Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Treasured Friends

I am still savoring the wonderful weekend I had. Jeff handled all the household duties and the kids quite well and everyone was doing fine when I returned home.

Danielle's shower was wonderful and she looked beautiful! Shortly after arriving, my friends showed up as 'shower crashers.' They did get a verbal invite, but they thought it was quite funny to be crashers. We had so much fun! Dani received some great gifts and the food...yum...it was wonderful. It has been many years since I attended a bridal shower and seeing my future daughter as the guest of honor made it extra special.

Dani looked so beautiful.

I thought these chocolate covered strawberries were the cutest.

Mom and new daughter! :)




Family "Girl" shot

I heart my friends!!

We went to Barnes and Noble afterwards and just sat and talked for about five hours. So fun!! All too soon they had to drive home.

The next day, I was able to see three sweet friends who had been in our small group Bible study in Michigan when we lived there. It was so great to see them again and catch up on each other's lives. God is good!!

Dani came over that day, too, and we had fun making more wedding plans.

Monday afternoon, it was time to head to the airport. I was flying Southwest and due to a little mishap (a plane lost a section of its roof) Southwest had grounded hundreds of planes. Needless to say, mine was delayed. I missed my connection and was delayed a few hours. I still made it home at a decent hour, though so it was all good.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to see my parents, siblings, and friends. It is hard to live so far away from them, but I know God has us here for a reason. Maybe someday we will live closer, but for now I will treasure the moments we get here and there. Now if I could just figure out how to see our family in Iowa...

12 comments:

Kim K. said...

Oh my goodness. What lovely pictures. Such a beautiful shower for such a special girl.

Lori said...

SO VERY special!! Lovely bride-to-be and lovely friends. Nothing sweeter than that for the perfect bridal shower.

Hope for Elisyn said...

Such a lovely shower!!

sara said...

those times are such a treasure!!!

trustandobey said...

Looks like fun! Looks like Dani got the ever useful crock pot! When she and Ryan have been married a few years and have 3+ children running around, that crock pot will be her best friend!!!
Lisa
ps-glad you got home safely

Jean said...

How fun!! What a great weekend you had!!

How wonderful to add another daughter into the mix- so blessed!!

Miawa said...

Lovely pictures! She looks adorable and what a smile. So glad all are safe and you had such a great time.

Theanne and Baron said...

Love the happy faces...so nice to be with family and friends! And you're home safe and sound, God is good!

Ruby Mae said...

Isn't God good to give us these very special times with these very special friends and family. Now....a wedding is coming up.....WHO is going to be the photographer for that and get us some really great pictures. Can't imagine the mother of the groom walking down the aisle snapping candid shots! :):):)

Gretchen said...

What an amazing weekend you had! You look beautiful...as usual...and so does your new daughter!!! (LOVE saying that!!)

Miss you!

Jo's Corner said...

How fun, to watch your family grow...again. It was a lovely Bridal Shower!

James, Dawn and Family said...

Wonderful! Dani is a cuutie!