the old lady and i were super excited to head down to irvine this weekend to celebrate our friend delovely details at her baby shower. she'd told me in a very sneaky way this winter - we managed to meet up at disneyland for a quick hello and while her husband was "taking a photo" of us (which turned out to be a video), instead of saying "cheese" she said "i'm pregnant!" and so of course my stupid face came out to play as i absorbed the news and threw my arms around her in excitement. they'd been hoping and praying for a baby for quite awhile, and so the news was more than welcome.
the shower was being thrown by her very best OG BFF, and the venue was a cute little restaurant called north italia:
i didn't really take a ton of pictures because i was distracted and just focusing on taking it all in and having a great time, but trust me - it was beautiful. their baby girl's name had already been announced awhile ago:
and these were at each place setting. so cute!
along with those, everyone had a pretty floral crown to wear.
sangria and strawberry lemonade was served with these sweet stir sticks:
and everyone took an instant photo to place inside a guest book with well wishes for baby and mommy & daddy.
there were also these to fill out. you wouldn't think it was difficult to fill in the blanks, but i struggled a bit to find just the right sentiments to put in mine. and the old lady totally cheated, asking me to just add her name to mine. hmph.
house salad. i'm not typically a mixed greens kinda girl, but this was tasty.
i opted for the grilled chicken sandwich, served with crispy potatoes:
and the old lady went with the burger.
tiramisu and a salted caramel budino were our dessert options, and of course we went with one of each:
and before we left i got a photo with the glowing, gorgeous mommy-to-be.
after a somewhat challenging pregnancy, we're all excited to meet baby evelyn when she makes her entrance into the world sometime in the next four weeks. i'm keeping everything i have crossed for my friend to have an easy labor and delivery after all of the struggles she's been through over the last 35ish weeks!