Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shower Time-dananana, nana, nana (To the Tune of Hammer Time)

Carmon Lindsey aka CJ

My beautiful littlest sister is getting married in four weeks and we wanted to have a pretty celebration in her honor. We held the shower this past Sunday at the home of the Hironagas. They are in Hawaii, visiting family, so we decorated for the shower Friday night, purchased food Saturday morning, continued decorating and cooking Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon. 
3:00 AM Saturday
My sister's punch of choice;)
With the onslaught of graduations, birthdays, car repairs, baptisms, school registrations, finding extra work and planning my sister's wedding,  I have been delirious. My kind and generous husband set aside two days to help me. Anyone who knows Chris, knows he LOVES to serve, so he tied on his black apron and kept the food and drinks flowing so I could participate a little bit in the festivities.

And Chloe, delirious herself with end of the year festivities and recitals hung in there like a champ, making paper flowers and tidying up as we went along. And Chris's mom showed up to 
help with last minute food and drink prep and brought a bunch of natural cheer along with her!

Tricia framed the invitation-so sweet!

Cake by Julia Wilde

The cake table

Famous artichoke dip w/secret ingredients:)
Chris says I should make triple

A few people had to go, but this is our group shot

We had fun playing games and getting to know John's side of the family. Laurie won a bottle of Shiraz for the What We have in Common game and Susan won a bottle of Sangria for having the most equipped purse. (Mother of six, ya know!)
I can't believe my CJ's getting married. I can't believe she actually trusts me to be in charge of the wedding-I am notoriously late for everything. But she said the shower gave her confidence and I think maybe it did for me, too. Four weeks from today, Carmoneda Joyce Lindsey will be Mrs. Carmon Watts. WOW!

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