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My Baby Shower

I recently came across some old photos from my baby shower in 2011 and I'm sharing the details the intimate details of it!
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I came across these photos recently and thought it would be fun to share some memories from my baby shower that took place in 2011. The shower was a small and intimate affair that my dear friend Alex Thompson Keeling planned with the help of my mom and Candy Cope (Christopher’s mom). Our friend Mimi Brown did all of the beautiful flowers.
The food was delicious! We enjoyed a brunch style meal that included leek and asparagus quiche to banana walnut bread and waffles. The spoons shown below are creme brûlée vegan style!
Baby Shower FoodBeautiful & tasty food!
It was such a day filled with delicious food, colorful flowers and dear friends and family. I am so grateful to Alex and Mimi who organized it!! A fun thing- we asked all of our loved ones to suggest names and place them inside “the baby name jar.” At the end of the party we read them. Candy, Christopher’s mom, put the names Bear and Blu independently in the mix. Although we didn’t decide on Bear’s name until a few days after his birth, I love that Christopher’s mom was the one who thought of both of Bear’s names! 
The Kind LifeBear’s name found in the jar! 
The Kind LifeThe set up
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The Kind LifeCandy,  Marina, my Mom, & Suz 
The Kind LifeHoly huge belly! This dress made it look especially big ha!
The Kind LifeField Roast sausages and salad yum
The Kind LifeMarina, Alex, & I
The Kind LifeMy Mom & dear friend Suz
The Kind LifeAlex giving a sweet speech, Mimi & Candy 
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The Kind LifeThe Tig! Or as she instructed Bear to call her, Uncle Tig
The Kind LifeLots of hand me downs or unwrapped – yay!
I’m excited to share even more motherhood moments and tips on baby showers with you in my book, The Kind MamaHave you had a baby shower? How did you celebrate?

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