On Friday I made the 500 mile trek to Moorhead, Minnesota to attend Cathryn’s bridal shower. It was a long way to go, but I’m so glad I did. I had a wonderful time and got to meet more of her family.
The shower was held in the atrium of the church where the wedding will be held. There were about 40 people in attendance.
Cathryn, her sister Samantha who is the maid of honor, her mom and I were seated at a head table.
We ate some yummy food and then it was time for gift opening. She got lots of wonderful gifts. It was fun watching her open them all.
Her family was kind enough to let me hang out with them the rest of the day. We went to the reception venue which was hosting a wedding that night to see it all decorated. We also went to the park to check out the shelter we’ve rented for the rehearsal dinner.
Then we went to Cathryn’s cousins graduation party. I met many of her relatives. I’m glad they didn’t test me on names :) Unfortunately, the weather Saturday was not very nice for an outdoor party. It was in the low 50s with some drizzle and quite windy. It sure didn’t feel like June.
After the party, we went back to Cathryn’s parents house. We played a game of Qwirkle and then Cathryn went through some of her wedding preparation lists with us. She seems to have everything well in hand. It was nice to hear all of her plans and ideas.
Sunday was another 500 mile drive home. I was very fortunate to have good driving weather both days. I listened to two audio books which helped make the time go by.
Today I checked out the robin’s nest in the little tree behind us. I was surprised to see some pretty big baby birds in the nest. I hadn’t even realized the eggs had hatched. I think there were three of them squeezed in there.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!