|Staica took this while I drove - she did a good job|
This Friday finds Stacia and I on a ROAD TRIP. We are heading up US 199 and I 5 to Eugene, Oregon. It's Arielle's Bridal Shower Weekend! BreAnne planned the event, and assigned us all various things to bring and parts to play.
The shower was beautiful. It was held at Krista's church, where Arielle cleans on Saturdays. The room was decorated with sparkles, snowflakes, snowballs and photos....
|Me and Baby Girl|
It was so special that Cory's mom, Tracy, drove all the way from WA to be here for the shower.
A great idea Bre had was for everyone to address an envelope when they arrived. Arielle later used these to mail Thank You notes.
|Bella (our grandblessing) and Bre|
Guests brought home made cookies and/or bars to be used at the Wedding Reception on the cookie table.
|Donna's a surrogate aunt or gma - we've not settled it.|
|Bre, Donna and Bella|
|Krista helped to man the food table|
There was also a journal for everyone to write advice and well-wishes in.
|Sherri (near L), Harmony, Stacia, Lorri (Cousin), Mom T, Me and Bella|
|Arielle and Alaina - one of the bridesmaids|
In this game BreAnne asked Arielle a set of questions. She had asked Cory the same questions earlier. Arielle was to answer as Cory did. For every question she missed she was given another piece of bubble gum to chew....
Poor thing - it got pretty bad. She reported it, "Feels like a hamster in my mouth!" Ewww. Bre asked me to share some words and a blessing with Arielle. I was happy to do so....and then called all up to pray over CoRielle.
At one point, as I prayed, the emotions of the past 6 - 12 months slammed me....it was when I prayed "And in the hard times...." everyone switched gears and prayed for Michael and I - which I felt bad about as it was ARIELLE'S day....but it was helpful.
Sharing a teary Mom Moment
Then it was time for gifts - Arielle was a great sport
|Explaining what the "kitchen thingies" are and what they're used for!|
We gave her this sign....which we knew she'd love
And a tent - which we knew Cory would love.
An Olaf snow cone maker....
Stacia got them duckies for the tub - it was ON THE LIST
Beautiful bed set from the Squires
It appears this may have been snuck onto the registry - but a nice fuzzy Frozen blanket.
Me and my daughters and granddaughter
|Stacia, Krista, Arielle, Me, Bre, Bella|
Mom with us all
|Stacia, Krista, Me, Arielle, Mom, Bre, Bella|
Mom with Sherri and I, the girls and the great granddaughters
|Harmony - F|
Stacia, Krista, Me, Sherri, Arielle, Mom, Bre, Bella
Mom, second cousins, granddaughters, daughters, neice and great grand-daughters.
|F - Harmon, Bre, Bella|
Sarah, Stacia, Krista, Me, Sherri, Arielle, Mom, Lorri