So my longtime friend and co-worker from back in the good old days (when I had a brain to use and a mind to loose) is having her first baby boy!
The shower was this weekend in Bakersfield at her beautiful new home, and our other State Farm pal Terese journeyed all the way from Santa Rosa to be there to celebrate this exciting occasion.
The food smorgasbord alone was reason enough to show up (man can her mom/sister plan a party!), but way above and beyond that it was just great to have a little girl time catching up with my old friends, and vicariously re-live all the feelings of joy, fear and excitement when you are preparing to welcome a new baby.
(I was sooo good, I wanted so badly to dive in and swim freely in this gorgeous sea of trans fat and calories behind me... but I refrained. Too bad I can't say the same about the three heaping plates of sandwich/ salad/ snacky goodness I supplemented my sacrifice with...)
Our other good friend Lynn couldn't make it this time to complete the circle, but she was there in spirit, and also by means of co-gifting all the necessities of welcoming a new bundle(car chimes! car chimes!)...
Whoops-a-daisy! How'd old Jack get in there? I suppose it represents one of the key elements of motherhood: keeping a sense of humor. Or something like that.
Needless to say, she got a heap of great gifts, and looks great although I know at this point in the game every expectant mother is ready to re-claim her old body...
But it sure is fun for the rest of us to stare at the lovely baby lump in the mean time, and wonder about baby Nathan's little face and the rest of his life to come.
Congratulations again, Mike and Krista! and thanks Terese for a wonderful weekend and Lynn for making the effort to be part of the events even tho you couldn't be there. I sure miss our sunny Santa Barbara days together, but to know we are all in good places and doing well in our lives is beyond full circle to me.
Love you girls!