Tuesday, May 22, 2012

First Bridal Shower

A couple of weeks ago I had my first bridal shower! My future sister-in-law, and future aunt-in-law hosted it, and it was amazing! I brought along a few members of my family--my mom, grandmother, and two aunts.

I was really excited about the shower because of the fellowship, and the newness of my family meeting his family. Our parents met a while back, but that's about it. So this was kind of a big deal.

I woke up the morning of the shower with a stomach ache. An ache all too familiar. Since elementary school, on the first day of school I always had a stomach ache that was brought on because of nerves. But I think the older I've become, the aches now are anxiety pains. I couldn't eat breakfast, and kept conversation to a minimum while on the drive to the West Side. Once we got there I was fine, but it's so funny that I still, twenty years later have these uncontrollable stomach aches.

I'm not a huge fan of corny shower games, but my sis-in-law picked an awesome game. She asked JP questions and I had to answer them correctly-or the way I thought he would answer them. But before she asked me the questions, the guests had to guess how many they thought I would get right. If you know me, you know my memory isn't the best:( But in the end I got 4 right, lol. I really enjoyed that game.

I'm not one who loves being center of attention, but it's something you have to chalk up because you are the lady of the hour. Everyone who's there is there because they are an important part of your life, and will be until the end. My first bridal shower (I say first because I'm having another in July) made me realize how blessed I am. I'm becoming a part of an awesome loving family, and wouldn't have it any other way.

Btw, why didn't anyone tell me about tearing the ribbon??? I had no idea that when you tear ribbon that means you'll have 10 kids..say what!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Kentucky Derby

It's that time of the year again....Kentucky Derby time!

credit: times union
I've never been a huge fan of the races, well that was until I met my fiance' who is a lover of the sport. We're actually going to the track this evening to celebrate his father's birthday. I must remember to bring my camera because I will be doing more people watching, then betting. Side note, don't you love to people watch:)
I have also become a lot better at placing bets. I never bet more than $20. And I don't think I've ever won more than $10. But it's something fun to do every once and a while.

my photo

 I remember our first date consisted of going to many places in the Queen City, one being River Downs. I was so intimidated/humored  by the retired men smoking their cigars, and wearing their very short khaki shorts. Tube socks pulled higher than most:) makes me laugh just thinking about it.

My grandparents enjoyed going to the track, so I vaguely remember watching a few Derby races with my family. But I've also decided that I want my bridal shower to be a hat themed shower..so excited! I'm kind of more excited about the types of hats friends and family will be wearing then the gifts I'll be getting. I love watching the Derby because of the fashion. What girl doesn't. But it is a bit annoying of how mainstream it's become nowadays.

Will you be watching the derby, and do you have a favorite memory?