Showering with Love

Hello Friends!

First, let me start by saying that I know we, as bloggers, should never apologize for not posting…but I feel like I have to!  We are now less than three weeks away from the wedding (when did that happen!?) and it has totally consumed my life!  I absolutely love it and wouldn’t have it any other way but, as I have noticed, if I’m not at work or teaching a Jazzercise class, I am making favors, making dinner tags, making programs, checking and rechecking my RSVP list, and all of that other fun stuff…all while trying to keep up with the house and keep my police officer happy with dinners every couple of nights.  Anyway…my goal is to have everything done in the next two weeks so I can just chill out the week of the wedding.  We shall see how that pans out!

Moving on…this Monday is particularly hard because I am coming off of a weekend that was full of love, friendship, family, laughter, and fun!!  This past Saturday was my wedding shower and I cannot thank my bridesmaids enough for putting together the cutest little get-together!  I tried to keep my shower small so it was not a big extravaganza but it included all of the people that mean the most to me and that is all that matters!  I started off my morning with coffee in a ‘Love’ mug to get in the spirit!


The day was dark and rainy but that did not stop us from having a great time!  I did, however, show up in wool clogs and a hooded sweatshirt that I had thrown over my dress…I refused to look like a drowned rat after I spent the time to get ready!  Thankfully, I was there a couple of hours before the guests so I was able to make myself look presentable before they all arrived.  Six out of my seven bridesmaids were there…with my friend, Meredith, at home in Florida.  I always miss her terribly but she will be here in less than three weeks and I can’t wait to see her!

(my bridesmaid, April, somehow got cut out of this picture)

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The shower really did not have a particular theme but it was pink and purple (my wedding colors…which sound hideous when you say them together…but I promise it will all work out!) and girly.  We had little finger foods and desserts that included mini pulled pork sliders, crescent roll antipasta bites, buffalo chicken dip, antipasta salad, and mini melon kabobs drizzled with warm honey and fresh mint.  In addition to the main bites, we had thumbprint cookies, mini fudge squares, and cupcakes.



…we also had a sangria bar, which was the best part of my shower!  My MOH, Christa, made a “Pretty in Pink” sangria and had multiple choices of fresh fruit to add to it to customize the flavor.  I swear I was drinking it like water!  It was so delicious!…as I feel with every sangria!


We started with lunch soon after the guests arrived and spent a little time socializing before I opened the gifts.  We did not play any games because I am not a ‘game at showers’ type of person.  I really hate them all.  Well, hate is strong word…let’s just say I’m not a fan.  I opened the amazing gifts from my family and friends and ended the shower with a visit from Lee…who had worked the entire night before and morning and made it down without complaint after only a couple hours of sleep…just one of the many things I love about him!

(Lee looking particularly excited!)

When we were done, I expressed my deep gratitude to not only my guests but to my bridesmaids and their moms who made my shower possible.  I honestly do not know what I would do without the amazing women that I have in my life.  I feel very fortunate to have each and every one of them!  I could not have asked for a better day with better people.


So…bridal shower down…wedding coming up next!  I can’t believe it’s almost here!

With much Love and Laughter,

Something to share:  If you had a bridal shower, did it have a theme?  Do you like to play games at bridal or baby showers?

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