Monday, April 20, 2009

An Irish Girl's English Tea Party

Saturday was a wonderful day. Shea's Aunt Theresa and her very good friend Dianne created much more than a bridal shower.

It was a day full of memories that I will cherish forever. There is so much to be said about that day. It was more than food and gifts. It was filled with a great deal of laughter and few tears. It was a blessing to share the day with my closest friends, my dear sister and my beautiful new family.

The day included my dear Aunt Theresa, who has an Irish heart of gold. Dianne, who co-hosted the day has a welcoming heart. The day would not have been the same without her hand on it. Aunt Cathy, who is truly a special women. She has for the last 7 years made me feel so welcome as a part of her family, even just as a friend to Shea. She never misses a single birthday or holiday. There are no two better Aunts in this world than her and Theresa.

Carolyn, a second cousin of Shea's is a joy to be around, I was honored to have her there as a part of this day.

Angela, my wonderful mother-in-law, words really can not describe my adoration for her. I count her among my best friends. She kept us all in stitches the whole day.

Nicki, my gorgeous sister. No one went through more than Nicki to be there. The day was even more wonderful because of her. The bond between us sisters in truly unique. She has always been one of my best friends. I have shared so much with her, I could not start this new chapter of my life without sharing the celebration with Nicki there. Jamie, my dearest friend. I look to her daily in admiration of her pure heart. I am honored that she will stand by me on the most important day of my life. And my newest friend Bonnie, she is a beautiful person and now one of my best friends. It doesn't feel like our friendship is new, because she has the ability to make everyone around her feel as though they have known her for years.

You ladies made my day! I love you all very much. Thank you for the wonderful gifts, I will cherish them always. Thank you for celebrating with me this memorable time in my life. It has been a season of many blessing. You are all my family and my life is beautiful because of your friendships and love. These memories I will cherish with all of my heart and all the scrap booking that my shelves can contain!

Hope you enjoy the pictures from the day. Thank you Jamie for the wonderful images, and capturing them all.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Beautiful Day at Givhans Ferry Park

I love those days when Shea and I can take the dogs our to the water or the beach, or dog park and just enjoy them. We walk almost daily but that gets to be a chore. There are times that I am just walking them purley to wear them out!

We decided since the weather has been so nice to go to Givhans State Park. It is simply a beautiful place. The wonderful thing about it too is there is hardly anyone there during the week this time of year. The river was really high. Shea and sat on the bank and watched the boys play for more than an hour.

Then we went exploring through the woods.....we discovered an old bridge that I had never seen before. I love the pretty wildflowers, just reminder to me that winter is over....and a new season is here! I know that many of them are weeds, but I still love them!
We also took Bionca (the Drolet's dog). We are trying to make her a real dog.....she is confused somewhere between human and cat. But she is cute.

It was a great day. I look forward to a lifetime of days like those. Shea and I were just talking the other day about how boring our life must seem to others......but we love it. It may be a boring life to some....but it's our life.