The weekend before Thanksgiving, I had my fifth and final shower. It was our family shower. Since there are so many aunts and cousins, we always have a shower with the family. Kyle’s mom (Dana) and grandma (Myrna) also got to come and meet a lot of the family.
My aunt Janet (and everyone who helped) really outdid herself in the decorations and the food. We had tables with white tablecloths, china, and glasses. Each table had its own napkin holders. The dining room table was special with gold-rimmed glasses and gold-tipped silverware. There were pretty flower arrangements of white and green, and we got to take home a couple of those. The whole kitchen counter was also covered in white with lots of different delicious food. I got a little bit of each thing, so I could try it all. Aunt Janet also got us a cake, with a beautiful top part, and then lots of little individual ones with different flavors, chocolate, raspberry, and lemon. We’ll have to put pictures up because everything was so beautiful.
After eating and drinking and socializing, we had a couple fun things that Holly and Rita put together. First, Rita had a video of the girl (gril) cousins on one of our girls nights when she had just gotten her new video camera. It also happened soon after Kyle had asked me to prom, and our relationship was just starting, so there was lots of talk of Kyle. At one point, I even said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if I ended up marrying Kyle and we had all of this on tape?” There were quite a few embarrassing moments, and Dana and Myrna now know a little more about me. I hope they still want me for a daughter/granddaughter-in-law. Though embarrassing, the video was a lot of fun and brought back great memories. Kyle will get to watch it later, too.
Then Holly had e-mailed Kyle a few questions, trying to not make them the typical shower game questions, and Kyle answered. Then I sort of tried to guess the answers, but some were quite long answers, so Holly just read Kyle’s answers. They were sweet and funny.
Then I opened gifts. It was around the clock, so I opened them by time of day, starting in the morning. I got lots of great gifts that Kyle and I are very excited about. Everyone wrapped their presents in paper rather than bags (after an e-mail reminder from Rita) so that they would have plenty of paper to make the traditional wrapping paper wedding dress with ribbon and bow bouquet (which will be used at the rehearsal). We think this was the poofiest dress yet. I’ll have to put up pictures at some point. We were trying to remember when this tradition started, but we’re not sure. We know we did it for Aunt Janet. Kyle was coming to pick me up, so he had arrived, so we had the first unwrapping of the bride. It was pretty hot in there, so after pictures were taken, Kyle got to unwrap his present of me. 🙂
The shower was a lot of fun. It was great to spend time with family, and have Kyle’s mom and grandma get to meet a lot of my family. Thanks to my wonderful family for throwing it!