This past weekend was so much fun!  We shot our last wedding before the little man’s arrival and then spent the rest of the time with my college girlfriends, topping off festivities with our first baby shower.  This shower was especially great because my friend Missy is 12 days behind me in her own pregnancy and we got to have our shower together.  I’m not terribly fond of being the total center of attention so sharing center stage for baby gift opening was fantastic and Missy and Josh are having a girl so we got to see the pink version of everything too! :o)

My dear friend Opal manned the camera for me so that I didn’t have to be on photo duty – thanks Op! 


You know what I love best about baby games at my own shower?  That I don’t have to play them! :o) 


That’s right – your only participation in shower games at your own shower is rediculing everyone else’s attempts to draw babies on top of their heads.


Two pregnant ladies back to back = a TON of string!







Cheese much?


While we were all together, Kristin announced that she’s expecting in May!  YAY!!  Congratulations to Kristin and Rickey! 


Reverting to college days.  I would imagine this will be embarassing to our children when we’re 60 and still carrying on this way. :o)


Jennifer and Diana – your kids are going to be especially embarassed! ;o)


A HUGE thank you to you all!  You are too good to us and we love you!!


Wellington and Dirtball say thank you too for the great bags and tissue paper to play in.  In these final good days of their life before a little creature moves in to terrorize them 24-7, play things are always welcome. :o)



  1. Opal Jones on October 21, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Yeah the pics look good…Oh my… how fun…thanks for letting me be a part of it…i am so excited to meet the little one…have a happy day!!!
    Love you mel and sean

  2. mary crow on October 21, 2008 at 9:19 am

    How cute…. you girls okay…. but Dirtball and Wellington!! Dirtball looks like a little human.

  3. Dennis on October 21, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great time. Soon this blog will filled with images of a little person…

    BTW, love the cats!

  4. mel on October 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks again Op! :o) Mary – you’re taking to the pets over the people?? Who would have though! ;o) Dirtball and Wellington say hello! Hey Dennis! I hope you’re right! Photographers are so bad at personal photos – at least these photographers are! That’s something I plan to change once the little man arrives. D-ball and Wellington say hello to you too! :o)

  5. sticky on October 21, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Awesome times; so happy for you guys!!!
    Dirtball resembles a magwai(how cool)!

  6. j-mar (aka lazer girl) on October 21, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Oh my. That one of Diana and myself. ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! We were not actually kissing… it was all Diana’s idea. But my, it does look real doesn’t it? Ha! Good to see you Mel… you are such a lovely lady… can’t wait to meet your new little man! Much love!

  7. brandy j on October 21, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    SO SO CUTE! Love this post=) I detest baby games and all shower games. Nice to know that you do not have to partake if it is your party=)

    Oh, and your kitty looks like an ewok not a mogwai! And I think both of your cats are pretty stinkin’ cute!

  8. mel on October 21, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks Sticky! What is a magwai?? Brandy – I totally agree- they are our little ewoks. :o) And nope – no shower games – you can look forward to that! Jmar – come on – you know you were makin’ out in the corner. Embrace your inner lesbian! Don’t be shy – just be careful when you break the news to Andrew. ;o) haha!

  9. Lara @ Southern Weddings on October 21, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    What a fun shower! Congratulations!

  10. Dell on October 21, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    The pictures look great! Thanks for letting us be part of the wonderful next chapter in your life!!! I can’t imagine my life without you guys! And that concludes the sappy portion of my comment. Love you!

  11. Mel Watson on October 21, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Awww Melly… I’m such a goofball getting all vechlempt ova here. I can’t believe your little guy is almost here!!! Your shower looked like a blast and I love the mini pink and blue chucks! I love that you measured the distance around both your bellies! Too cute! :)

  12. jessica on October 22, 2008 at 7:35 am

    looks like you had a fantastic time at your shower. congrats again mel. i know you and sean are super excited.

    p.s your cats are stinking cute.

  13. mel on October 22, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks Lara! Hey Dell! Thank you so much for throwing a wonderful shower for us! We love you too! Mel – I don’t even know what vechlempt ova means but it sounds emotional? :o) haha! Thanks Jessica! They are pretty cute when they want to be. :o)

  14. david & kimi b ~ ohana photographers on October 22, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    ummm…i don’t see a pregnant woman in the bunch. hmm… i think you’re faking ;) love the pics! can’t wait to see mclellan v.1.0

  15. Jeremy Dean on October 23, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I love these two guys!

  16. mel on October 24, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Aw David – can I keep you? :o) Jeremy – Dirtball and Wellington would like to keep you! I don’t think they ever get so much love as when you come over! :o)

  17. Missy on November 5, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I am the slowest responder in the world. But, these pics are fantastic!! I love the one of you and me smiling (as I stole it for my facebook pic). I am so excited to see your little boy. It will be a race to the finish! Haha. Nah. Love you!

  18. Jen VanSuydam on November 15, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Oh my GOSH! I love your cats! I love people who love their kitties… and I can just tell by the way you talk about them how much you adore them. Awh. :)

  19. Sean on August 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Haha, Dirtball and Wellington are the best :)

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