I had good intentions of posting before today, but that all got messed up because I had my surprise bridal shower on Saturday! So I spent Sunday filling out thank you cards and yesterday I brought them all to the post office. Besides, I wanted to make sure I came armed with pictures before I posted about it.
So I started figuring out my shower was this weekend on Wednesday. By Friday I had it pretty much figured out, but only Patrick knew that I knew. So we played along. When I did get to my shower, I walked into a room of about 40 people. It was absolutely overwhelming. I was so surprised at how many people were there. And I also couldn't believe the huge number of presents we received. Everyone was far too generous.
My godmother, who is also our JP, made a beautiful cake for the event. Check it out:
Once I gave everyone a hug, we jumped right into opening gifts. I think my poor guests were afraid that gift opening was going to take forever. It did take quite awhile. Patrick stayed through the whole thing and actually helped open gifts. It was fun because he was making the whole thing silly. You can see what I mean:
Patrick was also really excited that we got the toaster oven:
Patrick and I also got a really nice shot with his grandmother:
And here I am with my fabulous bridal party, who put on an amazing shower:
I did want to share one cute story from the day. My grandmother had decided that she was going to buy Patrick and I a set of really nice towels as a shower gift, which she did. Apparently my grandfather didn't seem to think that was a good enough gift for his granddaughter. I should mention, I'm the oldest and only female grandchild of three on that side of the family. So one night he slipped my mom money and told her to buy me something nice. My mom bought our comforter, sheets, and a throw pillow for our bed. She marked them from our secret admirer so my grandmother, who was at the shower, wouldn't know. Is that not the cutest thing ever?
I couldn't have asked for a better shower and I am so appreciative of everyone's generosity. It was hard to express how grateful I was in the thank you notes. I hope all my guests know how sincere I was when I was saying thank you. I hope everyone's week is off to just as great a start!