Monday, March 24, 2014

The Sister ACT!

These girls have kept me hopping over the past months.
One planning a wedding and the other giving birth.
But what else can one say...except that it's the best time of my life!
 Here comes the bride...
This past weekend, our families decided to put on a double shower.
One for the bride, Mikki and one for the mother of Ivy, Suzanne.

Thanks to Sheryl & Vivian for hosting this celebration event.
Many recipes and ideas came from  'their Celebration Cookbook'
 Unfortunately their was only one glitch in the evening.
Ivy's mother became suddenly hospitalized and could not attend.
But thanks to technology, as they skyped and all the guests said hello to Suzanne & Ivy!
The best surprise of the evening was when Vivian played a video
from her wedding over 25 years ago where the  'two sisters' performed together,
singing, "Love Makes A Friend" by Sandi Patty.
Shrieks of laughter burst throughout the crowd truly making a real 'Sister Act'

Aunts and cousins of all ages.
But we must admit, these young ones stole the show.
Their smiles tell you that they too are all dreaming of a love filled future.

 Her expression tells you how she describes her labor to a crowd.
Somehow it did not follow the procedure that the books outlined.
There were a few twists, delays, detours and turns...but we're all cheering for her now!
 Thanks Brandy and Mikki for hosting this shower for Suzanne.
Everyone had a pleasant time and you could really tell who stole the thunder.
She came dressed in the dress that Suzanne's father gifted her as a baby.
And she slept through the entire event.
 It was wonderful to watch the little ones open the gifts together with Suzanne.
It's the little ones who bring the joy and excitement to this kind of party.
She received beautiful gifts and Ivy will continue to be the Princess in our family.
 I'm thankful for these special women in my life.
What clearly emerges is that despite their generational influences,
mothers and daughters share the same dreams of finding themselves 
through connections to others, and especially to each other.
It's been a ride filled with honor and pleasure.