My Wedding Shower

July 5, 2010

Last weekend, my cousin Kathleen threw me an absolutely perfect wedding shower! We had a fabulous lunch, tea, desserts, and (non-embarrassing) games at her lovely house. It was nice to have so many of my favorite women all in the same room together.

When I arrived, I was greeted by one of my best friends from high school and her brand new baby, Harper. Her fiance, Adam, immediately passed Harper to me and I held her awkwardly while he showed me pictures of her on his phone. They are so proud and I am so happy for them. (Note to self: be sure to push glasses up before having my picture taken).

Kathleen’s husband, Chris, made these amazing cookies from a family recipe.

Perfect shower food: Chicken salad and croissants, salad with strawberries and champagne vinaigrette, fresh fruit, and cucumber sandwiches.

Oh, and what’s this? A chocolate cake? Not quite…

Thats a stack of towels from my registry with a loofa topper and soap flowers. Its still sitting on my dishwasher after a week. I haven’t been able to bring myself to dismantle it because it makes me laugh every time I walk into the kitchen.

Enjoying our lunch.

Here’s my grandma Mary, my aunt Jane, Jane’s daughters Kelsey (left), Jessica (center), and Erin (right); and Erin’s daughter Kiki on Jane’s lap.

From left to right are Gaoder and Momoka, two of my wonderful roommates from ISU; Kathleen, who threw this perfect shower; and myself, having entirely too much fun.

Gaoder and Momoka dutifully used all the ribbon, bows and tissue paper from my presents to make the biggest practice bouquet known to man.

Speaking of presents, my flowergirls, Caroline and Julia sent a bunch of drawings with the present from their mom (Nate’s cousin, Lori) and their grandma (Nate’s aunt Linda). Obviously, I loved them. Who couldn’t?

My future-cousin, Becky, wasn’t able to come but sent a present anyways. I was good and waited until the shower to open it, but had I known what was inside, I would have ripped it open right away. She made me the cutest (reversible!) apron. Not that I’m much of a cook, but now I can at least look the part.

For one of the activities, Kathleen printed off words of “advice” for new wives from a 1950’s magazine and everyone took turns reading them to me with fake sincerity. Here are a few notable quotes:

“Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement or integrity. Remember, He is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.”

“Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.”

“Don’t complain is he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.”

Yeah… right. I’ll be sure to remember all that. There was one, however, that I think I can abide by:

Thank you so much to Kathleen for throwing me such a wonderful party and thank you to everyone who was able to come and make it so special.

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