Thursday, April 12, 2012

::I couldn't stop smiling::

Well, sweet friends. This is why I have been absent this week.  My Mom and I hosted a baby shower for our friend, Carol and baby Hazel.

The shower was simply a joy to plan and put together.  All of the shopping was done the week [or two] before this week.  We spread out all the preparations over three days.  Actually, Wednesday was the least stressful of the three days.


We both decided that we wanted the shower menu to be simple....well, as simple as possible when you pass out 120+ invitations.  Soda pop was definitely not on the menu.  My Mom found this big glass canister for $15.  It held Mint Tea Punch.  We also served a yummy punch and had another beautiful glass drink dispenser filled with ice water + lemons + lime.

We did have non-sugary food but who cares about that, right?!!

Desserts included chocolate chip, lemon icebox, and chocolate mocha cookies, strawberry cupcakes and a pile of gummy bears and chocolate covered peanuts.

About 75 ladies from our church came and Carol was showered with gifts.  Carol and her husband, Adam, are missionaries to Zambia.  First, they started out several years ago as interim missionaries to Mongolia.  While there, God laid Zambia on their hearts.  After a short furlough in the U.S., they headed to Zambia to once again fill in for missionaries for another 12+ months.  God has called them to Zambia to lead the church there.  They returned to the U.S. in September to raise the rest of their support and fly back to Kabwe in just a few short months.  Carol and Adam are a blessing because of their dedication and contentment in the Lord.  I really could write a book about them but if you know them, you love them.  :)



Cove Girl said...

You never hear the name Hazel anymore. That was my great grandma's name.

Michelle Hoover said...

Mmmm! Looks yummy! :)

Maggie said...

Sounds like a great time Becca! Glad you were able to do that for Carol and sweet Hazel.

Very tastey looking treats too!!

Rosa B. said...

Lovely photos! Congrats to Carol & her husband! Adam will be coming to our church this Sunday, but last I heard, Carol won't be able to come. :( I was looking forward to seeing her again! :)