Timberly and I spent Friday afternoon getting my bridesmaid's dress,
having lunch and shopping. Later, we met Gisela off the train. While
we were waiting, we decided to make "Welcome" signs in the depot.
Gisela's exact words were: "Oh my God, please stop." We didn't.
That night, 12 of us all went out to dinner at our friend's restaurant.
Here is Gisela giving Jerry a little love while we tried to digest.
The next day was Timberly's bridal shower. Here she is laughing at
her gigantic cake. There was enough for everyone to have four slices.
The gift table.
In addition to the cake, there were cookies and petit fours.
Gisela filling out her 20 Qs about the bride game sheet.
Timberly with a mouth full of marshmallows during the 20 Qs about
the groom game. I was particularly brutal when devising the questions.
I also made these flowers. At the end of the shower, I passed them
out and everyone was instructed to write down a bit of advice or
good wishes to Timberly so she could always have it as a keepsake.
I wasn't the only one who was pregnant at the shower. Leih is due
in June and she even let me feel her belly when the baby was kicking.
And here, some of my lovely maternity wear makes it's debut.
One of the few people on the planet allowed to touch my belly.
This was a little pond outside the hall we reserved for the shower.
The local high school also had its prom that night, so all of the
students were laughing at us from the balcony during this picture.
I had to concentrate really hard not to moon them in my elasta-pants.
Gisela HAD to take one of the helium balloons from the shower
and sing the munchkin theme song from "The Wizard of Oz."
Afterward, we found the only smoke-free bar in town and
had an impromptu bachelorette party for Timberly.
After that, we met up with the guys at a house party where Timberly's
soon-to-be husband, Dan, showed off his Buddha trophy beer mug
from that morning's soccer tournament. (Also, hence the sunburn.)
Here is a RARE picture of me where I allowed someone to wield
a camera before I have showered or wiped the crust from my eyes.
I guess the ruse is up. I always look like shit while blogging.
And here is one of the best pictures of Toby I've seen in awhile.
Gisela was enamored with him and took this on our back porch.