20 Feb 2012
My Besfrinn (who blogs here) told me that she and her wonderful husband were expecting shortly after Eric and I got married, and I have basically been giddy about it ever since. I can’t wait to be an auntie! And, if her parents are any indication, this baby girl is going to be so incredibly sweet, smart, and awesome. Hurray! The reason for my trip home this past week was to throw her a baby shower, and, thanks to my amazing mom and my awesome aunt Ellen, it turned out to be a beautiful event. (Seriously. They did all the cleaning. I just baked things and smiled at people!)
I got to meet some wonderful ladies, and it was so much fun watching Besfrinn open the giant pile of presents! I was sitting next to her, and I could feel it when the baby got the hiccups: there are no words for something so sweet!
We kept the food and decor pretty simple, and the star of the show was our sweet friend Melissa‘s punch. It was so delightfully crunchy, I could drink it every day! I baked some lemon poppyseed muffins and some lemon tea cookies, and the citrus theme seemed to go over fairly well! That gorgeous cake is from a great Memphis bakery called Muddy’s. It’s called a grasshopper cake: chocolate cake with mint frosting. Besfrinn has good taste!
Although we are all so anxious for this sweet little girl to arrive, I can safely say that I will always remember this day, when we came together to celebrate and honor my Besfrinn, her husband, and the new family they are becoming. I am so grateful to have been able to share this day with her. Love you, Besfrinn.