August 16, 2009 - Jill's shower
Jere, Amy, and Steph threw Jill a baby shower at Chateau Elan.
Jill hadn't been there before (and I still haven't) and was very impressed with how beautiful it is.
Grandmother- and mother-to-be.
Great-grandmother (already, six times over) and mother-to-be.
Hostess, Amy McGuire.
Hostess, Steph Nealon.
(I don't really have much to say on some pictures, since I wasn't there. Sorry!)
Ahh... present time...
I love this one...
And Aunt Caroline made this... UGA on one side...
and a map of the world on the other. Awesome!
She also made a UGA boppy.
One of several gifts from Aunt Jackie.
(Sorry, but I only know where a few came from.)
Someone gave the grandmothers gifts as well.
Jill had a bunch of favorites. This is one.
A set of all sorts of necessities, one gift from Cathy/Kate Zier. (Sorry, I missed your wedding, so I missed your name change, too).
Ah, the famously dubbed Bindi [Irwin] outfit.
I'm sure this is really sweet in person, but this picture kinda makes it look like what you wore to bathe in a steel tub in the 1800s.
Oh - this blankie is soft!
Amy gave Jill a book of littler learning books.
Hopefully she'll share with the kid.
Lots going on here. I think this is from Chris Edge, but don't quote me on it.
OK, it wasn't originally supposed to be a giraffe themed room, but I love this, too!
The amazing, nearly instantly-disappearing stroller, courtesy of the grandparent Jones.
More giraffe. (I love all the stuff with animals!)
I'm not sure what I'm looking at here.
(Playing the guy card. I have a pass.)
"Little Miss M's" tailgate bag (from Amy?).
Oh yeah - must be from Amy.
Jere provides her first suitcase (carry-on size, of course!).
Carey and her tennis team.
The whole gang...
To anyone whose gift I mis-credited or insulted, I sincerely apologize. This site is rarely intended to be serious.
To all that organized, contributed to, attended, or sent well wishes for Jill's shower, I extend my deepest thanks. Jill really appreciated all of the effort that went into it, especially those of Jere, Amy, and Steph. I enjoyed the recaps and walkthrough of the trove.
P.S. - While I do regret not attending, I am thankful of the hours I got to spend alone cranking out countless countries and several animals for the baby room mural, which to this day I would not have been able to get. As of writing this (exactly 30 days later - and in Greenfield, Indiana), I have been able to spend all of 2 hours on the murals.