Monday, April 30, 2012

Bachelorette Fun!

First of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments and emails of prayer, concern and encouragement for my family. We were blessed with a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather in my Papa and his absence is very hard, but we are so thankful for your friendship, love and support. I wasn't able to email all of you who commented back because some weren't tied to an email, but just know it means a lot to me. So thank you!

Among the sadness of losing my Papa we are in the midst of a very joyous time as well. My sister is getting married in a few short weeks and the days and weeks are filled with much excitement and many to-do's. It is a precious time and a time I hope Kristen can enjoy, cherish, and feel celebrated.

This weekend we celebrated bachelorette style! She's gotten cookie sheets, Kitchen Aid Mixers (yes, mixers plural! How in the world?? Lucky Duck!) dishes and serving platters. It was time for lingerie. So we headed out to the Anderson's most fabulous lake house for a weekend of friends, relaxation, wine, food, laughs, and more food. It was just what the doctor ordered!

I had a blast with her sweet friends and I think we accomplished what we set out to do...show the bride a good time!

The beautiful bride and her entourage.

Sister pic! Isn't it amazing how much we look alike? (HA!)

Sweet friends who traveled from all over to celebrate with her!

We had to document some of the good stuff! Gifts and red velvet cake balls. Yes please!


Girlfriend loves her friends and she loves a good brunch. So we decided to treat her to a surprise breakfast with all of her NYC favorites! When she lived in New York she had her brunch favorites, so her former NYC roomie and I concocted a few goodies and it all turned out delicious! The menu consisted of Magnolia Bakery- banana pudding (her apartment was on the upper west side about 2 blocks from one of their locations and many a morning consisted of a banana pudding power breakfast), Penelope- nutella french toast, and Peels- build-a-biscuit. We got her a coffee mug from Penelope for her to sip her coffee. It was a  virtually calorie free morning....

 This is what girls do. We eat, we layout, we read gossip mags, and talk about the upcoming season of the Bachelorette and So You Think You Can Dance, and the benefits of laser hair removal.

 After everyone else was nice and tanned, and I had a minor glow of pink and smelled of sunscreen, we gussied up and headed to a local vineyard for a fun (at times funhouse) dinner. 

 Me, my sister- Kristen, and my future sister in law- Rebecca. Rebecca is the October bride!

 What a fun weekend! It was the perfect blend of fun and relaxation! With just a little crazy mixed in. :) Hope you all had a great weekend!

12 comments:

Hilary said...

Aw, looks like so much fun!! I'm jealous of the water pics!

Lauren said...

so fun! and I'm so ready for an opportunity to layout in the warm sunshine!

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

Omg what a fun girls weekend I would kill for one of those these days- especially in warm sunshine :) how sweet was the brunch you planned!

Tricia said...

This looks like the perfect celebration. Truly nothing better than time spent with great girlfriends. So sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Love your pictures!!! Looks like a ton of fun!! :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a wonderful sounding weekend and a beautiful group of girls

Savannah said...

What a fun weekend! You and all of your friends are beautiful! Looks like you had a great time.

Natalie said...

Your brunch idea was so thoughtful! Looks like you girls had a fun weekend!!

Sara said...

What an awesome weekend! I love this idea for a bachelorette party. A weekend away at a lake house/winery with my bestest girlfriends sounds like heaven to me! Your photos are great and it looks like everyone had a blast. Good job MOH! Your sis is going to be a beautiful bride!

Liz said...

y'all are TOOOOO cute! You look gorgeous in those pics, too! :) XO

gadabout said...

oh wow the breakfast & cake pops look amazing! I would love to build a biscuit right now!

Kristen said...

best weekend EVER! thank you for making it so special :) love you!