Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Pledging" her love

My cousin, Lindsey Marie, is getting married in less than 2 months! Mom and I took the trip up to northern Virginia (NOVA) to attend her lovely shower and celebrate with her on Sunday! It was a beautiful shower and we were so grateful to be able to be a part of her celebration.

Every guest was assigned a time of day and their gift had to be associated with that time. Mine was 6 a.m. So, there are lots of things you could be doing at 6 a.m., and I figured I'd focus on the cleaning theme (for the most part with a kiss or can of nuts thrown in).

I wrote her a letter and used common product names in the letter (i.e. PLEDGE, SNUGGLE, etc). Dynamo suggested that I put each gift in a numbered bag, and she was to open them in order. There was a tag on every item that she read aloud. Here's a pic of all the items lined up ready for bagging...
So, the letter read (each number represents the tag and corresponding bag):

1. Dear Lindsey Marie, Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. In less than 2 months, you'll PLEDGE your love to the man of your dreams.
2. Your wedding day will be the DAWN of your lives together, not as two people but as one.
3. Your marriage can be filled with lots of JOY if you choose to make it joyful.
4. Marriage does take work, but remember that everything worth having does. Not everything will be all lovey dovey and KISSES.
5. Asser may not always be MR.CLEAN or as BRAWNY as he is now.
6. As the years pass, you might not be as TONEd as you used to be either. That's ok, because you should love one another for what's inside. That's what counts.
7. For better or worse, it works best when no one tries to be a HOT SHOT.
8. There will be times when things will frustrate you. Some things he does will even drive you NUTS.
9. It may even make you want to SHOUT.
10. When times get tough it will seem like things just keep SNOWBALLING out of control.
11. When that happens take a deep breath and most importantly, pray, because the TIDE always turns.
12. Never go to bed mad. Be sure to plant a WET ONEs on each other and SNUGGLE as much as you can.
13. Above all, make sure to love Asser with all your HEART always. Love is truly enough.

When all the bags were filled, I stuffed them into a large rubbermaid tote, which was also part of the gift, and really good for transporting.

I think she really enjoyed the gift. She cried! So, more on the card and tote bag I made her in the next couple of days! Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're such an amazing girl Chicklet and I LOVE reading your blog! :-) Miss you...Big Chick