Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Party On, Mom

Did I tell y'all that Terese and Greg's daughter is planning a wedding for this summer?

Woo hoo! Exciting times. It's great fun to be on the periphery of all the wedding planning. I'm also having way too much fun planning her wedding shower.

Planning parties is one of my most favorite things ever. Turns out, my friend Naomi loves this as much -- or even more -- than I do, so I've asked her to help with the fiesta themed shower. We're having a ball. It seems that this event's guest list is delightfully long, at this point we're thinking around 60 plus attendees, which will make for an excellent sized fiesta.

A couple of days ago, I was talking to my mom about the shower, and asking for advice about planning for a gathering of that size since Mom and her buddies organize and execute enormous church and social events without batting an eyelash. We had a great time reminiscing about some of her most memorable parties. Ahh. Such good memories.

Yesterday, I received a large manilla envelope in the mail addressed to me in Mom's distinctively beautiful handwriting. Inside was a large stack of ideas for wedding shower games that she had collected over the years. The first item in the stack? This. Which was one of the games that we played at one of my wedding showers THIRTY FOUR years ago.

Mom. You've saved all this stuff? You rock, girl.


Julie said...

Aw, that is so sweet that your Mom saved that, Julia!

And reading your blog, today, reminded me once again, that we are MUCH more than a disease. Sometimes our lives can become consumed with pain, medicines, fatigue,but it cannot define our inner spirit. We still have much to contribute to the world and those around us.

Ok,how did I get onto such a serious note?? Anyway, it will be fun to hear how the shower planning goes, and how it turns out!

stephanie said...

What a great mom. She sure loves you! And you're right: her handwriting is lovely.

erik said...

Hi Julia, I read your blog every day and I wonder how you write so well. I could never write as well with the brain fog I have. We, too, are planning a wedding in Seattle this summer. My daughter has lived there for about 4 years now. August 2 is the date. We are from the east coast.