This afternoon was crazy- I said goodbye to my sister and went with John to pick up my friend Karen from Maryland where she was visiting another friend. Karen is staying with me until Tuesday. I had no idea why she traveled all the way from Liberty, Missouri to visit me with her five-month old. I seriously thought she was having problems in her marriage or something.
Turns out my friends and family threw me a surprise baby shower! I couldn't believe it. When I walked through the door I saw friends, my sister, parents, grandparents, aunts, cousins... I was so overwhelmed with gratitude for their generosity (my extended family lives about 4 hours away) I started crying. And I now know why people I haven't seen in years sent me stuff off my registry (thank you, Patrick)!
Anyway, I'm sure my sister will send me pictures soon. But this entry was just a big "THANK YOU!" to all of my friends and family. I love you guys so much!! What you did for Rachel and me today meant the world to me!!