Monday, March 28, 2011

Forecast Calls for Showers...

What an official sounding blog title, right? This weekend takes the cake {pun intended} for just how much fun one can have during birthday, wedding, and what appears to now be "baby season"... it's Monday morning and I am still rather exhausted from the hustle and bustle of so many exciting events that took place--I tried to make a comprehensive read-worthy recap and of course added tons of pictures to share!!
Friday night was the big celebration of one of my best friends' birthdays with dinner at Boscos in Hilsboro Village--we wined, we dined, and our big group had a rousing time playing paparazzi and serenading our sweet birthday girl Lauren with fun gifts and drinks and baked goodies...
The birthday girl with her beau Andy
 Me and Jeffrey
 All the ladies ready to celebrate!!
 This one is a keeper!
 Weirdo I also call my BFF ;)
 Awww...love it!! Adam and Candice
 Blowing out the birthday cupcakes
 Sam's for more after dinner drinks! I love this amazing lady
 And this one, too!!
 Jenny and Lauren
 Me and My Mister {AKA Thumper Nazi}

Saturday morning, I headed to the gym, and then Jeff and I made breakfast for our guests...homemade pancakes, fresh fruit salad, and sausage and bacon--we had to get our energy for a full day of fun! Then us girls started getting ready for my afternoon bridal shower!! Once it was time to leave, we hit the road headed to my aunt's house and let the festivities commence...
My Aunt Denise and Cousin Lauren really outdid themselves! The food was incredible with some of my favorite dishes, the yummy petit fours were amazing and perfectly personalized with my new last initial "S", and the company was even better...we played a fun game to see who knew me best {yay Candice!}, sipped on the best rum punch I have ever had, and then got down to business opening gifts. Let me just saw I was so humbled my everyone who came out to make my day so special...it felt incredible to be surrounded by so many great friends and family who cut their weekends short so they could spend time with me. I know I am extremely blessed with some wonderful women--both new and old to my life--but when I looked around I couldn't help but smile to see just how each one of those ladies had made such a profound impact on my life so thanks to all of you for that--I'll never forget it.
Here's a little looksee about all the fun we had!!
The Three Amigos!
 Me with my Gran
 All 3 Generations of Massey Girls...Dressed in Navy--Great Minds Think SO Alike ;)
 Me with Jeff's Mom Kaye and my Mom
 Me with my Cousin Lauren and my Aunt Denise--hostesses with the mostesses!
 Some of the yummy spread
 Gorgeous petit fours--and oh so tasty
 The gift room!
 Me with the Birthday Girl AKA Lauren
 Me with Aid!!! So glad you got to be there--love you
 Me and my wonderful photog extraordinaire, Candice OXOX
 Me with 6 of my 7 bridesmaids...so glad they could be there with me--it meant the world!
 Love my Jenna and Mommy-to-Be! Is she not adorable??
 Me with Candice and Mrs. Pam!!! Love them so
 Enjoying the candy favor buffet--sooo cute!
Sad to say all of the pictures taken of me opening my wonderful gifts are showing up sideways via blogger, so I can't post--boo. If anyone knows how to correct, please tell!!

That night after the shower shindig, we headed to the Grunke household for a yummy cookout...needless to say by this time we were all pooped from running around town and all our partying so we ate, drank a few cocktails, and watched reality TV--yes amusing I tell you! Sunday morning, we waved goodbye to our guests and then I headed to celebrate Jenna's baby shower--sweet baby Ian Parker racked up and I know he is already one loved {and very spooiled} little bundle of joy ;)
So there you have it--once fun, headspinning, in your face party weekend!! I think I'll be "napping" quite a bit on the couch so I can actually get caught up again. Cheers to Monday's workday almost being complete and heading home to rest and relax! And another special thank you to each and every one of my friends and family for making my first shower so incredibly wonderful--love you all!!!

22 comments:

  1. You look AMAZING. Seriously, you have always been TINY, but you look great, my dear! Great pictures and looks like y'all had a great weekend :)

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  2. I had that picture problem before and I had to open the pictures outside of blogger (i.e. on the normal software I use to view pics on my computer), rotate them there, save them, and then try adding them again. Hope it works and looks like you had a wondeful shower!

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  3. Boscos is soo yummy! I love their bbq chicken pizza. Your shower was adorable! I hope you got lots of goodies :).

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  4. love your navy dress!!! :)
    how fun that you finally had a shower. your big day is coming so fast. it will be here before you know it :)

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  5. Sounds like such a fun weekend. You looked adorable at your shower. Love that dress! :)

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  6. I always adore your classic, yet fun style and lovely accessories!!! Looks like a wonderful time at your bridal shower and I just love all your pictures!

    Liesl :)

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  7. Wow what an action packed weekend! You all are so gorgeous in all of your pictures! Looks like the shower was quite a success - glad it went so well :)

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  8. Love that black and white striped shirt on you!

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  9. i just added your blog to my "Blogs I LOVE" sidebar a minute ago. you are so cute and i just love reading your posts!

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  10. Looks like an amazing shower. You look GORGEOUS as always!

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  11. how fun!!! You look gorgeous and I am in love with your striped shirt! SO cute!

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  12. YAYYY for your shower!!

    ps - you are HOT [and I can say that in a non-creepy...we're blog friends way]. Seriously - skinny mini!!

    Glad you had a fantastic time!

    Just you wait ... a few yrs from now you'll be having a baby shower just like me. ;) ;)

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  13. you look gorgeous in all of these pictures! I love your shower dress =)
    sound like a pretty amazing weekend =)

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  14. ahh oh my gosh what a gorgeous dress and even stripped pretty top! share your closet secrets ;) so excited for you hun! xo

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  15. It looks like you guys had such a fun weekend! I absolutely love your dress from the shower. You looked fantastic! Enjoy this exciting time full of showers and parties leading up to the wedding :)

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  16. Hate I missed it! Glad to see some pics though! You look so pretty!

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  17. You always have the cutest outfits!

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  18. Looks like a wonderful weekend. Love your outfits!!!

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  19. You are absolutely beaming! What a radiant bride-to-be! :) Congrats on everything ... we will be married in May so I know how it feels to get down to crunch time. :)

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  20. These pictures are fantastic- glad to see the shower went off so well!

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  21. I love that striped top! You are just precious!

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