1.24.2011

Wedding Weekend

This weekend, Elliot & I will be traveling down south to my dear friend, Melanie's wedding. (Remember the dress story? Same wedding...) Melanie is one of the most incredible Jesus-followers you will ever meet and I could go on and on about her but I'll save it for the toasts.

Friday night, after the rehearsal supper, is the lingerie shower. I have not been to a lingerie shower since 2007. It's been really interesting to talk with my other friends about this approaching shower because we remember the excitement & giddiness that went along with this preparation for...the honeymoon and beyond. Seriously, we talked ourselves to death...asked advice from other newly-weds...planned and bought tiny ruffly outfits and giggled. It was fun.

I'm really excited for this shower. I think it will be so refreshing and I will so enjoy the girl-bonding and enthusiasm. I promise that I won't be a weirdo and talk about lactation or any of the concerns for another, later day but I will giggle and oh-la-la and so enjoy seeing my sweet friend blush and get embarassed, remembering that not 3 months ago I was stark naked in the hospital in front of prominent doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and maybe a marching band was in there too? (I love you, son!)

But seriously, folks. It's sweet to be around people about to get married- to be re-envisioned for marriage but with a little experience under your belt. It's sacred & holy & a beautiful blessing.

8 comments:

Ann Miller said...

i know there will be a lot of oh-la-la-ing when you walk down the aisle looking like a hottie in your bridesmaid dress!!! y'all have fun!!

adrian seney said...

Awww!! That sounds like fun. I don't think I have been to a lingerie shower since 2002?? Have things changed?? You will have to update us and let us know. Have fun!! I don't know Melanie, but I see her often at church. She is just cute as a button!! Tell her that she has an admirer on Sunday mornings. Ha!

Joanna said...

Amen! I love this post for so many reasons. It's the same way I like to hear my single friends talk about going on a first date with a guy. I love it! Talking about boys never gets old! I however, would not trade Colby for the world to go back to that, but it's so fun to remember how it used to be and how much God has changed you both into how it is now. PS- your stark naked comment and lactation comment are cracking me up! No shame lady- let it all out! :) Thanks for this post!

CaseyWiegand said...

i just laughed outloud!!!!

CaseyWiegand said...

i just laughed outloud!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very fun! I love a good wedding, they become few and far between as you "grow older" so enjoy! Report back please, and I'm from Erie so I like to heard what you had to eat!

Hannah Lee said...

A wedding, years of marriage, and 2 kids definitely gives us some experience...THANK GOODNESS! Have fun at the wedding I know it will be beautiful and the service will be wonderful!

lauren and nelson said...

I am laughing so hard right now. You are so right. About all of it!