This is my HAPPY FACE...

Hello family,

I think this will be the most dressed down you will ever see me. I usally don't wear T-shirts but my favorite and only sister bought me this one. I took my oldest neice to see this movie back in the day and it was an instant favorite. Lilo & Stich. My face is not always smiling the road has been difficult but this right here made my day. When I see it I smile.

Saturday I attended a community baby shower thrown by the Thrifting group I belong to. I've mentioned them a couple of times. They are like a real life YLF. Well, I had a great time. Given that I'm in bed by 8:00 at night I ook my prenatal vitamins late so I could stay up late.

The premise of the Community Baby Shower was to celebrate mom's to be in our Thrift community. All were welcome to bring a dish, donate new or gently loved items, to just come out and celebrate and support. Many women from all walks of life get together and just support each other when asked in the local Chicago land area. I had a great time we had 5 women we celebrated myself included.

2 mom's were pregnant twins 2, 2 mom's were pregnant 1 boy and 1 a girl well, me I don't know what little nugget will be. I was the oldest at 42 and the only 1st time mom to be. Basically it was a celebration of life and each other we could participate and clothing and gifted items were distributed evenly. I received a whole bunch of unisex clothing or gender neutral. I'm not all for that blue for boy or pink for girl stuff. So I was fine with that.

What I wore. A head wrap made from a cut up maxi skirt. It was not my best efforts but I was okay with that. My hand knitted sweater. It is so warm and fuzzy it was my mom's and I love it. Denim leggings, Denim flats very comfortable and my Lilo & Stich T-shirt.

As always we like comments. Good bad in different are Always welcome.

Currently watching the snow come down and resting with my new footies.

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  • El Cee replied 3 years ago

    You look so adorable... and cozy. That tee-shirt is precious. I can see why it brings a smile to your face. What a wonderful and supportive community you have there. And what a lovely idea to honor ALL the expectant moms with a party. Hope you had a blast.

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    A happy face in a happy place!!

    I was fortunate enough to be given lots of used baby gear - they grow so fast they often don't wear it out.  I also did not know if I was having a boy or a girl.

    What a fun great day.

  • bj1111 replied 3 years ago

    What a great idea for a group. All the mothers to be look radiant.

  • Chris987 replied 3 years ago

    What a lovely post, LeDonna! Looks like a wonderful group, to which I'm sure you give as much as you receive. Everything you wrote and all the pics say HAPPY!!!

  • minimalist replied 3 years ago

    What a fun shower! Love the community concept.

    Hope you made up for lost sleep ...

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    This post makes my heart happy. FUN, FUN, FUN. The verve and vibrancy jumps off my screen. 

    Family is anyone who gets you - which makes your thrifting buddies family, Ledonna. Much love to you. 

  • replied 3 years ago

    Yay for sASsY babies! You look so happy, it's a wonderful thing to see.

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Hey thank you family it was such a great time and I did get my rest rest on.

    I also had my 1st pregnancy donut. It was a long John Donut covered with bits of cooked bacon. It was so so so so so so good. I've not had a sweet tooth sense being pregnant but this umm creation although I'm sure unholy and far to unhealthy. Was THIS side of HEAVEN. LOL. don't judge me lol just kidding.

  • cindysmith replied 3 years ago

    Angie says it better than I could, but this party looks like it was fun. Your fits are always so creative and interesting, LeDonna, and they always look so good on you

  • Janet replied 3 years ago

    So FUN! I love the pics and stories you share. You are a fab group of ladies. And I'm coming to steal those fuzzy socks. ;-)

  • Lyn D. replied 3 years ago

    I'll bet all the Bubs had happy faces too- feeling the love :)

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Those sassy babies will have some sassy moms. You will all have to get together again and bring those babies. You look great.

  • Bennett replied 3 years ago

    This is so uplifting! Thanks for sharing it with us here!

  • kerlyn replied 3 years ago

    Sounds like a great time!  And a donut with bacon?  Awesome!  Hope you're feeling look great!

  • Barbara Diane replied 3 years ago

    How fun! I'm glad you were surrounded by love.

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    It is good to be surrounded by supportive people.

    I'm glad to to have met other moms as I don't know any lol. Mom and me play dates are to be scheduled.

    The Thrift group wants to make it bigger and better each year but we will always get together. There are abut 20,000 people who have signed up to the group page.

  • Kate replied 3 years ago

    What a wonderful group! I so love your cuddly sweater, and would arm wrestle you for that doughnut, Ledonna!

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    What a wonderful group (and the cake made me smile!)  A cozy look for a snowy day!

  • anne replied 3 years ago

    A very special occasion.Beautiful idea. Hope you recover from the late night!

  • replied 3 years ago

    This seems like a great community. Glad you have it surrounding you.

  • celia replied 3 years ago

    A really extraordinary group. It is so good to have a true community , the best of possible worlds.
    Happy smile indeed

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    What a scene of happiness! Fun to hear about twin mothers - my twin pregnancy was not easy but my girls were well worth it.

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Shevia the young women were beautiful all 7-8 months pregnant in their mid to late 20s. I felt pretty old lol but everyone was welcoming.

    It is such a great community we get together on a regular monthly basis for different events and social gatherings. Always providing support, an encouraging word or volunteer to help those less fortunate. It's an interesting and cultivated place. We call it a thrift group but like YLF it is,so much more

  • chirico (Chiara) replied 3 years ago

    What a great idea and fun party! I bet you all had a blast.
    You look lovely and relaxed

  • SandyG replied 3 years ago

    You look so cute! Enjoy this sweet time. LOVE your energy, stay healthy.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Too much fun! What a great idea: a thrift shop baby shower!

    Ok, but I realize now my dog is Stitch...

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    What a happy party! Great T shirt. I've had moments like that!

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    Love this idea! What fun.

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Yep the party was very very fun.  Because I don't go out to often now. 

    I am trying to be as healthy as I can. I turned down to cans of mountain Dew  My weakness.  No soda pop with the little one.

    Unfrumped I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    Lillypup must be the greatest in the world then. 

  • Cerinda replied 3 years ago

    Oh, what fun, Ledonna!  Thanks for lighting up my morning.

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