Sunday, November 6, 2011


One of my best friends, Kelly is only one week behind me in pregnancy & she'll be having her second girl in the next couple of weeks. I really wanted to do something to celebrate the arrival of Baby Samantha, so Lauren & I put our heads together & planned a bit of a surprise baby shower!

We invited Kelly over for a girls night in with "just the three of us" this past Wednesday & she didn't suspect a thing.

All the girls met Lauren at the front of my subdivision & waited for the go-ahead from me when Kelly arrived. Luckily as soon as she got here, she took Leah to the bathroom & that's when everyone ushered in to hide in our kitchen & surprise her when she came out! And boy was she surprised!!

I had made & froze Pioneer Woman's lasagna the Saturday before & it ended up being a real hit! Luckily I made 2 pans so we have one in the freezer waiting for us after Reese arrives. Click here for the recipe; it's super good & easy! I used the no-boil noodles which made it that much easier.

We had such a great time eating, opening presents, hanging out & enjoying a delicious cake for dessert. Kelly got a bunch of wonderful things for Samantha & was so thankful for the surprise!

While we did our girly thing, Woody, I mean Cameron & Leah hung out & played. Yep, Cam's new thing is just hanging out in his Halloween costume... what a goofball! And Mike was an awesome helper/host to our girl's night as he made sure everyone had what they needed! He's such a good guy!

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  1. Sooo much fun! Love you girls!

  2. Looks like a wonderful time Allison! You & Lauren are so thoughtful! Kelly was glowing! :)

  3. at least he is getting good use out of it!! boys can play dress up too! :)

  4. Wow, what a surprise!! I cannot thank you enough! Having a celebration for Samantha was something I truly needed! I'm so lucky to have such thoughtful and caring friends!! Love you!!