Monday, October 19, 2009



Four of my very good girlfriends hosted a Sip-N-See for Emma on Sunday, October 18th! What an absolute perfect way for us to introduce her to all of our friends! Above is the invitation that they sent out using the window treatment fabric from Emma's room.

Every detail was meticulously thought out. Below is a photo of my dear friend's beautiful entryway.


The basket held monogrammed baggies of tea given as favors.

These ladies even planned a delicious lunch for everyone.


These cute boxes contained a chicken salad sandwich on a butter croissant, a bunch of red grapes, and a side dish of asian salad. Yummy!


And for dessert:


delicious petit fours with Emma's monogram;


chocolate candies,

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delicious mints handmade by one of the host's mothers,


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pink "Emma" m & m candies.

After lunch and fellowship, I was fortunate enough to open many, many presents for Emma. All of our friends were overly generous, and it was so heartwarming seeing how much they are truly excited for Emma to finally be here.






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The hostesses were so very generous. Not only did they throw this fabulous get-together, but they also gave Emma her first embosser (her monogram as seen on these napkins):


They also gave Emma her first monogrammed plate painted by one of my friends.


They gave Emma a cute pink notebook in which all the gifts were handwritten, and my absolute FAVORITE gift is a chalk rendition of this photo that I took on our first visit to see Emma in September.

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Isn't it just amazing? The really wonderful part is that it was created by a fellow Russian who knows one of the hostess' sister.

Emma and I had such a fabulous time, and we are very grateful for such wonderful friends. Thank yous are never enough! I did want to do a little something for them though. I really had no idea what to get so I went out on a limb and ordered custom Christmas aprons on Etsy. Three were the same, and one of the aprons had snowmen. One of my friends loves snowmen so I couldn't resist.



Love these gals!


Kristine said...

How fun! You have wonderful friends.

Love the pink elephant. Maria has one of those too! But no monogram...bummer.

You look so pretty in that picture holding Emma...well rested and happy. I hope things are going well.


Henley on the Horn said...

I love how excited your friends were for you!! That is just amazing. Emma seemed to take it all in. The chalk portrait of her is incredible!!! What a fabulous day:)

Hannah said...

What amazing party. What wonderful friends. Emma looks amazing in that coat too!

Tara said...

How fun!! That was such a sweet thing for your friends to do for Emma!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous party! Everything was perfect! You got soooo many nice things too. I hope each day is getting easier and easier with your sweet girl!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It sounds and looks like you have some wonderful friends. I loved the picture of Emma holding the elephant. She looked like she was so happy to have it. LOL!!
The other gifts were really nice too. Lots of them to save for a life time. She will always cherish them!

Congratulations on your party.

I love the aprons!


Heather said...

This sounds like such a wonderful time! said...

What a wonderful welcome and wonderful gifts. Emma is one loved little girl.
That drawing is amazing, and your aprons were a fun idea. Something they can use over and over and remind them of your happy day.
Miss Emma is a her new clothes. said...

What a wonderful welcome and wonderful gifts. Emma is one loved little girl.
That drawing is amazing, and your aprons were a fun idea. Something they can use over and over and remind them of your happy day.
Miss Emma is a her new clothes. said...

ps can you find out what color paint your friend used for her entry way? I love it and am wanting something in that color.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

What a wonderful party for Emma. Emma is beautiful. I adore her hair. I am so happy for you and your family. God Bless Emma.

3 Peanuts said...

The sip and see looks SPECTACULAR!!! I love every single detail. So perfect. Those aprons are daring too. I am glad you are surrounded by good friends.

3 Peanuts said...


Anonymous said...

Looks like such a wonderful celebration of Emma! Hope everything is going well!

Blessings, Ashley

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Oh wow, what a lovely shower.... you can tell these are some good southern women by all the details. gorgeous!

teg said...

I hope the party went well and was fun. Sorry I missed the new girlie. I hope there was no biting :)
I really hope I get to meet Emma soon - and selfishly I always love seeing B and J, too, no doubt! MAYBE we can work something out during the holidays OR I WILL be home for Halloween (Winston). Will you guys be in town? I'll ask Maria about it today. xoxo

CarolinaGirl said...

What a great party! You have some really special friends. Emma looks adorable as always! Love the aprons. That was a great hostess gift. I will have to remember that one for my next shower. I find out Monday if it is girl #5 or Boy #1 !!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That is such a sweet idea! Congrats to you and your family!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a wonderful party for you and Emma!! It looks like you have some pretty amazing friends:)

The pictures are fantastic....I felt like I was right there with you....and I love the cute!!

Give sweet Emma a big smooch....lover her sweet outfit too!!



Felicia said...

What a fun sip and see and I love all the cute momogrammed items. And what sweet hostess gifts you got for your sweet friends.

God's Girl said...

Oh how I loved seeing all of these great photos! We even decorate the same! I'm so, so happy for you!

I've missed you!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

What a wonderful celebration!

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