This was the first bridal shower I ever gave.
I gave all my heart to it.
I was going for a pink theme.
I think you can tell.
I think I'm into pink.
Pink cupcakes. Pink Oreo pops. Pink candy.
Pink frozen strawberry parfaits. (Thank you Martha.)
Really too much sugar
And really not that "Emily"
but it's a celebration.
But that was not all.
Mama brought the "shower salad".
The pasta chicken one with apples one.
The one Aunt Carma made at my own shower
those many years ago and it stuck.
Along with her famous butterflake rolls.
And I put together a big green salad with black berries and almonds and that other new found favorite craving one of mine:
Quinoa with sweet potato. (Thank you Renee's mom Karen.)
Pink soaps, too, to give out as favors. (Thank you dollar store.)
Just what I had in mind.
All of this turned out beautiful.
Just really beautiful.
What I hoped it would be.
And now I'm really tired.
We celebrate marriage.
We honor these two sweethearts.
The one I've watched grow up.
Who we all adore.
This oldest and first to be married grandchild.
The other my new sister.
I think she's a kindred spirit.
And I'm learning to love her.
So good, connecting again with spread out family
and now to get aquainted with the new.
That's what it's all about.