Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Adventures in Gettin' Married: Showered with L♥VE

A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.” 
-- William Arthur Ward

I am blessed -- truly, truly blessed.

Recently I was showered with love and friendship as my fabulous Matron of Honor and lovely bridesmaids hosted a bridal shower in my honor. I was overwhelmed with love, laughter, gratitude and joy as I was surrounded by so many remarkably fabulous women. It is an emotion that cannot be explained -- to have everyone you love surrounding you -- it's a feeling that you never, ever want to leave you and a feeling that you never, ever will forget.

I was enveloped by everyone I love: my family (from as far away as Portland, Oregon!)  my work friends, my music friends, my college friends! As if being around all of these wonderful women were not good enough, I was presented with many, MANY generous gifts. There are so many wonderful things that I received, I cannot mention them all. There were some really unique and thoughtful gifts that I thought I would feature. Including....

Albert enjoying our new immersion blender... or the box at least!
Albert's gifty -- complete with treats!

Even Albert got a present! 

Our Mr. and Mrs. mugs Mom bought us, direct from Disneyland! 
The espresso make from Aaron's parents --sent all the way from Iowa!

A Party Pack! Complete with glasses, beverages and games!
(And a laughing pig!) 

An adorable "Breakfast in Bed" gift -- everything we need for a romantic breakfast in bed. 
One of the cutest parts?
The enclosed "Bride" and "Groom" attire!

I don't think I can properly articulate how thankful I am, not just for the gifts, but more importantly for the friendships that have surrounded me. I am so grateful for each and every one of the tremendously awesome women that were able to attend as well as those who were not able to attend. I am so happy and so very grateful to have experienced life with all of these people. I only hope that I can touch someone else's life as joyously and as poignantly as they have touched mine. ♥

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