3.15.2009

Best Surprise





God definitely knows when we need a little pick-me-up and I love how he uses the body of Christ to love on us and support us. I laugh when I read yesterday's post about all my frustrations because today was the best day! My girlfriends, Brooke, Bethany, and Sarah hosted a surprise baby shower for me this afternoon. I had NO STINKING CLUE. I thought that I was going over to Sarah Lynne's for a birthday lunch for her husband, Drew. Honestly, I hadn't even washed my hair today.

Here's the story. Sarah Lynne had emailed me on Friday to say that she was having a little get-together for Drew's birthday at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon, could we come? She said it would be like a little afternoon cocktail partyish dressy-dress event. Fun, right? Adam didn't have a test on Monday so I thought, How perfect! So, today after church, Adam was pushing me out the door so we could get to this party at Sarah's. This is not atypical behavior, though, Adam is notoriously early but I just knew we'd be the first people there. When we arrived, I walked in and yelled, "Happy Birthday!" Once I got through the foyer, though, there were a ton of girls there and they yelled, "Surprise!".....at me! It took me a few moments to reconcile what was happening but once I finally understood, I was crying because I was so touched and surprised. I am never surprised, I always figure stuff like this out so I was SHOCKED! Well played, ladies...and Adam.

See, they had sent me a fake invitation for my baby shower on March 28th at MY house. So, I had been thinking about how I needed to get our house cleaned and do yard work and get everything ready for that (fake) shower. They are very sneaky gals.

So, we had a baby shower and got to play a lot of fun games including trying to see who could chug water out of a bottle the fastest (it is REALLY HARD....I have a new respect for babies.) I was showered with adorable gifts and can't wait to show y'all pictures. I didn't have my camera but little Brooke took lots of pictures for me! It was such a sweet time and it honestly just went by way too quickly. So, thank you hostesses and friends...that was the best surprise! And it came just at the right time!

12 comments:

Hannah Lee said...

WOW! That is so sweet! They got ya for sure! Can't wait to see pictures. You look gorgeous.

Jeff and Lauren said...

Camille - Where do you get all of those adorable maternity dresses? You look very springy! :) I missed being at the shower. I can't wait to hear about it and come over to see all your cute things. :)

Lora said...

AWWWW-makes me happy for My Baby and sad for me not being there! You are blessed with sweet friends!

Kaki said...

Ah, how sweet! What a fun surprise! You look adorable!

lindsey said...

What sweet friends!! And what a great idea! By the way...you look AWESOME!!

It's been great reading your blog to get an idea of what to expect in the next couple of months. Thank you for your honesty...I'm just now starting to kind of understand the difficulty of turning over in bed :). I am glad you had such a great day today, and I will be praying that there are many more to come in the weeks ahead!

Bethany said...

Camille, it truly was my honor to be able to honor you with a great shower. Ever since the planning began I was super excited to see how you'd respond. It definitely brought me to tears. I had so much fun and I'm so thankful to the Lord for your friendship.

Ann Miller said...

that almost makes me cry!!!

lesli said...

you look so pretty & fashionable! such a cute prego girl=)

Anonymous said...

Love the orange dress! You look wonderful. Such nice friends to host a shower like that for you with perfect timing as well. I can't wait to hear the birth story!!

The Tylers said...

What a sweet story-God does have great timing! SO glad you had a wonderful time being showered! You look amazing!!

Danielle said...

in other news....you looked SO CUTE in your outfit on sunday! every time you walked past me i was talking to someone...i wanted to encourage you and tell you how great you looked!

Lindsay said...

what a neat surprise! you look great!!