I just got back from my nieces bridal shower. Boy am I tired!
My niece did well at her shower. I think she spent close to two hours opening gifts! She got a lot of things that she’d asked for in her Wedding registry like the specific kettle, griddle, toaster, and even towels, bed sheets, dish towels and other kitchen accessories that she wanted.
It’s great that she got so much great stuff. She’s never lived on her own – she went from her parents home to her fiances home so when they move to New Brunswick in the new year she’ll be starting out with her first home. Well .. probably an army base home, but the first one that she can call her own. So she needs a lot of things to help them get off to a good start.
A group of women from her work place got together and bought her several gifts. They were the last gifts she opened and all of them – maybe 8 gift wrapped boxes of varying sizes were wrapped alike. I didn’t know at the time that all of those gifts were from her friends at work. I thought one person had really gone all out!
She seemed really happy with all of her gifts and pleased to see her relatives and friends.
My niece says she enjoys giving gifts too, so once she was finished opening her shower gifts she put all of our names in one of her new bowls and gave out four gift baskets. My sister in law, who was sitting beside me on the couch, won the first gift and then I got the second one! I think people were starting to wonder if our family was going to get all the gift baskets, but as it turned out, the last two were won by relatives on her new in laws side of the family … so it worked out. LOL She also gave a small gift to everyone who attended to party so no one left empty handed. Wasn’t that nice of the bride to be?
My gift basket contained scented tea candles, a floating candle, Chocolate pepper soap (smells great!), nail polish, a skin scrubbie, and body lotion. All very nice.
My niece still doesn’t know exactly when she and her new husband to be will be moving to New Brunswick … I suspect it will be sometime in February. If this shower was any indication, I think she’s going to get a lot of gifts for her wedding too … They’re going to need a big truck to haul all their things to their new home!
Oh and my niece was apparently just promoted at work (Pier1). She’s a manager now … unfortunately there isn’t a store located where she’ll be moving so she can’t transfer her job. I suggested that she take a look at some of the top franchises that might be located near where she’s going to be moving and start apply for jobs soon. Hopefully she’ll be able to find a job!
I have to say that I don’t usually like wedding or baby showers, but I had a good time today. Maybe they’re not so bad after all.