Both of my bridal showers are over, so I thought I should recap them. My first shower was thrown by Kevin's family and it was on December 23. He had family that was out of the country and would be back for Christmas, so we decided to do it when everyone could be there.
I was excited but felt kind of weird at the same time. Let me explain. I am totally comfortable with Kevin's family, so it had nothing to do with that. I just felt guilty that people were going to be buying all of these gifts for Kevin and I and we were doing nothing in return. It's not like at Christmas, where we were bringing gifts for people too. I'm not one to be a "taker." I'm more of a giver, so this was kind of hard for me to get over. Once I realized that they were doing this for us because they love us and care about us, I was much more excited :)
Almost all of the women on Kevin's side of the family were there, along with my mom, sister, and grandma. The shower was at Kevin's Aunt & Uncle's house (they have the most beautiful house!). We ate some delicious food and then opened tons of wonderful gifts! We got so many great things, it was unreal.
After gifts, we ate cake and then played some bunco! I had never heard of or played bunco until I met Kevin. His family usually plays it on New Year's Eve. It was fun to play with just the girls this time. Basically, you are paired up with someone, and you sit at a table with another pair and roll two dice (or is die? anyway...). You and your partner want to get the highest score so you can move to the next table, where you partner with someone else. I could write a whole post on bunco, but if you're really interested you can just Google it and I'm sure there are much better instructions out there somewhere than what I can write.
The bridal shower was so much fun, and it was over before I knew it! I have a feeling the wedding is going to be the same way...months and months of planning and work and then the day is over so quickly. I am so thankful to Kevin's family for throwing such a great shower for me. I can't wait to "officially" be a part of that family!