Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Rodriguez Family Baby Shower

Wow!  What an amazing family I married into!  If one word could sum them up it would be: generous (not to mention: stylish, kind, beautiful, caring...)

Michael's aunt's Debbie, Carmella, Christine, and Ericka hosted this lovely shower at Pardini's in Fresno.  Close to fifty family members attended.  (This isn't a small family, if you haven't noticed already.  Michael's mom is one of 16 children, which gives Michael over 45 first cousins!)  

Beyond the company being superb, the gifts were so cute and the food was delicious!  It was a perfect afternoon, with my husband photographing the event!

Thanks to all who could attend!


Michael's mom, Julia, me (the pregnant one), and my mom, Peggy.  I give huge thanks to these women.  Being pregnant makes me appreciate all these women gave to Michael and myself.  Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do.  A mother's love is amazing!






Michael's cousins Emily & Meagan, Step-mom Jeannette and Aunt Julie.  Aren't they beautiful?


Scrumptious food!  


This jacket, from Michael's mom, reminded me of the pink girls in Grease.  This box of clothes never ended - it's amazing how many clothes my mother-in-law could pack in one box!



Gotta love hand-made gifts!  Michael's nana (grandma), Barbara, handmade this quilt for the baby.  What a precious gift!



Michael's Aunt Debbie and her grand-daughter, Aleenah.  Little Aleenah was so patient during the present opening time - which took a long time!  



Part of a cute beach-themed basket from the O'Master family.



Auntie Ericka was a real helping-hand during the present opening.  She kept things going.  Thanks to Auntie Christine for helping for the first half of present opening!  Also, thanks my cute little scriber and my mom for helping sort things.



After all my presents were opened, I got to give some gifts to the hosts and mothers who made this day possible.  I love this picture of Michael's mom: look at her expression, mine and then Penny's in the background - great capturing of emotion, Michael!



Aunties Christine, Ericka, Carmella, me and Auntie Debbie.  Thanks to these hosts for throwing a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L baby shower!  I can't wait to share our little girl with these loving women.



The famous belly rub!  I am sure my baby loves all the attention and love she felt all day long!






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