Mom," I couldn't stop crying. She is an incredible person, a wonderful partner for him, a hard worker ( she is a paramedic ), loyal, beautiful and so thoughtful. I was deeply touched when she called and invited me to go with her and her maid of honor to shop for her wedding dress. She commented that, since I had three sons, I might not ever have the opportunity, otherwise!
The shower was given by her maid of honor, Mandy, who did such a beautiful job of decorating the house. It was a girl's only event and Mandy's husband, Dave, seemed happy to vacate the house for a few hours. We played fun games and I loved meeting Laura's grandmother and aunts and friends. Of course, I knew her mom and a couple of other relatives, some of who were at Alex and Laura's for their first Thanksgiving dinner in their new home. Alex and Laura just flew to Georgia with my other son, Jeremy, and his girlfriend, Katie, so they could meet the boys' grandmother. Sadly, of course, she won't be at the wedding.
The beautiful table
Mandy, maid of honor, hard at work
Laura's engagement ring which was my mother's
Laura and her mom, Christine
Laura and her grandmother ( don't they look alike?
The gifts pile up
Laura and Trish
Wrestling with a box
Laura's only lingerie gift - from Grammy - who said, "I may be old but I'm not senile!"
Aunt Shirley and Aunt Patt
Lots more to open
A beautiful cake plate
Laura, with her ribbon bouquet
The cake expresses all our wishes for Laura
Flowers in Mandy's window box
At home after, flowers in Laura's new bridal shower vase
The groom-to-be, Alex, Taffy, and my oldest son, Shawn, listening to the shower details -
Alex is trying to understand why they need another set of mixing bowls when they already had two - I will be interested to see if Laura convinces him!