*Another post from my weekend in Texas.*
This weekend Fiance and I flew to Texas for our second wedding shower. That’s right, TWO wedding showers for this lucky couple. Typically showers feel awkward as everyone sits around and watches the bride open kitchenware after kitchenware. She pretends to be excited about the toaster that she herself picked out… Well, I now know that it is not at all awkward when it’s my own shower.
I love opening presents (especially ones that I picked out!), I love being the center of attention, I love seeing my friends and family, and I LOVE snack food. My shower was perfect. I got to see SSOOO many people whom I rarely get to see, some I haven’t seen in years. My first grade teacher even came! Although, I am probably the only person in the world who still talks to her first grade teacher.
Fiance and I got so many gifts that we feel like the most spoiled couple! My mother ordered a pretty awesome cake for the event, and even arranged for some special vegetarian/dairy free finger foods for me to enjoy. I am even excited about getting back and starting on all of our thank you cards. I truly enjoy writing cards and letters to people so thank you cards feel more like pen pal writing than a chore for me.
The best part of my weekend in Texas though, was spending time with some of the most freakin’ cutest adorable little babies I’ve ever snuggled! THREE of my close friends had babies in January. I am always so sad to miss big events like that, but it was so great to get to see them this weekend…all boys by the way.
Oh shoot, is this a baby shower?!
Did Hilarie have a baby?
Why isn’t there a nursery?
That was definitely the look on some faces as they came through the door, mostly because I had a baby in my arms through the entire event. I was actually told I had to put the babies down to open presents.
It’s amazing how much you can love a baby the first time you hold them, or even before you hold them. I am just so happy for all my friends who have started their beautiful families. And, thank you for allowing me to call myself “Aunt Hilarie” every time I’m around. Also, I’d really appreciate it if you show them my picture at least once every day and repeat my name a few times. I’d hate for them to forget their favorite honorary “aunt” who promises to bring presents each time she comes to visit. Thanks.