Today was the bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law Kristina. That is her to the left arriving at the party. Kristina & Justin have been dating for quite a while now. They started dating the summer of Justin’s Senior year of High School. Kristina was a year ahead of Justin, but that summer, he decided to go to the Bridging Year at CU and therefore, did his senior year and his first year of college at the same time. They both graduated from college the same year – 2 years ago. Justin proposed to Kristina 2 years ago in July and the wedding is this July!
I can’t believe my boy is old enough to be married. Truth be known, I was only 20 when I married his father, 21 when I had him and 22 when I had his brother! So, in all actuality, I was married with two kids at his age!
Krissy’s mom did a lot of work for the party. That woman is amazing! I mean, just look at all the photos below…this is mainly her handiwork (ideas) and the assistance of bridesmaids and her sisters.
They played a few games (one of which I won!) They had a list of items that if you had it in your purse, you circled it. I had 19 of the items! Who knew you could carry so much in a small purse!) As a winner, I won a purse filled with goodies. I also was one of the winners for the cupcake teapot that decorated the table. The party favor was a ceramic mug (she had multi colors) filled with goodies. You can see the cupcake teapot in the photo to the left. Also in that photo (front L-R) Aunt Marlene, my mother, Aunt Ann. In the back are Mackenzie, my cousin Andrea, and myself.
In the photo to the right here is Kristina and her mom. I told them I wanted to take their photo and they automatically “assumed” the pose! LOL. I told them they were quite “photo savy!”. So was her grandmother and Aunt Liz (below). I didn’t get a picture of Kristina’s Aunt Jillian, but I need to mention her here also as she was a big part of the party planning and did a great deal to help out!
When it was time to open the gifts, Kristina’s mom asked me if I would like to do the honor’s of making the “bridal cap.” Of course, I happily obliged! Little did Kristina know that she was going to have to wear the hat after the presents were open! She was a great sport and let me take a photo! Another step towards becoming my “daughter” is complete. Now, in another 6 weeks Kristina will be “officially” a member of our family. Welcome Kristina!