Monday, March 15, 2010

Sip and See for my Sweet Baby Bennett!!

I truly feel so blessed.
And, I have the very best friends.

That is all I can I reflect on how long I felt I was so ready baby #2, and trying to just let it all go and let God perfectly orchestrate His was hard at times, but as I reflect, I truly see God's providence and His hand in every single details.

The whole time we lived in Nashville, I wanted to have a baby there so bad!! We had such a wonderful church family and they loved my Jackson so much and I knew they'd embrace another sweet baby and take care of us during the transition of a new babe.

Well, that didn't happen...and then, SHOCKER!!! We suddenly move to Waco, for an opportunity for Josh that truly came out of nowhere...a total God thing! The 8 months of our move, selling our house, living with my parents...the whole sha-bang, I remember thinking God, you know best, having a lil baby, or even being pregnant during this crazy time, would have just made things even tougher, when they were already difficult.

So...God knew where we would be and when it would be best for lil Bennett to arrive. And that's all i can say.

Here are pics from a celebration for Bennett that my sweet Waco friends threw for him. I felt so loved, special and blessed my these amazing girlfriends!! Every detail was so thought out and planned, it was so beautiful!

The guest of honor...not the best pic, don't know why it's posting so small. :)

Each water bottle had a different "Bennett characteristic" on it....Sweet Bennett, Giggly Bennett, Bouncy Bennett...sweet Mimi creativity right there for ya....

The beautiful table spread of yummy food...
My favorite sweet rolls that my friend Kimberly makes!!! AHHHHHHHHH!! These are seriously to die for!!
Mom, my sister Kari, me & Bennett (Bennett is out...ha ha)
Didn't this pic turn out gorgeous? Thanks Kimberly! And thanks to my sweet friend Rachel, for snapping all those photos that are displayed, right after he was born!
Another really cool shot. Rachel's photography blog is:

Such fabulous hostesses: Mimi, Kristi, Nicki, Melissa, Genny, Kimberly, Jana (extra kudos for opening your home for the event!) and Katy. I love you all, thank you SO much!
(Ha, look at Bennett! Knocked out...which is how he was for most of the party!)

Waco truly is such a unique and fabulous place to call home, with the most loving friends and "mom community" where everyone takes care of one another. Not to mention, my immediate family...having them close is the biggest bonus.

See....God really
does know best, sometimes we just have to sit back, and wait.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the {most perfect} plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


erin.n.walsh said...

You look beautiful and he event looks lovely. So happy for you!

Rebekah Crosby Deris said...

FANCY! Wish I had been

Melissa Darby said...

Yay, it looked perfect!

Rebekah said...

I am sad I missed it but it looks fabulous! The decorations are beautiful and so are you hot momma!

The Johnstons said...

such a sweet, sweet time! glad i got to come for a little while with mr. mom, russ, watching parker. ;) bennett is precious and starting to look more and more like big brother. so good getting to see you lately..even though it's been short visits! how's kitty?!?


Girl, snaps to those hostesses!!! Those girls know how to throw a Sip and See!! LOL! How beautiful!! Love the hydrangeas!! I miss you so much and you are SO right, God knew about the timing, didn't he? Miss you terribly!! Come see us soon!! How far is Waco from Austin? Love you bunches!! XO KJ

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

it was beautiful! so bummed i missed it!

angie said...

So beautiful! You look so happy in these pictures Sally!!

Kimberly said...

what a precious family to share life with in big W! so blessed by you and your friendship.

so thankful God's timing was just as perfect as it always has been...bennett and griffin can now grow up together!

love you!

Swartz's Scribbles said...

beautiful. bennett is a so handsome.