Monday, November 24, 2008

Showered With Love

This Saturday my family (and Rhonda, who is pretty much family as well), had a baby shower for me. Since I have never been married and have no other kids, this was a first for me. I have to say, while it was fun - it was weird being "on display". Thankfully, I have a very cool group of family and friends, so it was painless!

Some "shower highlights" include:
1) Rhonda's corsage: My Gramma Repp was unable to make it, a corsage had been ordered for me, my mom and my gramma. So my mother decided that Rhonda was the next closest thing to a gramma since she had met Tatiana. While I teased Rhonda that apparently my family was trying to tell her that she was OLD, it really meant that she's FAMILY. And she's stuck with us -- haha! Even though I am an "only child", Tatiana will have a line up of "aunties" to help her through life, including Aunt Rhonda, Aunt Jenni and Aunt Carrie - the new Big 3 of Michigan (sorry auto-workers), these are the Big 3 now! And that's just where the list STARTS with her Aunties!

2) The CAKE! My cousin Gary's wife Rena' is VERY talented. One of her big talents is in the kitchen, she's a delicious cook and can do wonders baking. She was tapped to make the cake - a stressful job for any shower! WOW. Rena' out-did herself. See for yourself:

Seriously - have you ever seen matroska dolls made out of CAKE? Yup - they are cake too. And to top it all off, half of the cake was banana cake -- one of my favorites!!!

3) My Girlies: Again being an only child, I have no nieces, but I do have "faux-nieces" (my cousins kids) and most of them were there this weekend. I had an un-wrapping crew - helpers to help me un-wrap all my presents. I was a little afraid the Princess blanket wouldn't make it out of the building without being stolen! And this isn't even all of "the crew"!!! (Don't miss Riley in the bottom right corner!)

Hopefully, a fun time was had by all. Since it's Thanksgiving week, it's only appropriate for me to say how thankful I am for all my family and friends. Enjoy the holiday!


Nancy said...

That cake is awesome! Glad you had a good shower.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to meet Tatiana. I hope she'll like Great Lakes boats and having her picture taken! ;-)

Rhonda said...

k, crying again. thanks.

Lindsay said...

Cake looks lovely, and you look like you had a wonderful time. Congratulations.

Nichole said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I never liked the being on display part either.

Tiger & Kar said...

Love the cake and it looks like a great time was had by all! I can't wait to hear you've received your court date and of course to FINALLY see pictures of Tatiana!

Have a great Thanksgiving,

Troy and Rachel said...

That looks like a fun shower!! I love the cake!!

Sara said...

Wish I could have been there!


Nancy said...


I stumbled across your blog from another that I read. You should join the yahoo single russian mom group. I also live in Michigan and adopted twice from Russia.

Eric & Becky said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. Good luck it looks like you will have plenty of help. We hope everthing goes good for you we will keep checking your blog.