Showered with Love!

Hii, everyone!! I have been so excited to share about the most wonderful and beautiful baby shower my mom-in-law threw for us. She really went over and above in every way. It was such a special day, from seeing so many people we love (and some I haven’t seen in years!) to chatting all things baby to eating delicious food (and dessert) to opening the most thoughtful, meaningful and adorable (!) gifts. Both DJ and I felt overwhelmed with gratitude and love.

Shout out to my mom, sister, Halston, and sister-in-law, Laura, who took lotsa photos for me! Can’t wait to share these details 🙂

These adorable succulents were the party favors- So creative & cute!

There was even a “mom-mosa” bar for the guests- such a fun idea!!!

The real star of the show was my niece, Kate, who was winning over everyone’s hearts with her overall cuteness and adorable personality.

After mingling for a bit, it was time for food!! My mom said the sweetest prayer prior to us eating- it definitely made me tear up 🥺 .

Everything was really good- a perfect lunch!

For games, there was this fun baby word scramble, an emoji pictionary nursery rhymes puzzle (so cute!) and the classic baby bingo. The winners each got a prize with one of those bags pictured below- like I said, my mom-in-law went over and above with every detail!!

DJ joined the shower when it was time for gifts! I was so happy to have him there for this. We couldn’t believe how stinkin’ generous and thoughtful everyone was. We were blown away. Everyone also gifted a book, so we have a heckuvah library right now- I’m obsessed! I’ve been reading her one a day. Also, we were gifted the cutest clothes- I cannot wait to put her in every single outfit. I probably won’t need to buy her much for the next year!

While opening gifts, guests helped themselves to dessert… And not just your average dessert… we’ve got this delicious cheesecake and probably one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve seen from the West Side Bakery!!

Not only was that cake gorgeous, but it was beyond delicious with a rich lemony flavor. I LOVE lemon cake! 🍋

Some additional special notes- three of my dearest friends from college were able to make the shower. The four of us pictured below were roommates/suitemates and super close, but we hadn’t been reunited all together until the shower. It was soooo beyond special having them there and meant everything to me they would travel in for it. I could cry again just thinking about it!

And I wanted to include a few more pictures of my close family and friends you may recognize from being on the blog before!

My sister-in-law, Renee, was also so helpful with setting up for the shower, tearing down and helping take gifts out to the car- so I want to give her a big thank you here too :).

It was such a wonderful shower in every way. When we came home, I was eager to see my Moosey.

My sister also gifted me something once we got home in private from her and Kevin. I am so glad she did it this way because it took me a little bit to pull myself together after seeing what it was!

They got baby girl this onesie below <3. Even typing this I have tears in my eyes. I couldn’t have imagined a better gift & it meant the absolute world.

Needless to say, this was an unforgettable day. Our baby girl is so loved already, and I was reminded of the true village we have around us, filled with incredible role models for her. We are feeling so loved and so blessed.

<3,

Mackenzie

19 thoughts on “Showered with Love!

  1. Thank you for capturing the day, it was so much fun planning this for your sweet little baby girl. The gift you showed from your sister is definitely causing tears to form here as well, what a precious gift and I am sure Grandpa is smiling away up in Heaven. Getting so close and beyond excited! Love all three of you! Your very thrilled mom-in-law

  2. Okay….. So first of all, this shower was SO you! So elegant, fun, and filled with photo opps! I want to comment on everything!
    That stacked ‘baby’ tower made of clear ‘blocks’ and balloons? So fabulous!!!
    The colors and golden accents were just perfection! And those favors were adorable!
    I’m drooling looking at pics of the food. The flowers on the cake looked SO real, I can’t get over it.
    The onesie from your sister was SO special!!!
    Last, but not least, you and your hubby just look SO happy! And you are beyond gorgeous and glowing. Also, how perfectly beautiful was your dress?
    Your baby is already SO loved! What a special shower to celebrate with family and friends.

    1. Aww thank you so much, Nicole!! My mom-in-law really went over and above in every way! I’m going to have to send her this comment- I’m sure she’ll appreciate it lots too ☺️

      Aw you are the sweetest!!! Thank you so much, friend! After wearing scrubs and sweatpants 90% of the time over these last 9 months, it was fun to play dress up for a day hehe

      She really is, it was a super special day- thank you for sharing in it and in our joy with us! 💕

  3. What an incredibly beautiful shower, & you look radiant! I love your dress & your bump! Funny enough we had the same napkins. 🤩 The adorable boutique & event center had them for us, & they matched my “theme” so perfectly. The mom who held her shower just before us left their balloon arch & balloon “baby” stacking cubes, & I was so grateful. Your spread looks so delicious, & that cake is so lovely! I am so excited for you! Baby girl as well as you & Dj deserve all the love & support. This season has shown me more gratitude & love than ever before.

    We are scheduled for a beautiful belly birth on May 3rd, so in less than two weeks we’ll meet our Ansley on the outside! I’m *such* a mix of emotions. It’s so bittersweet. I wish you the best in your final homestretch! I cannot wait to share photos with you & to meet your precious daughter. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much, Kori 💕 This is all so sweet!! Oh my gosh, we did have the same napkins!! That is way too perfect about how the shower before left all that fun decor! How cool is that?!

      I so agree- this season has absolutely shown me more love and gratitude than ever too!

      I’m a little late to this comment, but it’s so beyond exciting that you’re precious Ansley is here as I type this!! 💕💕💕

  4. How exciting to have everyone gather at this shower for the upcoming blessed event. It’s great your college roomies were able to be with you, plus family, friends and DJ. You must be so excited right now Mackenzie!

  5. Showered with Love !! I cannot think of a better person to be showered with love than you Mackenzie ! How sweet of your Mom-in-law to throw you such a beautiful shower . It is a special day for a Mom to be and it was your turn to be center of attention! That is a special photo of you and your mom, I love her outfit ! ( tell her hello from me!) And a nice sister photo of you and Halston in your pretty dresses! Awww Kate is adorable , also in her pretty dress, she is going to be a great cousin to babygirl! The food spread looks amazing ! And how fun to play those party games. That was nice that DJ was able to join the events for the gifts . It shows what you both mean to those friends and family by showing their generosity. Oh my those desserts are sooooo yummy ( I can almost taste them ) And lemon cake is one of my faves too. That was so special that your college roommates were able to make it to your special day! A very sweet picture to cherish. i certainly do recognize family and friends from past blog posts through the years! Moose got to join in with all the fun ! Mackenzie, that is really a beautiful gift from Halston and Kevin after all the other gifts are opened. ” Sent with a kiss from my Grandpa in Heaven ” was such a sweet sentiment and a reminder that your Dad is looking on and watching over you and your family. I love the pure emotion from you after seeing the onesie , It is a special photo to look back on , thanks for sharing . Sending love to you my Dear friend, Terri xo.

    1. Aw Terri, this is the sweetest comment ever!!! Thank you so so much! I will definitely tell her you say hi! I am so glad DJ came for the gifts too- it was special having him there and also so helpful when dealing with the wrapping paper, haha !
      The gift from Halston and Kevin really was the sweetest sentiment ❤️ A gift I will treasure forever. I am so glad my mom captured that moment too.

      Thank you so much for stopping in & your super kind words!! Have a great rest of your week, friend 😊

  6. You weren’t kidding that she went above and beyond for the baby shower! Everything looks fantastic!

    Your little one is going to be so loved by everyone!

    1. She really did!! We feel so grateful to have so many people nearby that will love her deeply 🥰

      Thanks for stopping in, Rossy!

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