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The first fruits of Josh&Erica: a sweet baby shower recap

My friend Steph and I hosted a baby shower this weekend for one of my absolute favorite couples and the first of our college friends to have a baby, Josh&Erica.

In honor of the sweetness of life, it was a fully fruit-inspired affair.

Everything on the menu boasted a fruity flair, from cherry chocolate brownies to prosciutto and fig flatbread, raspberry cream cheese muffins, and peach bbq chicken lettuce wraps.

Friends and family came from near and far (New Jersey! DC!) to celebrate the lovely couple and soon-to-be babe.

Despite our lovely, abundantly sunny summer, this day, this one day, was overcast, dreary, and sprinkling in the morning, thereby squashing my well-laid party at the park plans. Super thankfully, our friends Keith&Sarah allowed us to use their apartment, even though they were out of town and unable to attend themselves.

LIFESAVERS.

Our apartment is way too small to accommodate 20 people.

So very thankful for flexible, generous friends (and their lovely apartment). And equally thankful for helpful, creative friends who ran with little projects and helped set-up all early afternoon
(JD, Whit, and Brian, take a bow).

We bet on the exact time of Haven’s arrival and Erica received a couple surprises from her family in Guatemala, the most notable of which was a handmade book of Haven’s roots with pictures of her grandparents and aunt and uncle in Guatemala. Erica was shocked and in disbelief that her mom put it all together and secretly shipped it to me for the big day. Josh&Erica had requested personalized books for Haven’s book shelves and this was the absolute perfect addition.

Jerry was in charge of orchestrating a mixed-gender-friendly game.

Typical baby shower games be gone!

We played Josh&Erica Pictionary, guys vs. girls style of course.

All of the pictionary words fit into a larger story that Jerry put together to (very vaguely, but humorously) catalog Josh&Erica’s relationship. The girls, thanks to Erica, came back from down one in the lightning round to overtake the guys for the win.

Josh&Erica:

We are so thankful for your friendship. What an honor to call you lifelong friends. We are eagerly awaiting that little one’s arrival and all that the Lord holds for her and you two. Quite the journey is about to begin. We are grateful for a front row seat.

We love you, Chibas.

2 comments

1 Keith { 08.20.12 at 1:38 pm }

We were bummed that we weren’t able to be there, but so glad you could use our apartment. Looks like you guys had an incredible time!

2 Mama Logan { 08.21.12 at 8:31 am }

Beautiful decorations – creative menu – wonderful people – what a CELEBRATION! Thanks so much for the pictures and post so that I could experience the event here in Georgia!

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