September 27, 2006

Dipstick's First Party

This past Saturday, JD and I flew out to St. Louis for a very special Co-Ed Baby Shower all in honor of Dipstick. It was awesome! 65 people came! That was super-crazy! We had such a great time getting to see people we haven't seen in so long. Some of these people haven't seen JD since the wedding three years ago, because of his deployment. So, all in all, it was a very quick but fantastic weekend.

Chris and Jodie threw an excellent party, packed with games, food, great weather and a lot of laughter. Paul, my brother-in-law, took a ton of pictures. Thank you, Paul....I had my camera, but only took three. That would have made for a very boring slide show!

Thank you to everyone who came out - some drove three hours to get there...and the gifts..outrageous! Everyone outdid themselves. We can't thank everyone enough.

Below is a slideshow - it runs pretty slowly, so speed it up by clicking many times on the (+) button to view it a little faster.

I'm uber-tired, but it was SO worth the trip. You may have to remind me, though...the next time (God-willing) I am pregnant, I can NOT be on a plane after I've made it past 20 weeks. It was so uncomfortable coming back, it brought me to tears. So, that was Dipstick's last flight in his/her little jacuzzi!!

Oh, one more thing...thanks to Dad for allowing us to bombard your house like we did. It means so much to us.

Love, JD and Rachel .... not real sure why I signed that like a letter!!!

13 comments:

aunt~tina said...

Great pictures. That was a good day. 65 people, wow I knew it was a lot.

Sorry the flight was uncomfortable.
Get some rest. It was great to see you.

You look adorable by the way. Very cute preggers.

Carissa said...

That turned out pretty nice. I guess it is a good thing he got all those pictures. I too only got 3. ??? Katherine and Tara got a bunch so I'll email them when I get them.

Rebecca said...

Looks like you had a blast.. :) It was fun hanging out last night. Think about Saturday at Smithfields Outlet!

Rebecca said...

Looks like you had a blast.. :) It was fun hanging out last night. Think about Saturday at Smithfields Outlet!

Jess said...

It was a blast, wish I could have seen the games... too funny. I'm glad you got to come out, it was awesome to see the THREE of you!

Rachel Huse said...

thanks to all your comments. I did have a great time!

Carissa - let me know if you get anymore pictures.

Rebecca - I will definitely consider the outlets...could get some good baby stuff. I just have to see how the nursery painting is going by then! :-)

stormhuse said...

Looks like you had a blast.. :) It was fun hanging out last night. Think about Saturday at Smithfields Outlet!

stormhuse said...

Looks like you had a blast.. :) It was fun hanging out last night. Think about Saturday at Smithfields Outlet!

stormhuse said...

And how come I'm not in any of the pictures from the b-shower??

Rachel Huse said...

Storm - you're annoying.

And, that is a great question as to why your butt isn't in any of the pictures - care to post about THAT on your blog? Dipstick will never forget this!

Rebecca said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah.. it posted twice. Storm - go get a job :)

Padre said...

JoMom and I had a great time seeing allyouall.

If Storm had been there, he would have won the dirty diaper contest.

What is this "Dipstick" thing? If the "other-other" huse is a boy, will he be called "Dippypoo"?

Love
Padre

~Sara~ said...

Rachel,

You just HAVE to send me that pic of Dad drinking from the bottle!

You never know when blackmail might be necessary! ;o}
hehehe

It was so Great seeing you two!