Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend Update: Bridal Shower



Poor Monday...nobody seems to be a fan. I'm not usually a fan of Mondays however, with only 3 more Mondays until summer vacation and today being the first day of Teacher Appreciation week I can't help but enjoy it just a little :)



I mean who doesn't want to walk into work and see this first thing? :)


What?! A new Keurig for the lounge?! A teacher's dream come true!




Donuts...that I promptly walked away from ;)


 And my darling door decoration :)

As you can see the parents at my school really go above and beyond to make sure we feel celebrated and appreciated so I am definitely looking forward to the fun they have planned for this week! 

The one thing that will be tough will be saying no to all the delicious sweets and treats. I would usually indulge, but the LAST race of the Heartland 39.3 series is this Saturday and I don't want to throw away all my hard work and healthy eating 5 days before race day! Don't worry...I will still have a small treat each day ;)

It's Monday, so as usual I am linking up with Tara over at Running 'N' Reading for her Weekend Update. 

Running 'N' Reading

This is technically not an update of my whole weekend...just the best part...my bridal shower :) 

Now, I have been to my fair share of bridal showers...I guess you could say that I am a seasoned wedding veteran...but this time...the shower was for me :) 

As if that alone weren't enough to make me feel special, my friends went above and beyond to throw me an absolutely beautiful shower! I could clearly see how much time and effort they put into making this day extra special for me...I say this all the time...but I truly have the BEST friends!


The food was incredible! All my favorite things...and I may or may not have eaten a dozen mint chocolate chip cookies ;)


Mason Jars to be filled with Sangria :)


Gorgeous decorations that I got to take home with me :) 


The banner on the fireplace was definitely one of my favorite little touches...it says "The Smiths"


Just a candid shot while we got ready for a game....


They tricked me...as people were arriving they had to fill out a note card with a memory on it. Later they read the cards aloud and I had to guess who wrote the memory. Easy right? Well...not as easy as I expected especially since many of the memories included the same people...my guessing game was not on point. For each miss I had to pop in a piece of Double Bubble gum. By then end I had at least 6 pieces in my mouth...a choking hazard for sure!


After the embarrassment of my performance in "Guess that Memory" my friends announced there would be another game...this time I would have to guess the answer to a series of questions the girls had asked AJ...



The best part of this game was that they had incorporated Star Wars-which is a running joke having to do with the Star Wars wedding I have had planned for years ;) The good news with this game is I know my Han Solo pretty well and only missed 2 questions...and clearly it's because he was confused ;)


I was blown away by the incredible gifts! My friends are some of the best around :)


The whole day I felt so loved :)


My favorite ladies from work came to celebrate, even though they had just thrown me a shower the week before. My co-workers are better than yours :)

This girl really deserves all the credit for this party...Lucky for me I met her 4 years ago and she decided she just HAD to set me up with her brother-in-law...Here we are now and we get to be sisters!!! 

My sister (or sister-in-law...but after 10 years in the family she might as well be my sister!)

My maid of honor...my Goose :)

My newest friend, Kelly braved a new crowd and came to her first bridal shower ever just for me :) See...I told you I am lucky!


These girls just make life better :)

My lovely hostesses...thanks for everything and seriously....I am so glad we are friends! 

So you can clearly see how spoiled I am and that I have the very best friends around. It was the absolute PERFECT day and it makes me wonder what I did to deserve such amazing people in my life :)


Have a wonderful week...and don't forget to thank a teacher :) #TeacherAppreciationWeek 

1 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh! What an awesome everything, Heather! Love, love, love your shower pics; thanks so much for sharing this. I'm so glad you had an amazing time; what fun. I am in love with your door decoration; that is THE BEST! I'm also very jealous that you are only three Mondays away from a nice break...ugh. If I could just put up with those children...hahaha! ;) I bet your class is so much fun; I'm so glad they are taking time to recognize your efforts. Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today; hope your Monday is going well!

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