Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sophia's Shower...Hosted by Kelly

I want to begin by saying Thank You to Kelly for throwing the most wonderful shower that I have ever attended. I had a wonderful time and hope that someone has a photo of the two of us together. Thank you to Kim too, who I know also did a lot of work for my special day. Nancy, I can't believe you drove over 6 hours to get here..thank you, it a was wonderful surprise to see you. And thank you to Aunt Carol, Aunt JoAnn and cousin Melinda..it was great to have you there. And thank you to all of my special girlfriends who came and just overwhelmed me with all of the love you showed for my girl.


My pictures saved in different sizes, but this is me and Steffie. She was our official photographer. Our children are the same age and are living together in the same orphanage. We have spent the last two years together...waiting and half a world away our children have been together too.


These are Sophia's gifts. Each one was truly from the heart. Everything is so special.

There were a couple of times when I got a little emotional.


Here are some of the ladies underneath Chinese Lanterns. Kelly had each room decorated for the shower.

This is a shadow box that Kim made for Sophia. I wish you could see it better..it is amazing and contains things from Beijing where Sophia is from.

Kelly is holding up one of Sophia's beach towels.


Kelly made a wonderful lunch for everyone and the shower ended perfectly with cake.

33 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

Kimberley,

I am so happy for you. You deserve all the good things that are happening.

Lea
xo

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a testament to how much you touch others' lives. I'm so, so glad that your friends returned the favor to bless you in this way!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

You sooo deserve everything ...
You are an AMAZING lady..
Looks like a WONDERFUL Shower..
Love the shadow box.. very cute..
Have a wonderful week..
You are going to be honored again next Saturday..
LOVE YA..

Gail said...

Kimberley, It looks like you had an amazing time...I'm so happy for you. Thanks for sharing the pics with us. Can't wait for the shower next Sat....I'll be there!

You look so pretty in the pics!

hugs,
Gail

Truly Blessed! said...

Kimberley,

Yesterday was so much fun. You are so loved by your friends and family!

What an honor it was to host this shower for you...and I can't wait for next week's shower, too!

Kelly

April said...

I sure wanted to be there for the shower. Well, I will be there for next weekend's shower. Sophia looks so adorable. I blew up the picture hoping to get a good look at her sweet face. I still can't get over our girls are from the same orphanage and that Steffie's girl is also. Congratulations!

Kim K. said...

Yesterday was so special. Finally, it was YOUR turn to have a lovely shower. Let's continue to get together often. I can't wait to see your presents posted next week. Too fun!! Have a wonderful week.

Jewels of My Heart said...

How happy and wonderful! I am so glad you are being showered with love and joy....
God's Speed

Lesa said...

I've seen your blog signature on many blogs.
Congratulations on your daughter. What a lovely shower your friends put together for you.

Oh, I'm actually visiting from Kim's blog who knows my friend Susan H.

Come by my blog and visit some time.

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Mama Duck said...

It looks like such a great time! I'm looking forward to next week's shower, too!

Steffie B. said...

Love you girlfriend.... ;)

Daniella said...

It looks like a perfect day :) So happy for you. Enjoy every minute of the showers of happiness. How excited that pa arrived. closer every day!

Janet said...

You deserve it! You are such a kind woman. I'm so glad you had a good time!

Holly said...

I am so thrilled that you have such amazing friends. You SO deserve this my friend!
I know that for me, the support and understanding meant more to me during our process than any gift, although the gifts are very touching and meaningful too!
You look like an angel...in a chic new cast! ;+)
Hugs,
Holly

Nancy said...

Kimberley,
I had a great time. It was great to get to see all of you again too.

Colleen said...

Love the pictures!!! What a wonderful shower...you are loved by so many!!!

Dannye said...

looks like you all had a great time, and that Sophia got lots of great things....now we just need to get her home!!

Oatsvall Team said...

i hope your day was blessed ... not sure if my present made it on time or not, but it on its way.... sorry, we had rough week w/ Ms. Maggie ... I love ya bunches ...

Oatsvall Team said...

ok, cancel that .. i sent my present for the shower on the 28th ... i am so confused ... losing my mind these days ... hee hee ... luffa you (as Maggie says) ...

Amy said...

I'm very happy for you! How wonderful to finally see the end of the rainbow!

Shay Ankerich said...

What a wonderful day! Looks like you had a wonderful time and Sophia received lots of special gifts. I see a bitty baby crib in the mix- EK has that and loves her 'Chinese baby'. She calls her that and also Shaylee too. I hope you have a fun day putting it all away and getting ready for your big shower on Saturday!!!
Blessings,
Shay
ps. my new blog is
isntshelovelyshay.blogspot.com

Jboo said...

Looks like a wonderful shower! Congratulations!

janet

The Byrd's Nest said...

What a wonderful blessing these women are in your life Kimberley...and as other people have said you ARE so deserving because you are so beautiful and good to others. I cannot WAIT to see Sophia Jane's picture!!!!!!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What a wonderful shower! I'm so happy your Sophia Jane has come into your life. How amazing that she is living with Steffie's little one. Soak up this special time in your life. God is good!

Love,
Robin

Cindy said...

It was a wonderful shower! Hope your TA comes soon.

Keisha said...

Oh My.. don't cha just love all that Girly stuff...??!!!! :)
Sweet Party!!

Kristy said...

Kimberley I am so happy for you, you deserve nothing but the vest girlie. I wanted you to know that I got my package , so thank you very much for that. Kimberley you are one of a kind and I just can't wait to see you with your BEAUTIFUL daughter. Thank you for the picture. I look at her every single time I am at my computer because that is where she sits.
Love, Kristy

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Seems you had a great time... girls at work at talking of my Baby Shower since there are friends from Scotland going to be over here in May... so, we may have it then...
Sorry I haven't been around of late... ever since the LID's have been in March I have been busy 'nesting' and getting things done and I told Mike that after Vegas I was finally going to get stuck into doing Shauna's room... I have been waiting long enough... I try to get around to everyone but finding it hard of late... still thinking of you all.. hugs to ya.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh Kimberley, IT looks like a BEAUTIFUL shower. I am so sorry that I missed this! AND I am so sorry about your arm. I know Sophia is too big for the Mei tai but I want to send you a gift too. I need your address again?

BIG hugs,
Kim

k1 said...

I think it is so great that Sophia and Andrew will be so close together in their new families that they can continue growing up together. What a blessing. Hopefully it will make the transition easier as they adjust.

I intend to get my gifts for this weekends shower in the mail today. I hope, I hope, I hope.

Lisa said...

Kim,
I have been so out of the loop. OMGosh, first of all congratualtions on Sophia! Love her red mary janes. Now that was kismet! Looks like your shower was so much fun.
xoxo
Hugs...
Can't wait to see her in your arms!
Lisa

sara said...

good things come to those who wait and I know how very, very long you had to wait. Today I met my newest granddaughter. I know the joy that is going to fill your heart and your every living moment. Many, many happy blessings to you and your family.........
:) Linda

Jonni said...

What a wonderful shower Kimberley and how neat about you and Steffie having that wonderful bond on top of your beautiful friendship. I am so glad you had such a nice time, you deserve all the wonderful things in life my friend. So excited and can't wait to see Sophia Jane in your arms finally!

Hugs,
Jonni