This weekend one of my three wonderful sisters threw us a little shindig. She'd asked if we wanted an official baby shower, but that seemed a little much since it feels like our friends and family were just showering us with gifts before Cricket was born. (They were. She was just born.) So we settled on a small, no-gifts event with a few close friends and family.
My sister throws a great party. She deemed the theme "Welcome to the Beautiful World," and even used some Calm Cradle photos in her decorations (above). Each guest brought along a little note, photo or memento of welcome for the baby, which my sister will be assembling into a book. Cricket and our three gorgeous nieces from my side of the family, along with a surprise visit from one of my DC cousins, kept the occasion quite lively. Looking around, I was overwhelmed by the thought of how lucky our new little girl is to have this community waiting for her. I know she'll fit right into the mix.
The celebration came at an appropriate time; it seemed to mark the transition from being mid-way through this pregnancy ordeal to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel—and desperately needing a nap at all times of the day. I suspect my blogging will slow down as I shift my focus to finishing the ever-growing to-do list and putting my feet up whenever Cricket will allow it (never). I'm getting so ready to welcome this baby into the beautiful world!
I'm Julia Soplop. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.