|All ready to be showered with love!|
Jessica, Mel's cousin, best friend, maid of honor at her wedding, hairdresser ect., could have a job making TONS of money as a party planner and coordinator. The shower was honestly the best I have ever been to. (and I have been to MANY!) Everything was just perfect. The place she rented was in the hills of Orange and just BEAUTIFUL....The food was spectacular, and the dessert table held some of the best sweets I have had in quite some time. It was soo darling in the way it was decorated too. The other decorations soo darling and cleaver I am sure I could never begin to describe it all. Every little detail that could have been thought of and done, she did! She had to have spent literally hours and hours doing it. Such an act of love was unbelievable. I wish the pictures we took could do it all justice, but they of course don't. I can honestly never thank her enough, and neither could Mel. There were over 40 some people there, so it was a LARGE shower as we combined both families and several of Mel's friends too. She got soo many wonderful things. It took her almost 2 hours just to open them all, haha. She is to have another shower in Texas next month, and I pretty sure I will be there for that too. What a blessed baby this already is. Mike came as the shower was drawing to a close to take some pics and load up their truck with all the gifts. There were soo many they didn't even fit, so after we got home we spent a couple more hours organizing everything in plastic containers so that they could get them all home. We all went to bed quite tired that night, haha. What a wonderful day, and one we will all remember with such warm hearts and big smiles for ever more. The next morning we headed down to San Diego so that Mel could go to her brother's church. She was soo excited as she has wanted to do this for a while. It was another just wonderful day. Church was great as always and afterwards we went to lunch at a WONDERFUL barbeque place. Oh my goodness it was good. We visited for a good 2 hours before we finally headed back home. We did feel bad as Larissa and the kids were at home as the youngest two were sick. I was glad Larissa didn't have to miss the shower so that she could see Mel while she was here. We all napped for a while when we got back as the busy days were starting to catch up to us all. That night Mike & Mel went to have dinner with his sister and her boyfriend. They got home, loaded up their truck, and went to bed early as they left about 4 this morning. I did hear the truck leaving and felt the familiar sadness at her leaving. I am grateful though for this time that we had, and if all goes as planned we will go there next month so that I can go to her other shower, and then help her get the babies things all organized. Mike will paint the room this week hopefully and then start in putting the furniture together. Yesterday morning as we were getting ready to leave for church, Mel had run back in to use the bathroom again before our long drive (you remember how that goes for pregnant ladies, haha) and Mike told me, "I didn't think when I married Mel I could ever love her more than I did. I was soo wrong. I love her more every day, and this baby just makes it beyond describing." It was just soo sweet, and soo what any mother wants to hear from her girl's husband. How blessed she is. I have put together a slide show that while kind of long is worth viewing (in my opinion, haha). Remember to click on full screen to really see it well, and hit escape on your keypad to exit. Also, you can always hit the pause if you want to view something a little longer, and then just rehit it for it to begin again. ENJOY....
KISSES FOR SAM!
I haven't gotten around much this last few days, but I am coming. I've missed you!
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