Erin's shower has already come and gone. :(
But, it was a lot of fun and will hopefully make for some sweet memories for Erin. :)
We ate lots of sweets.
I didn't get a close up of the macarons or the amazing cake Jennifer made...and I can't stop kicking myself! The cake was a lemon bundt with a lavender glaze and sprinkled with lavender buds. It was soooo good and flowery and feminine and perfect for a girly party.
She also made lavender sachet party favors out of vintage style hankies that filled the house with the heavenly scent of lavender. Last night I slept with mine on my bedside table right next to my face and it was divine.
Tanner, Erin's fiance, stopped in before the shower. I'm sure he would have loved to stay but you know the rules...he had to spend the afternoon with the guys and kids...elsewhere.
But not before he got a little snuggle time on Erin's lap. Silly boy. :)
We all spent a few hours together playing silly games and razzing Erin as she open each of her gifts. It was a lingerie shower so all the gifts were really more for Tanner but Erin is a great sport with a good sense of humor. We also loved pouring out an abundance of gratuitous advice. There were a lot of years worth of experiences and successful marriages represented in my living room yesterday and I pray that God preserves and blesses Erin and Tanners marriage just as much.
After the party was over the guys and kids came back and we ended the night with a simple meal of sandwiches and chips while my mom danced in the dining room to bluegrass music with every willing dance partner in the house. Wish I had a picture of that too. Good times. :)
Today is turning out the be the laziest day I've had in a long time. Overnight we got buried in snow and it's still coming down so I declared it a snow day and canceled school. The kids and I are still in our pajamas at noon and we're eating leftover chocolates as I type. Today I'm mom of the year.
I cleaned up and took a few pictures of the living room this morning because, naturally, I forgot to yesterday.
We're taking the next two weeks off from working on the house but after the wedding we plan to move everything back out of the living room, chandelier and all, and get back to work. The living room has been our work room with a table saw as the centerpiece and that's worked out really well, so I only get to enjoy this room like it is for a little while. That's not so bad though because up next will be the new bathroom. Yippee!