Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I returned from herding sheep to discuss my bridal shower

I have finally returned from my unintended blogging break. I've just been unusually busy lately herding sheep in Ireland, kissing babies in Africa, and coming up with solutions to world peace that I've gotten a little behind. Or maybe I've just been busy loading and unloading the dishwasher, helping 17 three year olds zip their coats, and wondering why on earth we still have the non-working can opener in the drawer when we have a new one that works perfectly well. The first explanation sounds so much more dramatic so let's go with that one.

Last Saturday was my Garden Party bridal shower. The girls put flower vinyls on the walls, hung little butterflies and dragonflies from the ceiling, and decorated the potted plants with various outdoorsy things.

As Maid of Honor, Katie was the MC. She tried to keep peoples attention from being on me 100% of the time, but that didn't work out too well as I was the guest of honor. 
We had a slight incident with the 70 cupcakes we made for especially for the shower: they never made it to the shower. Joanna didn't know they were in her freezer so she didn't know she was supposed to bring them. It really wasn't a problem because there was plenty of food and we didn't even notice their absence until the end, but we were still flabbergasted about it. We felt the only thing to do was laugh and plan a cupcake eating party at which we each eat 10 cupcakes. 

Katie & Co. played the typical "how well do you know the groom" groom. They planned on me getting all the questions wrong so they had one silly hat lined up for each questions I got wrong. Well, I must know my groom quite well because I got 14 out of the 16 questions right. They were stunned. Just couldn't believe that I know what kind of animal he would choose to be. The general consensus was that I took the fun out of the game by being so smart so they made me wear all the hats anyway.

We then moved on to opening the presents.
All the little girls wanted to help so we set up an assembly line.

K has been to bridal showers where the bride s-l-o-w-l-y opens each gift and bores all the guests so she tried to avoid that by going in completely the opposite direction. "Oh,it's blue dishes how nice here's the next gift."
While Joanna wrote down each gift and the giver, Hannah made a bouquet from all the bows and ribbons.
And then, my friends, then the girls sang a song they wrote about me and Christopher to the tune of Sweet Caroline. I have a video of it but I don't want to put it up because they're going to sing it at the reception and I want it to be a surprise. It was about movie dates, buttons, Paddington, and was VERY sweet. We made them sing it twice so that Dad and Daniel could hear it.

I love my flower girls. They're all so cute. Keturah told me she was smiling for the picture because she was thinking about the new brother her family is adopting from the Ukraine.

And so ended my {cupcakeless} wonderfully perfect shower.

1 comment:

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I'm glad that Kelly's Korner decided to have this topic, wedding showers.
I didn't have a wedding shower so this is fun to see yours.