Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Minnesota Bridal Shower

I just got some pictures back from Mr. T's mom, so I thought it was finally time to share with you guys the shower I had at the end of March.

Since ALL of Mr. T's extended family lives in MN, we decided to have a separate shower up here with all of them.  His aunts went above and beyond planning and getting everything together.  I received the invitation in the mail and all I had to do was show up that day!

My mom and Mr. T's mom drove up from IL on a Friday night and stayed through until Tuesday.  It was really nice having them both around.  Mr. T's mom went to visit her family on Saturday and then left to see her other son after the shower on Sunday and Mr. T was working so I got to spend a lot of time with my mom...which equaled a lot of shopping!
We meant to get to the Mall of America two different times, but it never happened because we got sidetracked with other shopping instead.

But anyways, back to the shower.
My mom and I showed up on Sunday afternoon to Josh's aunt's house.  We got there a little bit early so that I could say hi to everyone as they got there and introduce my mom since none of them had met her yet.
She decorated with cute flowers that matched my colors...I loved the centerpiece!  There were even green and white balloons out front on the porch so people knew where to go.
Both sides of the his family got to mingle.  From previous family functions, every one had met multiple times before, so they enjoyed getting to catch up.

We sat down and played a couple of games and then moved on to presents.  Opening presents in front of a bunch of people while sitting in a dress is a little challenging and awkward!
Then we all went and ate a delicious spread of food that Mr. T's aunts and cousin put together.  The shower lasted probably 2 1/2 hours or so before everyone started heading out.  My mom and I stuck around and chatted with his aunt and his cousin's fiancee for awhile before heading out.
All in all, it was a great day and it was nice that my mom could finally meet some of his family.

Here are a few more pictures from the day.
With Mr. T's cousin's little daughter Lily.  She is going to be a "junior bridesmaid" in her uncle's wedding in October.  She's so cute!  She was the only other person in a dress that day =]
With Mr. T's mom's mom.  We call her Grandma Bob.  (p.s. notice in all these pictures my cute outfit?  I bought the dress at JCPenney's and talked my mom into buying the green cardigan at Kohl's for herself and letting me wear it for the shower.  And I bought new shoes!)
With Mr. T's mom and Grandma Emmy trying to sneak out of the way in the background. (It's her mom's 80+ year old ring that I wear as my engagement ring.)
With my mom, future mother-in-law, and my spread of gifts.

Favorite presents from the day?
I don't know if I can pick a favorite.  We just used the pizza pan and pizza ingredients last night for the first time and it was awesome!  I'm also super excited about our sleeping bag and camping stove.  I would HIGHLY recommend the Calphalon 5 piece baking set from Target, it's amazing!  I'm also loving the new Crockpot so I don't have to burn myself on our old one anymore.
They all did a great job, and I didn't end up taking anything back!

Did any of you have a separate shower with your fiance's family??  How did it go and what were your favorite gifts?


  1. Wow look at all those gifts! Aww looks like you had a great time! I really love your outfit. So cute. I live in MN too!

  2. You look so cute! And I agree, opening presents in front of everyone in a dress is hard! And I was on a bar stool on top of that!


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