Sunday, August 17, 2008

SFAM shower

As I've mentioned previously, I have the privilege of being a part of a wonderful group of gals I met online while planning our weddings. It's been more than two years now since we first met. And since our first meeting on that message board, they've become more than just my "online friends" - they're like family to me. In fact, as I've blogged about before, our little big group is lovingly referred to as the SFAMily - Sisters From Another Mister.

Coincidentally, there are two of us SFAM members who are not only knocked up, but due in October! So the SFAM was kind enough to host a shower for both California Girl and me at a surprise location, The Peninsula, Beverly Hills.

The girls went all out for this shower, including so many wonderful little details. I found myself at a rare loss for words to express my gratitude.

A special shoutout to Wan, Tater and Lilcee, whom I know worked quite hard on pulling this together. And thanks to Christy for chauffeuring Cali Girl and me to the event!

Now, onto the photos! (Some of these photos were happily taken by WeezerMonkey, as indicated with an *. You can check out her photo recap of the event here.)

Our private room so we could be as loud and giggly as we wanted*:

Flowers to go with the pink and green theme:

Adorable clotheslines:

The settings:

The favors (these were DELICIOUS! Brent and I gobbled them up last night. Must. Get. The. Recipe.):

The yummy tea treats!*

The photo guest book, compiled using a portable photo printer at the shower:
Guestbook cover Guestbook

The SFAM working hard on the guest books:
group table

California Girl, the other mom-to-be of honor, and me*
The other mom-to-be

SFAM group shot!*
Group shot

Thanks again, ladies, for a most memorable celebration!

"At the end of my life, when I'
m sitting on my yacht, am I gonna be thinking about how much money I have? No, I'm going to be thinking about how many friends I have, and my children, and my comedy albums. I mean, I have a yacht, so I obviously did pretty well money-wise." - Michael, The Office


  1. Ditto to everything you said. It was absolutely wonderful! We are truly lucky pregnant gals to be surrounded by such a great group of girls.

  2. I'm glad to hear that the shower went so well :) Ditto Weemo, we love you!

  3. Looks like it was awesome. Congrats to you and California Girl!

  4. How sweet!

    I didn't know you were real life friends with Cali Girl and Wan! I read them too...very cool.

  5. yes, we love you! it was so nice to see you and em dash.

    and the cookie recipe. um yeah, you can email cee and me. it's super secret. or not.

  6. Hey! I know Some Of Those Girls!

    It looks like A Beautiful Shower. I like Your Dress!


  7. as i said, "beloved and beautiful" - in no particular order :)

  8. i've read about this awesome shower both here and over at WeeMo's blog - what a great looking day! As I said at WM, you guys sure know how to do things right in California ;)

  9. Aww, so cute! What's SFAM though?

  10. That is AWESOME! What a great group of pals and the shower looked frickin' amazing!

  11. I hope you know how very special you are to us. We do love you...and Em Dash too! :) I wish we could rewind and do Saturday all over again.

  12. aww how sweet. they put together an awesome party for you - I love the baby clothes line and the settings, so cute.

  13. What a beautiful shower! Looks like you have a great group of girlfriends!

  14. Woo hoo!! Had such a wonderful time with you! You and Sharoni are the cutest pregnant ladies ever!

  15. Isn't it amazing what wonderful friends we can meet on the internet? They threw you two such a beautiful and chic shower. I love the green button mums and the photo book.

  16. It looks amazing! How fun!

  17. aw how fun! looks like you guys had a great time. so cute!

  18. Good heavens, your shower was fancier than my wedding! Nice, very nice.

  19. What a gorgeous shower! The floral arrangements, the cookies, the clothes line - all so darling and pink! Can't wait for tomorrow's shower!

  20. eeeeee. Lots of Next Exit Brides in one place!!!!

  21. so much fun! you look fabulous and i'm so glad we were all able to hang out for a bit. :)