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 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 says "The Smiths"

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

They tricked 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 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 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. 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!