My brother is marrying the absolute sweetest girl in less than 50 days. We are all so excited to have her become part of our family. To ensure that she felt super special, we pulled together a backyard Hawaiian themed surprise shower for her this past Sunday. They will be going to Hawaii (Kauai and Maui) for their honeymoon so the theme was quite fitting. In planning and crafting for weeks, I was super excited about how this shower was coming together; maybe a little too excited because typical Florida summer rain was quickly turning the party into a very soggy event. We setup for hours only to have everything rained on multiple times; moving everything outside, then inside then outside again with the last move only being a matter of 10 minutes before the bride to was to show. My sweet, sweet dad could see my devestation and was determined to get everything back outside and setup before the kick-off. Surprisingly enough, the rain held off the rest of the day. One table was soaked and the photobooth area was drenched but that didn’t seem to matter. We all had a blast and it turned out to be a HUGE success!
Welcome to the family, JoAnna! Based on my brother’s answers to the bridal jeopardy questions (and just generally speaking), he is incredibly blessed to have you in his life. I am just so excited to be a part of this monumental time in your lives. I can’t wait to share in many more.
P.S. – So excited to have my Dee (and her boyfriend) at the shower to not only celebrate with the bride and groom but to support me (even after having just moved back to college two days beforehand). You’re amazing, Dee! I don’t know what I’d do without you.