:FutureMrsG's2011Shower Recap with Pics:
I had two of my bridal shower this past weekend and I thought I would share a little recap of them! The first one was with FI’s family which was put one by one of his cousin’s! It went great! We had a good time and got a lot of nice things!
<----Look at all those gifts :)
<--My handsome son who turns 7 tomorrow!
<---All our guests
<---I love Cookbooks!
<---The Kiddo's Loved to help :)
Then Sunday was the shower thrown by my Aunt’s with the help of one of my cousin’s for my friends and family! It was a truly amazing and very emotional day I will treasure forever! So many people came and we got so many wonderful things yet again I just don’t know how a Thank You card is ever going to be good enough but thankfully they are already done and going to be mailed tomorrow! I will explain the emotional part… My Aunt Katie (who was like a second mother to me) passed away January 30, 2010… It has been extremely hard for my entire family as she was our rock! She lost her 9 year battle with cancer and it is just still so hard to understand for us… Back to the shower…. As I was opening gifts I got one from my grandmother just started making tear run down my face! I couldn’t even look up at anyone! While my aunt was in the hospital there was a lady selling hand embroidered towels and my Grandma decided she wanted to get me some for the shower (she is a planner this was right after we got engaged 16 months ago lol) so she had my Aunt Katie pick out the design! So when I read the card with the towels I read that story and it brought back all the memories of the months we spent in the hospital with her! And it was so nice to know she did have something to do with my shower ;) Then my MOH had one last gift for my and before she could even give me the card she started crying (Aunt Katie is her mom) so I just started crying to cause I knew it had something to do with her mom… She knew how close Katie and I were… When I opened the card there was a picture of my Aunt Katie holding a picture of a big piece of old trim(from the house my grandpa was born in) with the vinyl word on it “With God all things are Possible”… That was the picture my Aunt Katie promised me her last Christmas with us… She had one made for my MOH(her daughter) and I loved it and told her I wanted one and would I buy the lettering If she would let me have the wood because she had all the trim from the farm house… Then she decided she would rather draw my name for Christmas and give it to me for a Christmas gift! That was my Aunt Katie the giving one ;) Then she got really sick and we all kind of forgot about it… After she passed every time I walked into my cousin’s house I would see that picture and would fight back tears! When I opened that card and seen that picture I just started bawling like a baby don’t think anyone in the world could have given me a better gift then that! Welp that’s pretty much all of it ;) I had two pretty amazing showers here are some pics and I have tons more in my bio if you want to check them out! Thanks if you actually took the time to read all of that!
<--Did I mention I have a HUGE family!!!
<--More help from the kiddo's that's one of my flower girl's and my miniature bride ;)
<--MOH #1 (My cousin Shell)
*EDIT* This is the pic that came in the card from my MOH and My Uncle and the rest of my Aunt Katie's kids... This is her with the picture that I will be getting once it is done... See why I started bawling! This was her, her very last christmas with us just a month before she passed :(
<--Ahahah and this funny little poem they read to lighten the mood after the emotional last gift I opened :) the two panties in the middle represented babies boy or girl or just twins lol you see my eyes!