Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tea Party Time!

Yesterday I was blessed with my first bridal shower! This shower was hosted by ladies from my home town, Guthrie Center. Here is a picture of me with the hostesses. All these ladies watched me grow up! They have all been important in my growth as a Christian woman!

(Left to Right: Diana, Laurie, Vicki, Debbie, Me, Carol, Betty, Merle Anne; 
Not pictured Linda and Cheryl)


The theme of this shower was a TEA PARTY! All the tables were decorated with colorful, ornate tea pots! Here are a few pics my sister took of the beautiful decorations!
You can see in the picture below that they even set up a small table for the kiddos!
Addie and Eva looking way too grown up for the little table! So pretty!
Guests started to arrive and we all enjoyed the scrumptious food!


After eating the hostesses led an awesome program! Each guest had brought their favorite bible verse to share with me. I was given a Bride's Bible and after each guest read their favorite verse aloud to the group they highlighted their favorite verse in my bride's bible and put their name next too it. I will treasure that bible for years to come!

Then Debbie, another hostess, led the group in a game called "Name that Love Song". It was so fun!! Everybody was laughing and smiling during the game! 

Then it was time to open presents. Jeff and I were overwhelmed with everyone's generosity. We feel so grateful for every gift we were given! Here I am in action!!

I had some great helpers when opening gifts!


I couldn't pick just one picture of these sweet girls!!

After the shower I asked my bridesmaids to come up for a group pic!!
(Left to Right: Ali, Evie, Eva, Me, Jenn Williams, Jen Lobeck)
Here is a pic with my mom and soon-to-be Mother in law!


This shower was more than I could have ever dreamed of. I am SO blessed!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Engagement Party

I feel so blessed!! On September 21st Jeff and I had our engagement party! My sister Evie and my brother-in-law Adam planned this event so that our wedding party could meet! It was such a fun night! Evie reserved a party room at Baratta's Italian Restaurant. This was where Jeff and I had our first date so it was VERY special to us!! Evie and Adam provided awesome appetizers of Bruschetta and relishes! Then we had the choice of many Italian dishes! It was so delicious!!
The evening was a huge success!! Our parents and siblings got to meet and chat!! Here are three of my favorite pics from the night!

 Jeff and myself after the yummy dinner!! 

Here we are with all our nieces and nephews! We are blessed!

My two beautiful personal attendants - Chelsey and Sarah!
I have also received some SWEET engagement gifts!! From my mom's friend Vicki I got this ADORABLE bride bag. I have used it every day since to keep my wedding info together! Thanks Vicki!!

I also got some great luggage tags from my mom's friend Carol! We will definitely use these on our honeymoon!

We also received a surprise in the mail...our first wedding gift!! My college friend Hiliary saw our engagement on Facebook and sent us our tent from Target! We can't wait to try it out!! 

Next week is our Guthrie Shower at my home church. Can't wait for the fun to begin!!