My weekend flew by over the past two days. I was all over northeast Ohio visiting my parents way over on the west side and then shopping with the BF all day today. (We probably won't have another one of those trips for awhile because he said I take too long.)
On Saturday, I headed to one of the rites of passage for women: The wedding shower. Somehow along the way of all the weddings I've attended, I haven't been to many of actual wedding showers. I've had other obligations and just had fun picking out things on the gift registry and sending a nice card.
Since it was my cousin's shower, I was excited to go and catch up with my mom's cousins and the rest of my extended family.
These women are hilarious. My mom has a huge family with at least 50 cousins and when all the women get together, it is one loud gathering. (As a kid, I thought everyone's family yelled when they talked. Maybe that's where I get my loud talking from??)
It's absolutely hilarious to be with these women. Growing up, I loved hanging out with them because it was always such a fun environment at family events. I was also reminded by now 18-year-old cousin that I burned popcorn and stained their microwave when I babysat them all those years ago. (I believe I made that same mistake last year and ruined our microwave.)
While I was there, I was bombarded with the age old question: When are you getting married?
So, I took the liberty of sharing with my mom (and everyone else) what I would want my shower to consist of so that my mom wasn't shocked if it ever came to time for me.
I want it to be in the evening where we have a great sampling of alcohol and appetizers on a Friday or Saturday night. I also do not want to open any gifts. (Here's where Jules gave me a weird look.) That's right - no gift opening. I'm going to specify that my guests don't wrap their gifts or if they do, greet each of them as they walk in and spend time with everyone talking, sharing stories and catching up. All my mom's cousins agreed it was a great idea, but I'm pretty sure I didn't win Jules over with my idea. Not yet anyway but there's plenty of time for that.
I was so busy, I only snapped one shot of some of my family.