Bluff City Shower

Today we were showered again. Two weekends in a row. I feel so blessed that I may pop with joy and excitement. Henry is loved already, I know that is for sure! It was so great to see family and friends this morning for a yummy brunch.
My Shower Hostesses
Aunt Babs
Cousin Hollye
My Dad’s wife, Connie

Henry’s Mama in front of the beautiful floral arrangement Hollye made

Gifts galore

My Peepaw’s sterling spoon and knife from when he was a baby. Babs willed them to Henry since Peepaw’s middle name was Henry. Notice Peep’s teeth marks in the spoon. Melt my heart.

I get my sappiness from the S side of the family, as you will soon find out with the sterling set in the pic above and then this. My Meemaw died in 2002. There was a gift from her at my shower and it was this little outfit. It was just like something she would buy. There was a card from her also. I cried.

Swing happiness. I love the idea of Henry in his swing.

I am excited to now be a diaper Bag diva.

Claire (Hollye’s daughter) giving a shout out to Henry. She refused to touch my belly. That was too gross.

My Dad’s step-daughter, Ashley. Aunt Juju may have a fight on her hands.
We missed you, Juju!

Tammy Jo, My Mississippi girl. Her husband built our Byhalia home and we became good buddies because of it. I loved laughing with her today.

P.S. In order to make my sweet Aunt Babs not shutter at the sight of the word “Memfrica” in my post title, I used Bluff City instead. She does not find it complimentary for me to refer to her home’s location as “Memfrica”. I find it comforting that she neither lives in what we locals call “the circle of death” (Inside the I-40 loop), nor is she in any part of the many ghettos. Babs lives in a very classy area, but it is Shelby County and all of that is Memfrica to me (I love you Babs).


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “Bluff City Shower

  1. Hey, Connie and I live in north Mississippi and its still \”Memphrica\”. Babs just needs to get used to the fact that what it is is what it is.Yo Daddy


  2. Just found your blog today, Julie and Abby. Ok, let's just go ahead and make it a long story. Julie found mine and commented, so I knew you girls had one. It's so cute!! Makes me wish I had a sister! But I'm rolling on your PS! We just moved from Jonesboro, AR to Bartlett because Memphrica was NOT an option. Nor inside the loop! As a resident of Shelby County, I give you FULL PERMISSION to call it for what it \”be\” – Memphrica!


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