Last weekend, a few folks threw a baby shower for my oldest and dearest friend, Linsey, whose little girl is due in just a couple of weeks. We had such a great time putting everything together, and couldn't imagine a sweeter person to do it for. The shower was in Fort Valley, where I spent the first half of my life. It is always so fun to go back...you can pick right back up where you left off with friends there, even if months have gone by without speaking. One of my parents' good friends (The Clevelands) bought my grandmother's house there, and although it has undergone several major transformations, it is comforting to be back in that house. There were several adventures while we were in Fort Valley - the first involved a man who left Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2009 with his horse, buggy (made of plywood) and dog in search of the Okefenokee's one-eyed alligator. He has yet to make it, but has had lots of stops along the way - he camped out at the Clevelands while we were there, and I'm pretty sure he extended his stay even after we had gone. Who knows...he may still be there! Only in a small town, and I absolutely love it.
Another adventure was our wakeup call on Saturday morning, bright and early after a late night of cooking and prepping for the shower. The Clevelands have peacocks roaming through their yard, and boy, can those things scream! Again, only in a small town, and I love it.
Onto the baby brunch...everything turned out so cute, and it was so fun to see my sweet friend glowing! Preganancy looks amazing on her!
My pictures are not the best since I was hosting, but I managed to snap a couple. We served fruit, pigs in a blanket, pinnapple and pimento cheese sandwiches, mini basil BLT's, cheese and fig bruschetta, homemade almond danishes, baby quiches, cheesestraws, Sylvia's pecans, and Henri's petit fours.
I think Lin has everything she needs, and now just needs the little one to arrive!