I met my friend Emily at a Meetup book club gathering while we were living in Melbourne, Australia. When I heard her American accent, I asked where she was from. Surprise-Denver! Zack and I hung out with her and her husband Adam lots during our time abroad. Now we're all back in Denver, and Emily was kind enough to throw me an adoption shower this weekend while my mom was in town. Here are my mom and I before leaving for the shower (the baby balloon is from the MPB shower).
Emily went all out with the Kyrgyz decorations-it was awesome. Red and yellow (the colors on the Kyrgyz flag), words like "mom" and "family" translated into Kyrgyz hanging from the ceiling, questions for attendees to answer (how many can you get correct?), shamrock cookies, etc. She also had everyone write and bring advice for me, so we read some of those touching comments.
My girlfriends gave such thoughtful and generous presents. Shamrock got some awesome new clothes, books, toys, and more. Here I am wearing one present (a shirt that says "I'm Not Pregnant but I am Expecting") opening a shamrock shirt for him that says "Mom's Lucky Charm"!