (SIL) and I…


Jeannette and Annette are the best gal pals I could ever ask for! I wish we lived closer together. Someday we will all be in the same state.

They did such a great job with everything. The decorations were adorable.

Pop Baby Shower

Everything Poppy

Cake Pops

These cake pops were delicious. And chocolate!

Pop Baby Shower

We had regular popcorn, cheese, cinnamon, and caramel. If you are ever in KC and need a popcorn fixing, look up Topsy’s! And I now regret not taking the left over home with us….

Pop Baby Shower

Ring Pops…who doesn’t love these candy treats?

Pop Baby Shower

These two were adorable, and so well behaved too.

We got a lot of great gifts! These are some of my more flattering pictures. Sometimes, your best side doesn’t fit with your preggo side…


Active Doodie onsie

With a mixture of Tom and I’s bowels, this couldn’t be a truer statement…this just makes me chuckle.

Clemson onsie

He is going to have no idea what team to root for. We have outfits for Clemson, Royals, Chiefs, and Iowa State. I really need a Central Missouri outfit to round out the collection.




I love seeing my Grandma and Grandpa. This is not their first rodeo into the Great-Grandparentdom. They are pros at this!

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Tom is such a trooper and comes to these parties with me.


He is so sweet with our niece.


He is going to be such a great dad.

Baby shower games

I did not want any games or possibilities of people touching my belly for guessing games. My SIL came up with perfect activities like this one of writing on diapers to amuse Tom and I when we are half asleep with our little pooper. I haven’t looked through them yet. I want to be surprised, but I am sure you will see some late night Instagram posts capturing this here in the future.


There are few people I would let touch my belly…These two are on this short list.

The three of us have always been super close, and this is a must have picture. See when Jeannette was pregs first?


I just hope that our kids like each other…

We are so fortunate to have family and friends to come out to help welcome George into our family.