My niece Gabby is getting married...in three days...apparently she is old enough to do that but I don't know how that's possible! Several weeks ago I flew down to Utah and helped to give her a family shower - it was great fun! The morning of the shower we woke to TEN INCHES OF SNOW!!! I was so worried that no one would come and insisted that my dad not leave the house as I feared he would be our only guest! But then I remembered that Utah has snow plows - unlike Seattle - and by the time the shower started the roads were clear and dry! Everyone came! It was nothing short of a miracle in my book!
The day before the shower we went to Macy's to pick up a few items from her bridal registry...she is always willing to pose, such a cute girl!
Those three little boxes held three little "nasty numbers" for the bride...she was tickled pink! Sadie Ann Marie, mom's beloved dog, wore her veil with panache...alas, she is always the bridesmaid and never the bride! We feasted on fresh fruit, mini muffins and cinnamon rolls, Ham and Cheese Strata, Sugared Bacon, Glazed Strawberries, Cherry-Chocolate-Almond Pie Bites and The Girl's secret-recipe cupcakes...it's secret because she does something different each time and never writes it down!
Callie (who could not be bothered to put on a decent pair of pants!) and Gracie, the bride's younger sisters, were talked into (okay, forced) telling the story of how Gabby and Mike met...holding up face masks of the bride and groom, with their lips pushed through the masks so they could talk. It was hysterical! Of course, they told their own version of how "Babe" and "Babe" met and the bride kept correcting them, which only made it funnier. I love how Gracie's fingers are placed on Mike's mask...making him look rather sweet! (To make a face mask, print out a full-page size, front facing pic, laminate it, cut out the lips- hold the mask up to your face and push your lips through, then speak away...let the lies fun begin!)
Mike proposed to Gabby by taking her to the library...he told her he wanted her to pick out her favorite book - it was something like Green Eggs and Ham (she'll never be accused of being a rocket scientist!) and then he pulled out HIS favorite book...one he made just for her. He wrote the story of how they met and had pictures from all of their dates...
On the last page of the book he wrote, "Mike said, "Princess Gabby will you marry me?"" (He thinks calling her Princess Gabby is a sweet thing to do...which it is...but what he doesn't realize is Gabby actually thinks she's a princess, and she expects to be treated like one for the rest of her life! Hahahahaha!) Isn't that a wonderful way to propose? I thought it was very sweet and clever...
This is the back of the book...and I hope he always does. Gabby's shower was wonderful, she received beautiful gifts to help her and Mike start their life together. Mom's house looked beautiful, filled with all of our family and friends! And now she's getting married...congratulations Aubby, I love you!