Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Showers of Love! ~Family~

Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Thank you to all who made my Bridal Shower possible!  It was an amazing day full of loving gifts and lots of laughter.

There is too much to be thankful for in one post... so I'll spread it out... this first one:

So many times in my life I have taken for granted the amazing family that I have.  Every one of them traveled hundreds of miles to share in this day of celebration with me, and I couldn't be more grateful.  There was nothing taken for granted this weekend, that's for sure!

These amazing ladies took a train from Manhattan to be here with my mom and me, and they enjoyed every minute of the corsage pinning, veil wearing, gift opening, lingerie sharing, favor opening extravaganza!

This is the Curly haired side of the family... My Dad's family, whom I couldn't possibly say enough wonderful things about.  They will be making the 300 mile journey from NYC 3 times in the next 2 months to celebrate various Family occasions with us MA dwellers.
How lucky am I?

And the young-in in the photo above?  Yup, that's my flower-girl!!  Whom my friends, even 3 days after party, are still commenting to me how amazing she is.  Best comment: "She could totally be a 25 year old, and if she was, I would totally hang out with her!"

Oh, and you see my cousin with me in this photo below?  She's an artist!  Hang on, let me re-phrase that... She's an AMAZING Artist!  She took a 4x6 favorite photo of Mr. Man and Me from 2004 and turned it into a magical oil painting.  Yes, she painted that!  Complete with my summer highlights and wispy hair.
And again, how lucky am I, that my cousin would spend Months working on something this special for me?

And of course the new family.  3 Generations of Mr. Mans, and me, their new DIL & GDIL.  These men came all the way to the shower, to spend 4 hours sitting in the next room over, just to be close by to the festivities and in case Mrs. Nana needed anything during the party.
Now that's Love & Dedication!

So there you have it, the first installment of my undying gratitude for the family members that made my Bridal Shower what it was...

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