This Photo of the Week was captured this past weekend at my good friend Amber’s baby shower, and she looked gorgeous — big baby belly and all! She and her husband AJ are expecting a baby girl, Daryn. I got to feel my honorary niece moving around in her mom’s stomach, which was the coolest yet weirdest feeling. There’s legit a baby in Amber’s stomach! And she’ll be here real soon. This image was taken when Amber picked the winning onesie from the little garden of onesies that guests decorated. There’s actually a really cute story behind it. Amber’s late grandfather used to call her “Peanut,” so I’m sure seeing the little peanut drawing on her baby girl will bring fond memories of him to mind. There’s hints of how special the name “Peanut” is by the smile on Amber’s face. I can’t wait to meet little Daryn! Alternate titles: “Baby’s Got Bump,” “I Don’t See Nothin’ Wrong With a Little Baby Bump and Grind,” “Peanut’s Pretty in Pink” and “Watch Out World — It’s a Baby Girl.”
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It goes without saying that moms simply are the best. She sacrificed her svelte body and carried you in her belly for nine gnarly months. She endured many a sleepless night tending to your every need. She kissed your numerous boo-boos goodbye. She wiped away your tears. She fed you chicken noodle soup and slathered you in copious amounts of Vicks VapoRub. She taught you how to be a lady. Most importantly, she’s lived a life of sacrifice to make yours great, so in honor of that special woman, I present to you a Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway, courtesy of Expressions & Sentiments Gift Baskets.
This one’s a quick one, ending this Wednesday, May 7 at 3 p.m. PST, and is open to residents of the United States aged 18 or older. To enter, click here. All you need to do is like Ashley ♥ Adores and Expressions & Sentiments‘ Facebook page, and leave a comment about your favorite memory of your mother.
This elegant embossed container is filled with a gorgeous collection of green tea bath products, including hand soap, bath salts, body spray, body scrub, a scented sachet and bath tea. Lord knows Mom could use a little pampering.
To enter, click here.
Spread the word! And a very happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there!