Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I have the greatest friends ever!

So everyone knows that nothing about this past year has been "traditional" - we have kind of done everything backwards: had a baby before we were married; actually got married before we had a wedding; got engaged even after we were already married. What can I say, we just want to keep everyone guessing ;)

However, the fact that my sweet friends wanted to do something traditional for my nontraditional life meant so incredibly much to me.

In case I haven't mentioned it before, there was a time when I really, really struggled with constantly worrying about being judged for the things that have happened. BUT, I believe in a God that loves us and forgives us, and can REDEEM any thing and every thing. So, I've started to worry less about people's judgements which has freed me to live in Jesus' grace. {Can I get an AMEN???}

I say all of this because I have truly seen the love and grace of God through my friends who helped throw me a beautiful, wonderful wedding shower this past weekend! See TRADITIONAL! And I loved it!! Every thing, from the decorations to the cake to the food to the company, was just perfect and more than I could have ever asked for or dreamed of. Here are some pictures from the event:

The cake matched the shower invitations perfectly; and it tasted AH-MAZING!

Allison & Amy worked their booties off carrying all my gifts back and forth; and Allison tried to fix my hair :)

Yea, just a little excited about everything!

Knox was starved for attention - no one paid any attention to him the whole time. Yea right! As usual, he stole the show. He is precious, if I do say so myself.

This beautiful girl (Caitlin King Rossman - check out her blog by clicking on her name!) actually took time away from her husband (they have a long-distance marriage...how hard is that?!) to come attend and help host my shower. She is wonderful!!!

Some of the beautiful hostesses - Samantha, Jenn, Caitlin, Allison, Kim and Amy. We missed Jordan, Hillary and Anna Clare; but I am so thankful for ALL of them for throwing the shower!!

Samantha actually had the shower at her new home, which was perfect!

And of course, my family. We did not plan this patriotic theme; but it was appropriate since we were really missing my Navy Doctor sister, Jennifer!
So, again, to my wonderful friends for throwing the shower, to the guests who attended (both from Nashville and from out of town), to the guests who did not come but who still sent us gifts, we are simply BLOWN AWAY by your goodness and love for us. And we are so incredibly thankful!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

1 comment:

  1. i am like your beefy friend in the background! ugh! glad you had a great time at the shower!