On July 24th Michael and I made our way up to Athens, GA for our first baby shower. Michael and I both attended the University of Georgia and Michael also attended the University of North Georgia, so needless to say we have lots of friends in the northeast Georgia area. We arrived in Athens late Thursday night and after unpacking the car we headed off to bed to get some much-needed rest.

Friday we spent some time with close friends and family, drove around the UGA campus, and went to the campus bookstore store where we bought a couple of cute game day outfits for Cricket. Once our errands were complete we headed back to our friends house and spent the afternoon by the pool and grilled out for dinner. It was a perfect way to spend a day in Athens, GA.

After some rest and relaxation, the day finally came to for the celebration! Michael and I got all gussied-up and headed to the party. We got the chance to see friends who we have not seen in a long time and it was such a blessing to catch up with them. There was delicious food, beautiful decorations, and amazing company.

When the time came to open the gifts, if it weren’t for Michael being there to keep things light and fun I think I would have cried looking at every outfit and toy. One of the most special gifts that we received that day was Cricket’s first pair of ballet slippers. It was so meaningful for them to come from my parents, who of course bought me my first pair of ballet slippers,  and I hope that Cricket enjoys dance as much as I do.

As the party came to a close, I could not help but think about how incredibly blessed Michael and I are to have such wonderful friends and family who would come help us celebrate the coming of this beautiful miracle.

All in all our weekend in Athens was a huge success and very rejuvenating! And would not have been possible without the love and support from those who care for us!

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