Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Showers of Fun

Someone said to me the other day, "Now you're getting into the fun stuff of wedding planning!"  That's so true. . .not that the rest of it hasn't been fun (it has), but showers take it to a whole different level.

My sister Robyn threw Devyn her first shower, in New Jersey a few weeks ago.  Although it was a cold and rainy day, we had 2 dozen friends and family show up at an adorable tea room in Mullica Hill for tea sandwiches, games, goodies and gifts.  We laughed and remembered and visited and caught up with each other, and it was a truly lovely afternoon.  Dev and Greg were spoiled by everyone, and I think their kitchen is just about complete now! We even made her wear the requisite hat of bows. . .a tradition she was willing to forego but upon which we insisted.

I think this was a day she will always remember fondly.

Almost two weeks later, Dev and Greg had their second shower, this time in Lake Wales, Florida and given by Greg's mom, Joanne.  Her family, who live in Maine during the summer and Florida in the winter, won't be able to join us at the wedding itself, so they took this opportunity to celebrate the happy couple.  

A small family shower like this is always so sweet.  I loved seeing the older couples share their wisdom with Greg and Devyn, and they were also very generous in their gifts. Joanne did a lovely job with the decorations and the cake was gorgeous!

We are planning one more shower, this one for late May, for our Florida friends.  We're looking forward to some more good times then!