Bay Baby Shower

Bay Baby Shower

bay baby shower!Our last baby shower was out here in California thrown by Bay Area besties!
I couldn’t feel luckier to have come back to a place where we have amazing
friends and connections already in place so that it doesn’t feel like a brand
new start as we make this next step. In the 3 years we lived here before
Europe we really have met some of the best people and made amazing
friends which I realized even more at this fun gathering. I love them all!

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetThese two cutest friends hosted the shower together.
Kendall is our bestie who we met the day we moved to the Bay
four years ago, and have been so close with ever since! We’ve also
been staying with her and her husband the past weeks waiting for our
apartment … AKA they are the best. Tara on the right is another long-time
friend we met our first weeks after moving here! She had a brand new baby
when I met her and now has 3 kids! She has shown me so much about being a
mom and having it fit into your life. She is amazing and makes it look easy! :)

bay baby showerEverything was so cute and personal. We moved from Kendall to Tara’s house
last minute because there was the craziest heat wave last weekend (100 degrees)
so instead of the backyard, we were inside! It was so perfect and fun, I loved it all!
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bay baby shower1The gold-striped details were my favorite :)
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetLove this girl and look at the darling banner she made ^^
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It’s so special to have a little wardrobe + book + toy collection
for baby from so many loving and special people in our life. ?
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetbay baby shower5I wish we got a big group photo among all of the coming & going, but that
is always hard at a shower :) We did snag a few pictures though!
bay baby shower3Love Kira & Randi…and we could not get over this bow collection from Rand!
bay baby shower6^^ Cutest friends from the city
bay baby shower7Our sweetest family friend Kathryn came and gave us the most generous baby swing. She said she’d looked around on all different websites online, from review pages to new mum forums, to try and find the best baby swing for us. I can’t wait to use this one! She is such a connector and was the closest thing to having my mom at this shower since they are childhood best friends.
bay baby shower2Remember these two?! We were reunited with our roommates and amazing friends
Joe & Becca. They are living back out here for the summer while she interns for
law school, and we are so happy they’ll be out here again! Joe picked Becca up
and Chase dropped by the very end of the shower, so we all got to catch up.
Also, how about these flamingo pants they picked out? ^^ Darling!!

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset^^ And an after-party picture with my Kenny girl on this pretty palm tree lane.
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Love you California friends, thanks for coming!
I wish we got pictures with everyone but ? you all!

xox

PS…

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetOut here in the Bay we’ve had two other little celebrations.
One was thrown by Chase’s coworkers at Google which was so nice:

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and the other by our new ward…so sweet!ward baby shower
xo