My daughter Anne has a wonderful mother-in-law, Colette, who also gave her a baby shower. It was lovely, starting with these wonderful table settings.
The fall centerpieces were assembled from items gathered on a nature walk by Zach's sister and sister-in-law. Aren't they lovely? I understand the linen napkins were sewed by Zach's brother. All the little autumn details were just beautiful.
The food was exceptionally prepared by Colette herself. There were numerous selections, all delicious, and even accommodations for us poor souls who suffer from food allergies. There were soups, sandwiches, salads, and a number of delectable desserts. We were so indulged!
The four adorable daughters of Sam and Vanessa, Zach's brother and sister-in-law, together with several equally adorable cousins, were the living accents of what the gift of human life means. They made everyone smile.
Aunt Brenda's gifts of wardrobe items spanning every season and a wide range of sizes were another example of her generous, kind spirit.
And when this baby boy wears his Foundation Chiropractic dress shirt matching his dad's, everyone's heart will melt. (Great idea, Colette.)
There was the baby afghan crocheted by longtime friend Janet Holtz.
And many, many other fantastic gifts and kind, encouraging words by friends.
And here is my daughter, now well into her third trimester, talking to my very good friend Patti. I thought Anne's profile was so darling I just had to snap this shot.
God is good. All the time.