So after 3 pregnancies I made a rule that I am against any 3rd trimester photos of myself! I was serious too! I know that sounds SO vain, but my face just gets so chunky (well other areas as well) but especially my face and I always DESPISE the pictures of myself in my 3rd trimester and at the hospital. But how could I say that when this lovely lady....
|my SWEET sister-in-law Sarah|
|Mom, Sarah, me, my Ella, Hayley, Peyton, April|
|my sis Hayley holding the BUMP|
...and I knew if these super SWEET ladies & great friends came....
|Kami and Joyce Newman (dear family friends)|
So despite truly not wanting or needing a darn thing for this baby #3, I sure felt SUPER special with all my special girlfriends showing up to brunch with me! This one....
|Kati (now Aleman)|
These two gals (both moms of 3 like I will soon be) came out from Perris...
And just after looking at this picture....
...I cant help but think HOW BLESSED I AM!! As a mother of (almost 3) my life is just BUSY being MOM. I take the kids to school, pick them up, do homework, play, clean up, make dinner, bedtime and the day is OVER. I rarely hang out with friends (except my husband of course) and despise talking on the phone (most my friends already know that) so I often don't feel like I have many friends. So this special day and brunch just made me feel like the Queen of the WORLD! I felt so spoiled and blessed to have old friends, new friends, family friends, and sisters all there to just hang out with me and celebrate the birth of my special little guy!
|Katie Bock and Shannon Morris|
We all had a WONDERFUL brunch at this place The Avocado House (thanks to Shelly, who also catered our wedding) for giving us special permission to do this little brunch there (they usually don't) but I KNOW she has new customers now, after all the gals who had never been are now IN LOVE (try the cinnamon swirl french toast with caramel sauce, delish)!!!!
My sweet BABY girl (almost 6!!!!!) also came with us girls to the party!
|Ella and I|
|Kami and I|
|My WONDERFUL mother in-law who LOVES and LIVES for her Grandchildren and has been SUCH A BLESSING in our lives and to our family!|
|Of course my TWIN, mi Madre|
|My "adopted" sister Michelle, and one of Hayley's best friends|
|Vanessa got me this hanging with my PEEPS onsie which I loved because it has THREE peeps!!!|
|Ella with BOTH her Grandmas from BOTH sides of our family (Nana & Grammy)|
|Hayley & Amber peeking their heads behind Katie & Shannon|
THANK YOU AGAIN TO MY DEAR FRIENDS!