Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I haven't posted in the last week because I've been so busy having fun! :) My mom flew out for a week, which was so awesome of her. We tried to strike a good balance of relaxation, fun, and productivity. Ultimately, I think we succeeded.

One night, while relaxing, we decided to flip on "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman". My mother, who has maybe watched a total of 2 hours of television in the last five years, was totally sucked in! I got such a chuckle hearing her talking back to the tv, "She is NOT the woman for him!".

For fun, we ate plenty of good food, toured the Huntington Gardens, and I got to show her eSuitor's condo, where I will be living in two short months!

To be productive, we addressed 95% of my wedding invitations. That also fell under the "fun" category for us, as we both love writing in pretty handwriting. It must be a mother-daughter genetic link.

Toward the end of the week, my sister flew in to LAX, and the three of us road tripped up to San Francisco, where my cousin (aka fairy-godmother) and my aunt threw me a lovely bridal shower! My Dad's side of the family lives there, so several ladies from the family (and two very special guests*) came together to shower me with love and fantastic gifts! Many of the women who came to the shower drove in from far away to celebrate with me. I felt very honored, and I'm not sure how to adequately thank them (though I imagine that a thank you note is a good place to start!). Being a recent transplant to California, it really means a lot to me to have such wonderful women out here who came together to support me this weekend, and whom I hope to get to know better as time goes on.

* One major highlight of the shower was getting to meet two very special guests: "J" from Thinking About and Cherry from Cherry Extract. These are two of my earliest blog buddies. We have been reading and commenting on each other's blogs for over a year. I was thrilled when they RSVPed that they could attend the shower, and meeting them was a total joy! It didn't actually feel like a first-time meeting at all! It was more like continuing a conversation with two friends who I already knew. We all agreed that the community of bloggy friends that we have made is one of the most unexpected and wonderful things about blogging! Thank you, "J" and Cherry for attending my shower. I'm already looking forward to our next meeting!
Here is a photo of "J" with her new haircut, myself, and Cherry!

(J, I copied this photo from your blog...I hope you don't mind. I'll be posting more pics when I get them!)
I am amazed that after blogging for just over a year, I have now met three of my favorite bloggers, who literally live from coast to coast. (I also met Buttercup over Thanksgiving.) I can't help but think that God somehow brought us together for a reason. Whatever the reason (friendship and community, I imagine), I am very thankful!


J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I wondered how it was that you turned up with exactly the same blurry photo that I had! No fair! ;)

I need to know the name of those sheets you received...I'm kinda thinking I might want some in the near future.

And yes, it was a complete joy to meet you, and your wonderful family as well. :)

Starshine said...

J, they're called "'Pure Beech' Sateen", and I think they are from Linens N Things. :)

Anonymous said...

Cool beans. Family time, friends and stuff. Good for you.

ML said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! It's so great you got to meet bloggy friends too! :-)

Cherry said...

It was a wonderful time and amazingly I didn't get as many photos as I thought I had. I think once I saw your cousin's husband taking pictures I let it go so I could enjoy the short time with you and your family.

I've writen about the day, but I need to take the time to get the pictures off of the camera. Perhaps tomorrow's post.

It was truely wonderful to meet you Tracy! Thank you for inviting us!