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My baby’s wedding

Well, kind of. Not really. But close. My amazing friends Lindzee and Michelle threw me (or little Isabelle) a baby shower this past weekend. Ok so it wasn’t a wedding at all but if you didn’t know any better it would be hard to tell. The decorations were that amazing (wedding quality) and the food was that delicious and fancy (catered by Lindzee of CordonPink.com). Wink. It’s her new calling.

I am certainly far from a pink person so her nursery is done in grey, white and yellow. I’ve probably known this (at least the grey and white part) for about 3 years now. I’m a sad human. Anyway…Lindzee did all of the decorations in my nursery theme. She painted birdhouses white, sewed table runners, did AMAZING flower arrangements and even learned InDesign to design signs for every little piece. My heart goes pitter patter. She even sewed little flags with her name on it that are now hanging on her crib. I mean every little detail was completely amazing. I was totally blown away. I’m not worthy!!! Did I mention the homemade diaper cake with a champagne bottle inside

Then comes the food. Haha. My true love and passion in life. They took my favorite things in the world and made them into fun party food. Ultimate favorite food? Watermelon. Here’s the menu:
Watermelon salad with feta and mint
Chicken skewers with grilled PEACHES and homemade bbq sauce
Gourmet Mac and Cheese
Fruit skewers with whipped yogurt dip
Baked brie and apricots in a pastry shell
Homemade mini poptart lolipops
Yellow and white birdy cakepops compliments of Michelle (and she’s getting AMAZING at them)
Cupcakes from Lily Janes
Watermelon strawberry lemonade
Champagne punch
They even got little Izze drinks…they don’t miss a beat!

We played 2 games. One where people guess how fat I am. My pregnant friend Kelsay measured her stomach and added a few inches on. She won. Oh yes, she’s having her baby Sunday. Rad.

For the other game Michelle made up a list of questions about me as a baby for my parental units. I got to play as well. Sadly, I didn’t win. The other issue was that one of the questions was what was my date of birth. Yes, I missed that.

It was such a great day with amazing friends. I feel like the luckiest most spoiled girl in the world with the most amazing group of girlfriends on the planet! My mother-in-law, sister-in-law and grandma-in-law even drove down. I will seriously never forget that day! Thanks wonderful friends. MOI!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Lindzee - I really don’t deserve that much credit. You are too nice! We love you and are so glad you liked the shower! Can’t wait for izzy to get here!
Also, wanted to mention that Myers and Natalie helped out a ton by setting up!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Crissie McDowell - YES YES! Pregnancy brain! Natalie and Michelle, thank you SO SO SO much as well. I am just too lucky to have such amazing friends!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Lindzee - Oh! And forgot to mention that Katie Shamalinder designed the invites and did such an unbelievable job!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Katie Shamdalinder - You girls did an incredible job! This looks like the most yummy fantastic shower of all time. Just wondering what the butler wore? Love and miss you girls so much, can’t wait to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Myers - It was easily the most beautiful shower that I have ever been to. Can’t wait to meet the little one!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Cyndee Wanyonyi - I am so excited for you, MIss Crissie!!! I can’t wait to meet your sweet baby girl…

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 7:30 pm

vanessa - Wow- what an amazing looking shower!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 7:42 pm

Brittany - Crissie, your baby shower looked so beautiful! So excited for you!

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 11:34 am

Melissa - Crissie,

What a beautiful shower! Congratulations on your pregnancy. So exciting.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:35 am

Jackie - Ummm… Can she be my friend too??! Wow! Adorable! So happy for you! :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 3:16 pm

diana palmer - the title to this post was totally hilarious! and holy smokes, that’s an amazing and WELL DESERVED baby shower! happy baby crissie! you are going to be the BEST mama. =)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:48 pm

lindy - i wish that i could have come! i had a wedding!!! i would love to swing by and drop off the gift!!! when works? email me!

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:06 am

Corey Sewell - So beautiful! Looks like everyone had a great time!

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