A gathering of ideas, rants, reflections leading up to the big day

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Last but not least

Today I had my last shower, my in-town shower. I previously celebrated with Fi's family and friends, my mom and her ladies and now- my friends! Here is the pretty invitation, even stamped with a "celebration" stamp!

As I mentioned before, it was intimate, but I couldn't have asked for a better morning!

My pals Jenn and Mel, along with running pals Beth and Jenise were the gracious hosts. Along with them, three other lovely friends joined us this morning.

The games were great, not embarrassing or obnoxious. One game we were all given decorated clothes pins. I picked a word (drink) and when anyone said it (or a derivative) who ever caught them, got their clothes pin. The one left with the most pins won a prize. I was the worst about it, saying "drunk" and "drinking". It was clever and kept us on our toes!

The next "game" everyone had submitted a memory of me and I was to guess whose memory it was. They were all thoughtful and fun, and I tried to reciprocate by sharing a memory of them. The best memory hands down, was sent in by my mom who didn't come. She wrote such a touching heart felt remembrance of the day I was born, I was blown away. She kindly sent in baby pictures too! I took this photo of all my memories I got to keep! Wasn't I a cute baby?!

The next game was the "newlywed" style game that I have now played 3 times. So one would think that I would be better, but I sucked at this game. One question was about comfort foods. I answered tacos for me and Mac and cheese for Fi, he answered with the same two foods, but assigned to the other person. Really, I had no idea Mac and cheese was my comfort food!?!

I then opened gifts and I received such kind thoughtful gifts. My favorite (no offense to anyone else) was the cross-stitched piece made by Jenn, see below. She also gave me a Road ID, which made me cry, as for the emergency contact it said "husband". Man nothing makes it more real than seeing "husband" laser etched into a road id!

Of course the day wouldn't have been complete without favors! The hosts presented us all with these adorable little buckets with candy and a paper flower to plant and grow our own flowers!

As an added touch, the ribbon was personalized with my name and the date!

This shower, was exactly what a shower should be, in my opinon. I felt loved and celebrated. I was surrounded by the women in my life who mean the most to me. It was a morning filled with laughter (and a few tears, happy ones), love and a bit of relaxation before the big day! Thank you Thank you!


Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

Melisa, Jenise, Jenn and Beth certainly are wonderful friends. They thought of everything and planned a beautiful party. Interesting too, how well D knows you (from his part in the newlywed game)! And, yes, your Mom's comments in the memory game...and Jenn's needlework were very special. I'd say you are much blessed, Jennifer. I'll be dreaming tonight about those brownies.

Anonymous said...

aww sweet shower - eveything looks lovely :)

Tara said...

Sounds like a very sweet day that you will always remember!

The shower invite is sooooo pretty!

Ellie said...

Aww, the memory thing is so sweet. What an awesome day.