A Carnival Baby Shower for Jackie & Matt


Oh what fun we had planning, preparing, and celebrating the soon-to-arrive Baby Ben with our McHendy daughter and son-in-law, Jackie & Matt.

I was designated the “official” photographer, so get ready for lots of photos. Β I was so busy worrying about capturing it and so busy just enjoying it, that it is just now hitting me, after I shared the photos with Jackie (and she posted on her Facebook page), how close I am to being an “almost” grandma!

When Jackie shared the photos, she wrote:

Matt and I have always hoped we could welcome our baby boy into a community of people who will love, encourage, and support him. On Saturday, we were shown a million times over that we without a doubt have that for our baby boy, Ben. Thank you to everyone who braved the snowstorm and made it out to the shower. We are so blessed for all of you (and for all the people who couldn’t make it)! A special thanks to my mom,Jill Henderson, my mother-in-law, Carol Kallis, my future sister-in-law, Becca Cura, and my second mom, Jodi McKinney for throwing us one creative, awesome shower!!

So for the past half hour ( I am drafting this Sunday evening), I’ve been bawling happy tears and cherishing these very special moments.

I hope you enjoy viewing these photos as much as we had in creating and being a part of them.

(If you click on the first – or any one of the pics – you can scroll through the photos in full size.)

Cheers & Hugs,


48 thoughts on “A Carnival Baby Shower for Jackie & Matt

  1. Wait until I wipe the tears away. *Kleenex blowing nose* What a beautiful job you did, Jodi, documenting such a happy affair. Oh my gosh, I don’t think I have seen so many smiles under one roof before like I just did see!! Benjamin. The name in of itself makes me cry. Congratulations, my friend. CONGRATS!!! Love, Amy ❀

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  2. WOWZA! What a FUN time you had! 😍 Love all the extra special touches that went into this baby shower. 🍼 And great to see all the smiles! πŸ˜„ I like the picture frame idea really well! Where did you get the ideas for the mustache, etc props? 🍿 Really super cute! Did you help prepare all the goodies too?! Your photos are really great, Jodi! What a lucky little baby! πŸ’™β€οΈπŸ’™

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  3. Honestly, you help through the nicest showers I have ever seen! They’re so creative and festive, and the decorations are just beautiful. But as nice as all that is, what’s even nicer is the support and love you showed your “almost” daughter…..what new mom could ask for more?

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