Our families were so excited when we finished the home study, and they with our friends threw us a beautiful adoption shower. Since the time frame can happen so quickly, we wanted to make sure we were prepared with the basics; that quickly turned into a full-fledged shower. We count ourselves so incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such love with our family and friends; they showered us indeed that day in October! My (Rachel) friend Liz did most of the decorations; Steve and I deeply love Winnie the Pooh even now, so we knew we wanted to do that as a theme in the baby’s room. Liz designed the shower to fit that theme too. She made many of the decorations herself, and my other girlfriends put together games and party favors. My mother and mother in law helped with the party favors and desserts as well. We had a wonderful time, and it made us that much more excited to meet the baby and you! Thanks for checking in!