Hey y’all…. It’s (virtual) baby shower time! And, this is not just any baby shower. This is a Texas-themed baby shower for Amber!
You know Amber, right? If you don’t, you should. She is the fabulous blogger behind Bluebonnets & Brownies. And, (more importantly) she is also a great friend of mine! We met at the very first Big Summer Potluck over three years ago, and we were fast friends.
Amber is the authority on Tex-Mex food (don’t mess with her breakfast tacos, people), and she’s an amazing baker. If you’re not already familiar with her Movie Theatre Cookies, please go check them out ASAP. And, don’t bother with a single batch… You’ll want two. At least. Thank me later.
In addition to our love of food, Amber and I connected on a more personal level a few years ago as we were both struggling with fertility issues. We’ve both had our ups and downs in the last few years, and I’m so grateful that I have had Amber by my side along the way. She’s one of the most encouraging and supportive people I know. She was there for me after my major abdominal surgery two years ago when I was told by numerous doctors that my severe endometriosis left me with little chance of ever having children. And, she celebrated with me when I found out that we were miraciously expecting a sweet baby girl last year. Though we lives miles and miles from each other, she is one of my closest friends!
So, now that Amber and her hubby James (the Brit) are expecting a sweet little boy in October, I am so thrilled to be celebrating with them. I understand the emotional roller coaster of pregnancy after waiting and praying for years. And, I know how exciting it is to finally set up a nursery and celebrate with friends and family when you thought that you probably never would.
Of course, I am not the only one who loves Amber and wanted to celebrate with her! As soon as we heard that Amber was expecting, Tracy, Jamie, and I started plans for a virtual baby shower since we knew we wouldn’t all be able to celebrate with her in person. When we sent out the shower “invites” via email, we immediately had lots of excited responses. It turns out that a lot of people were just as excited as we were to celebrate the baby on the way.
Amber, today is your day… We are all overjoyed to help you welcome your sweet little EJ! Congratulations!! Continue Reading