- I'm making guest appearances again: I'm guest blogging over at I'm a Mom in Real Life today and making a partial guest appearance over at Random Ramblings About My Crazy Life. Seriously, my stomach almost needed to be pumped from the amount of yogurt I consumed for that latter post. Check me out!
- Reunion follow up: My outfit choice that everyone weighed in on got a really good response. People commented multiple times about the color and how cute it looked altogether. And of course I told them that my blosse has great taste :) For the first time in a while, I didn't take pictures and honestly in that setting, it would have been too weird. Sorry :(
- Wedding shower gift: Thanks to everyone who weighed in on this - I'm not always the best gift giver, especially under a time crunch. Fortunately, my stepmom saved me and we went in on a gift together from the registry. The couple is now the recipient of a lovely coffee maker from the registry!!
Wedding shower recap:
The wedding shower I went to this weekend was actually a lot of fun and very efficient! My two favorite things.
My stepmom did the most amazing flower arrangements, which went first in the "shower games," which consisted of guests telling stories about marriage or about the happy couple. I didn't really have stories to contribute under either topic so fortunately I wasn't picked.
Mimosa's were served but I opted for straight champagne instead. Why dress it up sometimes? So I was the "alcoholic" at the table, taking pictures for my aunt and talking progressively louder as time went on. But I wasn't driving so I just tuned those naysayers out.
The best story that was shared at the shower came from a friend of my aunt, who had her 4-5 year old daughter with her. In summary, the woman's now-husband was going to propose with her grandmother's antique engagement ring. Once he decided to propose, he had to take the ring to be sized and the wife eventually noticed it was gone and figured out it was because of the forthcoming proposal. When the husband found out she knew he had the ring, he came home one night from work, changed clothes and followed her into their bedroom where he threw the ring, still in the box at her saying, "well you already know this is coming so just put it on."
AND SHE DID. And that is the "romantic" story she shared about how she was proposed to. To close the story she said, "and he still surprises me every day," to which I responded, "what else does he throw at her?"
That was by far the best story. The other ones dealt somehow with the bride, groom or members of the wedding party getting wasted before the wedding. But that I expected to hear :)