Friday, March 27, 2009

March Showers Bring April... Babies?

No? That's not how the saying goes?

Well... last night, I threw a shower for a friend of mine, Faye, who leaves shortly for China to bring home her beautiful little Gabriella. I am so excited for her. She received her referral in October and is finally getting to travel. "Abby" will join sister, Alex. We just adore Alex. She is such a sweetheart.

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I made a version of P*anera's Asian Sesame Chicken Salad. I am not a fryer, and I fried the wontons in my wok. Oh my! I am so glad I did it Tuesday night. My house smelled horrible! Thankfully, it cleared up yesterday. Whew! I learned the key to frying: ventilation.

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I think it's so funny that some of my friends call me "Martha." Yet, last night, I forgot to hand out the party gifts until most of the guests had already gone. Now, Martha wouldn't do a thing like that, would she? I think not! (Sorry, ladies!)

These are the most scrumptious cupcakes. C*old St*one Creamery just started making them recently and these are the Cake Batter Delux cupcakes. A chocolate cup filled with red velvet cake, fudge, cake batter ice cream and icing. Mmmmmmm..... And all calories removed, of course.

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Alex, Mia & "Chopsticks" Leila

The great group of ladies....

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After a very busy week at work and throwing the shower yesterday, I'm just kicking back and taking it easy today. The girls got dressed up in my clothes and jewelry this morning. While they are upstairs resting, I just took a look at the photos. They are hilarious and are my new favorites! I'll be posting them soon.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Heather Marie said...

What a cool looking shower you threw! Those cupcakes look yummy!!! :)

Gail said...

What an awesome shower you had Michelle! And from one "Martha" to another one(you)... you did a fantastic job! I also get called Martha by my family. ;)

Felicia said...

What a thoughtful and cute shower your threw. And congrats to your friend. Can't wait to see your next post :)

Jboo said...

What a wonderful shower for your friend! I think your name is Martha -- everything was beautiful!! I WISH someone called me Martha, but don't think that's gonna happen.

Have a great weekend!

Faye said...


I just wanted to say thank you again ( you will, of course be getting one in the mail) for the beautiful shower. Everything was FABULOUS from the decor, to the food and gifts, to the company of wonderful women. You have been a truely great friend and I appreciate your love and support. It has been awesome to have someone to share this with who is going through the same situation. I only wish you were going to pick up your sweet Da Xin on this trip with us. We could have been mamarazzi together.
Thanks again for your lovely thoughtfulness. You thought of everything.


A big shout out to your sweet hubby, Nolan, who not only took great care of the girls (Alex loved him). He even cleared and cleaned the dishes. He's a keeper.

Donna said...

Looks like so much fun! And the food looks so yummy I could almost smell it! I don't even like cupcakes but those looked irresitable!


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Kristen said...

what beautiful photos!!

Stacy said...

Michelle, I don't care what you say, you ARE Martha! It was a beautiful shower and I had such a lovely time. Beautiful home, great food, and wonderful company! Thanks so much for having me. It's been such a blessing to get to know this group of women and I was thrilled to help Faye celebrate. Thanks Michelle- Stacy

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You certainly know how to throw a party....from the food to the decor and the little gifts. No detail left are MARTHA!! The pictures are fantastic.....and that salad is one of my favorite things to order at Panera!

Have a great weekend!


Oatsvall Team said...

what a fun looking shower ... i could jump in the screen to eat one of those cupcakes ... hope all is well sister !!!

day by day said...

Well, I can sure see why your friends call you "Martha". You are one of the most creative people I know!

What a nice shower! Congratulations to your friend on her newest blessing.

Have a great week-end, Michelle!!

Julia said...

Michelle, you did an amazing looking shower, I love all of your decorations, it all looks so perfect, your friend must have been thrilled! Thanks for pointing out her site, I love living vicariously as I watch others united with their children. I can't imagine seeing my child's face for 6 long months before travel, I'm so glad it's finally here for them!

mommy24treasures said...

oh those cupcakes sound divine!
The shower looks like such a hit!

Stacy said...

Thanks so much for hosting and helping Faye celebrate! I had such a wonderful time, so THANK YOU! Soon we'll have to celebrate Da Xin coming home too :) It has been so wonderful getting to know everyone! Thanks again!

Leslie said...

That is one beautiful shower Michelle. You can always make magic happen with everything you do.

Joe and Jane said...

Martha is right! What a sweet and memorable gift to give your friend!