Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Showers of Blessings!

Hello!  Hope your having a fantastic day!  This Tuesday is treating me pretty well, had my yneighbors group this morning.  Playing with the other kids tired Carter out quite well as he begged me for his nap today!  Enjoying some quiet time by myself!  :>  Or as we stay at home mom's call it sanity time!  :>

On Sunday it was Oksana's bridal shower (my brother's fiance) You may remember a few weeks back when I had a few girlfriends over to create the 100 shower invites!  Today I have the shower card I made from myself:

I used some My Mind's Eye Follow your heart patterned paper!  Took my colors from there and couldn't help but use a doily!  I also used my friend Jenn's stamp set by Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers.  I've always wanted to make a shower card with an umbrella!  I fussy cut the umbrella and popped it up from the handle with foam squares, I think I actually enjoy fussy cutting!  :>

My mom and Oksana's mom threw the shower at a hall, and it was a big shower around 106 women!  Oksana and my brother Rob were so blessed by everyone!  I actually was the MC!  This was my first time being an MC and before the shower I was quite nervous!  Thankfully it went really well!  Everyone had kind words for me on my MC job!  Even though I butchered quite a few last names!!!  When Oksana opened up gifts, monetary gifts and gift cards I would say who she was opening from and what it was.  I am proud to say I made them laugh with my on the stand jokes and funny antidotes that I came up with!

There was an insane amount of food!  My mom and Oksana's mom spent weeks hand making pergoies and baking!  I found out that Oksana's mom had 1 hour of sleep the night before since she was worried there wouldn't be enough and she made more! They served a hot lunch and it was so much food with so much leftover!   I am not kidding you that there was 5 rectangle tables of baking!  The baking was amazing and I very much enjoyed that and took food home!  My brother and his groomsmen served wine, coffee and tea!  It was fun to see them work the room!  The bridesmaids and me got there early to help set up. But the real stars of the show was my aunts and good family friends who came at 9:30 that morning to work in the kitchen and did so much clean up!  We are so blessed by them!

I am sad to say that I didn't get a chance to take too many photos.  But my brother had his camera set up on a tripod and probably took 200 photos!  But I got a few of Ariel and Oksana's nieces.  All three of them are flower girls!  At first they were shy but by the end they were dancing on the stage!

The last one is Oksana and me!  My parents couldn't be happier to have Oksana become part of our family!  And I feel the same!  Oksana is someone who really listens to you when you talk to them, she is kind and has a big heart!  My brother couldn't have picked a better bride and happily he knows that too!  :> 

Oh I wanted to share that yesterday I got back my exam results!  I am happy to share that I got 85% on my 3rd real estate test!  My studying paid off!  :>  Now I can start working!  So lots of new stuff going on over here!

Well I am off Ariel is almost home early from school as she has early dismissal! :>  It's beautiful outside so I am planing when Carter wakes up that we go to the park!  Tonight Chad and I are facilitating the Marriage Preparation course at our church my mom loves babysitting! 


Kelly said...

very cute card. Congrats on the exam. You are very busy! Best wishes to you!

Dawn T said...

super cute card Anita. And it sounds like a fun day at the shower. SO glad it went well. I bet Ariel is looking forward to being a flower girl. Well done on your exams as well.

Katie said...

Wow, you have a lot going on in your world. Congrats on passing the real estate exams.
The shower sounded amazing. And a bunch of hard work.

Robin K. said...

Your card turned out beautifully Anita! I really love what you've been creating with that patterned paper!! Congratulations on a job well done with both your real estate exams and being an MC at the shower! That's alot of people and I would have been quite nervous too!! The food you had sounds amazing - my husband's family is 100% Polish and they don't make pierogies often enough for me!

jennfontaine said...

Congratulations on your great exam results! Way to go on studying so much! I hope you have a wonderful, blessed career!

Your sister in law to be is so pretty! Yay, that you guys love her and she will be such a great addition to your family!

Of course you would do a great job as an MC! You are one talented lady!!

Your card is so pretty!, what a great background paper! The colours are fresh and fun! The umbrella colour is perfect and you did a great job cutting it out! Love the little gems- perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

Anita this card is stunning! I love that little umbrella :) WOW sounds like the bridal shower was soo much fun! The photos look awesome and also a huge congrats on your exam!! Also thanks for letting me know about my blog problem - hopefully i've fixed it now! :)

Greta said...

How fun getting ready for a family wedding! I can imagine you were the perfect MC for the shower. Great card--love how you used the umbrella!

~Tammy~ said...

What a fun shower and a lovely lovely card! Your fussy cutting is perfect! Looks like a die! :-)))

Emily Leiphart said...

Congrats on the wonderful grade on your exam and your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos from Oksana's shower! I love Ariel's big smile!

Brenda said...

Congrats on your exam results Anita! Can't wait to hear how work goes now that you are all qualified!!! Lovely card, I love those colors that you chose.


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