Renee Whiting Photography-Santa Cruz, CA Photographer » Santa Cruz, CA Newborn and Child Photographer

It’s a boy! And a girl! Cousin’s Baby Shower!

My daughter, Jamie, and her cousin, Christy (who happen to be just 6 weeks apart in age) are both expecting and this weekend was their Santa Cruz Shower! My sister-in-law and I hosted the shower at my home and we had so much fun planning it, keeping with the pink & blue theme. Jamie is expecting a girl and Christy a boy! They are due just 5 days apart. How fun is that!!  The shower was perfect and the girls were truly blessed to have been surrounded and showered with so much love from friends and relatives. The shower was quite large (about 50 guests) and we all enjoyed a wonderful luncheon on a beautiful sunny day!

Here are the Mommy’s to be….

And because it all began 26 years ago, when we were expecting ……

(I can’t believe I posted that picture, I don’t care for the before or after of me, but we loved that fact that we had this photo of us from so many years ago! My sister-in-law actually had twins (the gorgeous bride from my recent post), but you would have thought I had triplets in me, I was HUGE!!! Oh, and don’t you just love the fashion statement we were making with those maternity dresses??  Anyways……

And, I can’t believe I did this, but I was enjoying the shower so much, that I forgot to take photos of the food and dessert table. I guess it’s hard to be the hostess, the photographer and the mom, and  I didn’t realize it until I was sitting and eating that I had forgotten. Oh well. But, the menu was DELICIOUS and I guarantee you the table looked good too! In case you’re wondering, the menu consisted of: Israeli Couscous Caprese Salad, Summer Watermelon Salad and Mixed Greens w/fresh berries, goat cheese & candied pecans. Mini Sandwiches: Cucumber Cream Cheese, Turkey w/Brie & Arugula, Tarragon Chicken Salad & Hummus w/Grilled Vegies. And in case we weren’t full enough, the dessert bar: Cupcake bar, Fresh Strawberries w/French Cream, Lemon Bars and Mini Fruit Tarts. YUMMY!

Enjoy a little peak into the SC Shower (minus the food tables)
**Please be patient while the slideshow loads**

  • Sarah - August 1, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    I cannot even express how sweet and touching this was to read and watch. Your images tell a story of a very happy and beautiful day in SC! What a special thing you share with your sister-in-law, Daughter, and niece. And holy WOW you can really put on a party. Love the big clothes lines filled with baby clothes. That has to be the coolest idea!!! Ever feel like adopting another daughter? I am totally willing to give you another grand child! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Kelli Adams - August 1, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    What a beautiful slideshow. It looks like it was an amazing day. I love, love, love the clothes line of baby outfits.

    Congrats Nana!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Dungan - August 2, 2010 - 6:02 am

    These are fantastic! What a special day and how cool that as cousins they get to share it!ReplyCancel

  • Leia - August 2, 2010 - 7:05 am

    Gorgeous Photos and such a fantastic and touching story!! <3 Such a special special moment!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Macaya - August 2, 2010 - 11:10 am

    What a fun celebration! You and Beth put on quite a party! Perfect setting, delicious food, and so many wondeful ladies, and cute kiddies. In addition to all that, the sun showed up! Thankyou.ReplyCancel

  • Petra King - August 2, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    Okay had time to come back and post now :D What a FUN double baby shower! Congrats to everyone on all that hard work, looks like it was a fantastic day!
    Renee, what wonderful memories!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Lund - August 3, 2010 - 3:59 am

    These are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Rae - August 3, 2010 - 11:17 am

    Awh, that’s awesome! I love the photo of you preggers!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Morse - August 4, 2010 - 5:51 am

    What fun! You are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - August 4, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    What a fabulous afternoon! I love the way you set everything up. They are both beautiful. They will have so much fun raising their babies together. The slideshow was beautiful as well. You are the hostess with the mostest!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Cahill - August 5, 2010 - 8:39 am

    I love the flash back and your red dress. I put on 50lbs with both babies… all in the name of healthy babies. ;) How fun for the girls to share this stage of life together. I swear it makes motherhood SOO FUN when you have community and family. A cousin will be fabulous fun to have on the journey. Congrats to you both Nanas!

    PS… your backyard looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - August 5, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    How cool is that! These are really great! I enjoyed the slide show! Congrats to the mommas to be!ReplyCancel

  • Tyjuana Hill-Smith - August 6, 2010 - 6:34 am

    I LOVE the slideshow! Looks like such a great shower for both of these ladies..there is nothing better than to be surrounded by loving friends and family!

    Don’t worry…you looked great then and now!!!ReplyCancel

  • holly - August 13, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    i loved watching that, especially since i couldnt be there. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Dawn McCarthy - August 19, 2010 - 8:17 am

    I think it is SO AWESOME that y’all had that photo to share of where it all began. : ) Love memories like that.ReplyCancel

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