Friday, November 19, 2010

Showering Jaime with baby love and...SURPRISE!

There are four girls that I traveled with from UWP that are my girls...we see each other often and have started a little baby shower trend.  We have done something for each of us that's had babies...and it it FINALLY Jaime's turn!  She has been trying the longest and is pregnant with twin girls! 

I was planning a shower for her and decided to email the Sunflower Cove, aka: "The Cove" (that's what we call ourselves, back story is too long, just go with it) to see if there was any chance they could surprise Jaime and come into town.  Believe me, this is one planning group of women and I mean years out, so when I sent an email asking if 7 weeks away would work for everyone, it was a long shot.  It took some work, mainly on Hunter's part as she has two kiddos to get situated, but it worked! 

Andrew, Jaime's husband, happened to have a birthday on November 11, which was two days before the shower.  He was the sole person who was in on this surprise, as the Edsons are terrible secret keepers!  So, with Andrew on our side, I asked is there was any way Jaime would take a day off of work.  He worked his magic and she had it off to "celebrate Andrew's birthday"...haha!  Their day was planned, breakfast around 10:30, a movie and baby stuff.  Little did Jaime know, Erin, Hunter and Teresa flew in Thursday night.  Friday morning, we headed to Syrup about 30 minutes before Jaime and Andrew were to arrive.  We all had butterflies with excitement.  From where we were sitting in the restaurant, we could see when they would arrive.  They happened to get street parking right in front of the restaurant, so we saw the entry.  Jaime had NO clue!  She was patiently waiting while Andrew paid for parking, and the wandered down the stairs and into the restaurant.  The host was in on the surprise, and Andrew walked Jaime around the wall and there we were.  She was surprised, crying, shocked, it was great!  Just what we wanted! 

We had a girls day Friday, chatting, shopping, getting coffee and then dinner the the guys.  Saturday was the baby shower.  We had a great turn out, 27 people.  It was wonderful, perfect for Jaime!  We just hung out Saturday and went to Jaime's house to watch some football and have dinner, and just like that is was Sunday morning and I was on my way back to the airport with Erin, Hunter and Teresa.  Those weekends always go too fast! 

The arrival

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