So Showered // "Welcome to the World Baby Marshall"

Monday, August 19, 2013


On Saturday, Ash, Mckenzie, Mere and Kristen threw me the prettiest and most laid back and fun baby shower I've ever been to. They had flowers everywhere {they know me well!}, amazing food for dinner, including chocolate fondue, wine for the girls who could drink and yummy watermelon spritzer and citrus water for everyone else {there's a lot of pregnancies right now..} They even sent me to go get my nails done with Veronica while they did all the work setting up!

They couldn't have come up with a better theme for us -- "Welcome to the World, Baby Marshall." They know we love traveling so Ash found Japanese maps that she and Kenz used to craft the beautiful decor next to all the flowers. We didn't play any awkward baby shower games {thank you!} and instead all spent the night hanging out together. It was perfect. They worked so hard on every detail and I could not be more thankful. I just wish I had better photos to show you.. but I was honestly having too much fun !

{Saya-san, Naomi-san and Kazu-san, this was before you got there... and sorry Stace, you got cut off!}
{Kristen, Mere, Ashy and Kenz (below) working their tails off}

Our babe was spoiled with amazing gifts and Cam and I both felt so loved. Coop {Ash's husband} threw Cam a diaper party with all the husbands while us girls were together ... aka they gifted diapers and all went to the beach for a bonfire and to drink beer (:

When we first moved to Okinawa, so far away from our friends and families, we prayed a lot that the Lord would give us good friends. He definitely answered that prayer. We have an amazing community out here that has become our family away from home. We are so incredibly grateful for them!

31 comments:

  1. that looks all so lovely <3 sounds like it was great fun :D

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  2. Such a beautiful shower, these ladies did an awesome job! All you ladies looked stunning too!

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    1. Thanks, Jordan! They really did. They are amazing.

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  3. What a beautiful celebration. :)

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  4. what an amazing shower, and what a blessing to have great friends!

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  5. This looks like the perfect way to celebrate your new little addition!

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  6. Wow, Amanda... this looks right up your alley! I love all of the map details they included... proof that your friends in Japan know you well :) Will your family be coming out to meet the babe once he makes his debut?

    xxx
    Jenna

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    1. Hi Jenna ! Yes, my parents are flying out a week after my due date ... soo excited to see them!

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  7. What a beautiful shower! Your friends did a great job!

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  8. Sounds and looks like is was a lovely evening!

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  9. Stunning baby shower... love all the flowers everywhere :)
    Soon you will really be welcoming baby Marshall!!!
    again, all the best!!!cant wait to see pics :)

    p.s. so fortunate to have an amazing family-like community out there with you, i know it would've made my move to luxembourg A LOT easier... soooo very lucky and blessed!

    XXX Robyn (SA)

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    1. Ahh, do you have a solid community now? I hope so! It took us a while to find our place here. But we're so grateful for the friendships that have been built over the past two years!

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  10. Sooooooooooooooooooooo sweet and beautiful!!!

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  11. great idea to use the maps as flags!! So glad you were showered with love!! Sending much love across the ocean(s) to you!!! praying for you daily -- and made your banana/choco chip & blueberry lemon muffins yesterday -- DELISH!!
    love, lanneybear

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    1. awww I feel it, lanneybear! miss you so much. thank you as always for the prayers... you're on Cam's email for when I go into labor so you'll know right away... eeek. Love you!!!

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  12. This looks like it was an amazing shower, Amanda! It's great how God answers prayers for everything, even sweet friends! xo

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    1. Thanks Sheila! He is so good.

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  13. This looks so lovely! It's so wonderful that even though you are far from family during this exciting time, you and Cam have found family there to shower and celebrate you, Cam and baby Marshall. What a cute shower! I love that you didn't play any silly games and just enjoyed your time together.

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    1. me too (: I'm not big on making people feel awkward!
      Thank you so much.

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  14. Wow, that's so sweet for your friends to throw you a shower, it looks absolutely beautiful! xoxo

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  15. What a beautiful shower and such thoughtful friends :)

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  16. this looks just perfect!

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  17. How beautiful! I love what they did with the maps in the flowers!

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  18. as an expat, community is SO important. definitely looks like you've found yours x

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  19. The most perfect shower ever, love!

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  20. Looks like a beautiful shower. So glad you have friends that blessed you and your babe to be!

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  21. So cute! What wonderful friends you have.

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  22. such a beautiful shower!!! hope you keep getting spoiled! you deserve it mama (:!!

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  23. What a beautiful community, and such a lovely shower! I'm loving that theme - they got that so right!!

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  24. love this! what a beautiful group of friends. god is so good!!

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