Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mere's Having a Baby!

My darling Mere is 36 weeks pregnant this week.  A wonderful friend of her new {darling} mother-in-law threw a shower for Meredith and baby Jack this past weekend.  Here's where it gets exciting: I am married to Chris- Chris was born and raised in Auburndale FL.  One of his best friends from home, and a groomsman in our wedding was Tyler.  I was born and raised in Panama City, FL.  Meredith and Carly are some of my oldest, best friends.  At our wedding, Carly meets Tyler and Tyler falls for Carly.  Flash forward to now and Carly and Tyler have been dating for awhile and are just perfect together.

SO, Carly and Tyler flew up from Tampa and Chris and I drove down from Louisville to Atlanta for the shower.  The first night we picked Carly and Tyler up from the airport and met Mere at Tin Lizzy's.  We had yummy food and Margarita's and sat for a few hours just catching up.

We left and headed to Meredith and Matt's home where we stayed for the night. We stayed up WAY late still just talking and hanging out.  

The next morning we had a slow and easy morning.  Mere made yummy cinnamon rolls, Mimosa's and we had lots of fruit.  Her sister Kelley came in around noon and soon after Carly, Tyler, Chris and I headed out to let them have sister time and we went to SweetWater Blue Brewery (Well, Carly and I demanded a few stops- Chick-fil-a and Starbucks ;) ).  Once there we hung out and drank their brewskies!

After the brewery, we left and headed to our super sweet hotel.  We stayed at the W in buckhead and it was awesome.   We spent the remainder of the afternoon at the sweet rooftop pool.
After the pool we changed and walked to dinner at Flipburger.  YUM!  They had the best burgers and milkshakes.  We walked back to the hotel and went up to the rooftop bar to see what it was about.

The next morning, Carly and I woke up,  got ready and drove to Mere's house to head to the shower.  WE stopped at her MIL's home to meet her and her Aunts.  They were so delightful and she had a beautiful Roswell home!  Then we packed up and headed to the shower.  THe entire shower was beautiful.  The hostesses had made the yummiest food, had place settings for everyone, and had decorations everywhere!  The company was wonderful too.  It was fun to see all of the women Meredith had become close to in the short time she's lived in the ATL.  Baby Jack received so many lovely presents.  I helped Mere organize the opening presents process and Carly took pics.  

The 4 PC girls at the Shower!

I love my Merey so much and I am so excited to watch her become a mommy to Baby Jack and to raise him in love!  
Love you Merey and thanks for sharing your special weekend with us!

P.S.  Here are some old pics to show just how far these friendships go back :)

Chris and Tyler at Chris's 6th Birthday

Carly and I in 5th Grade

Carly, Meredith, Carla, Carla's Brother Tony, and My 2 brothers Halloween in 4th Grade :)