This past weekend I was lucky enough to have a bridal shower thrown for me by Jay’s family. His mother, who is an absolute sweetheart, and her sister hosted it for me.
Most of the women who attended were related to Jay in some manner. I must confess that I don’t remember which name goes with which face. lol
I do know, though, that this is his grandma standing in this picture. She is such a sweetheart and a spitfire! And that’s Mary Ann in the yellow.
In this picture I remember that the lady in the back is Renee, and I believe that the one sitting on the left is Theresa. And I’m afraid that I can’t recall what the woman in the lovely shade of blue calls herself.
This is going to sound horrible, but I only remember Diana’s name out of this group. She’s the one sitting on the left in the blue shirt.
I know! But I promise that eventually I will know everybody’s name. lol
This woman was very sweet and we had a lovely conversation, but for the life of me I can’t remember which name belongs to her, either. lol
These two ladies I do remember (I think!). The lovely lady on the left is Bonnie. I had a great conversation with her about work and what I want to do after I get moved in with Jay. The woman on the right is Marlene (I think that’s her name… my list is in the other room and I currently have a cat on my lap so I can’t get up). She was very nice as well!
These are Jay’s aunts from his dad’s side. They attended the shower and it was nice to catch up with them. I only get to see them for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Christmas Eve. Oh, and any weddings that are thrown in there. Here we have Aunt Kathy, cousin Maggie, Aunt Sandy, Aunt Jane and Aunt Paula.
The weather was not nice outside, but the company inside completely made up for it! I wish that I’d had more time to sit and get to know some of the other ladies, but before I knew it they had to get going.
We had a good time, though. Instead of playing the typical bridal shower games I just stood up and told them about myself. They asked questions and I answered them. A couple of the ladies liked that because often you go to a shower and you don’t know the bride, and you never really get the chance to learn more about her. Everybody preferred this method of getting to know me. Of course, it helped that I had a glass of really good wine to help loosen my lips. lol
As party favors Karen put together seven different kinds of Cookies-in-a-jar and let everybody pick one before they left. That seemed to go over really well. Then Jay’s Aunt Tina did a ton of cooking (all gluten free!!) and allowed us to take up space in her house. It’s so great to know that Jay’s family is welcoming me into their family tree with open arms. I couldn’t ask for better in-laws. 🙂
What a blessing to have a family of women to embrace you! I’m glad things went well.