I always have grandiose ideas for the way that I want something to turn out. Sometimes, I start working on something (creatively speaking) and end up throwing it out because it isn’t coming together the way that I think it should / want it to and sometimes I cut corners when I feel lazy.
Let me say that one again because it’s something that I want to stop doing.
Sometimes I cut corners when I feel lazy. Creatively only. It’s stupid and it only hurts me. <– I am kind of lecturing myself here, but we can all move on.
I threw a shower for one of my favorite people in my life last weekend, Irit.
Irit has been in my life since we were 2ish. I don’t remember a day in my life that I didn’t know Irit, actually.
We grew up in the same town, then I moved and we parted ways a bit. We somehow always kept in touch and when we both ended up in Chicago, became close again.
We aren’t the kinds of friends that see each other all of the time or are up on every current event in each other’s life. I don’t know why that is, it just is. We are, however, the type of friends that can call each other at any time of day / night. We can tell each other our secrets and laugh at the ridiculousness that sometimes comes from our families. Irit gets me. We have shared a LOT of life. She has seen me cry on more occasions than I’d like to admit and she loves me for everything that I don’t always see in myself. If ever there was a definition of best friend, Irit fits it.
Irit is having a baby boy any day now – due in early February.
I love having people over to my house and having a reason to decorate and I really wanted to throw Irit’s baby shower. I wanted Irit and baby boy H to have a special day where they felt loved all over.
I hosted Irit’s shower last Saturday. Irit’s Mom and sister graciously helped me with some of the details and the shower turned out beautifully. I think that my goal of showering Irit with love was fulfilled.
I was starting to get sick with a cold in the days leading up to the shower, but luckily was not quite sick during the shower. Also luckily, had my Mom, step Dad and husband (in addition to Irit’s Mom / sister) here to help me bake, set up and run errands.
I have a lot of pictures, but none of them are good. Not a one. I think that there was something wrong with my lens because EVERY picture, whether I took it or not, was blurry. I took some pictures on auto – blurry. Some on manual – blurry. The most frustrating thing is that they didn’t look blurry on the preview screen.
I AM SO ANNOYED.
Anyway, here are some pictures… I’m sharing even if they’re blurry because I want Irit to have some… hopefully her sister’s pictures turned out better than mine. Serious grumble.
Irit and me. Blurry and my hair is still damp, but I wouldn’t change it for the world (well, maybe less blur).
Baby’s Breath on tables. Those blue Ball jars are my favorite – got them at an antique store.
Irit is allergic to dairy, so I wanted to make sure that we had an “Irit friendly” buffet. The signs are made from chalkboard paint – I was feeling crafty 🙂
What good Jewish baby shower doesn’t offer bagels and lox? Especially good when bagels and lox happen to be the baby Mama’s favorite. 🙂
Just a little something for Irit to take home and share with Zach (the baby Daddy).
Irit’s Mom (my second Mommy) and her sister. Gorgeous. All of them.
Those bags each had an Essie “baby’s breath” polish in them.
I don’t know how I got lucky enough to have such beautiful friends, but I did…
Irit’s Mom and sister made that quilt.
Great grandma made that one. Apparently everyone in the H family has something similar.
On the door…
It was really fun and I am so glad that I got to do it. I am very sorry that my pictures suck.
Don’t ask me to take pictures at your next big milestone event – the pressure was on and I failed.
I love you, Irit – blurry pictures or not, I love you.
I can’t wait to meet baby H (no matter what his name is!). 🙂