As I have mentioned in previous posts, this is the year of babies for many of our friends. Two weeks after co-hosting the shower Craig and Rebecca, I co-hosted a shower/potluck for Jessie and Tim. I plan to blog about the shower later, but I need to get my hands on pictures first. In the meantime, this blog is about part of the baby gift.
Jessie and Tim are expecting a baby girl at the end of September and I wanted to make something special. Since meeting this lovely couple, we have become extremely close. Jessie is the long-lost friend that I had been searching for, but never knew I was missing. When I met her, I felt an instant connection and it didn't take long for us to get to know each other. I was so ecstatic for the two when they found out that Jessie was pregnant. This was their dream come true and I instantly knew they were having a girl (no one believed me)! :-)
Well, as luck would have it the tests showed that Jessie was in fact carrying a little girl and her name is Violet. As part of the gift, I thought that letters would be fitting. Jessie is like me and isn't a fan of pink, so I wanted to keep these letters relatively pink-free (I'm pretty sure Tim isn't a fan of pink either)! When I thought about the letters, I considered that the two like the outdoors and animals. So, I decided to create letters with a cartoon outdoor theme including friendly looking bugs and birds.
In hindsight there are some aspects of the letters that I would have changed, but overall I'm pleased with how they turned out. Jessie and Tim seem to really enjoy the letters and that makes me happy! Someday little Violet will learn to spell her beautiful name and she can use my letters as a guide.
Congratulations Jessie and Tim!