June Showers Bring July Weddings

So, it's been awhile. I could make lots of excuses, but honestly I just took a break! A lot has happened in our family in the past few months. Starting on Memorial Day, my wonderful Papa went to be with Jesus after a long, well-lived life. My sister flew home from New York to be with us and is here until her wedding in a few short days! I've been getting preparations together for my trip, spending much needed time with my family, and just being busy. So, that's the long and short of it!

I can't promise my blogging will get any more frequent over the next few months, but I do promise to give you updates of what's happening in my little life, and I will absolutely be bringing you LOADS of pictures from Africa!

This weekend we threw a bridal shower for my sister in honor of her impending nuptials. We had a small crowd, and a large amount of fun. Close friends, good food and laughter were all on the menu.

As stressed as I get right before a party, I can honestly say they are one of my favorite things to do. Buying decor, planning the menu and sending out invitations are all fun bits and pieces to any successful party. And even though the Bride 2 Be called me a "party nazi" I'll forgive her. ;-)

My mother made her famous Chicken Salad with Wild Rice, and we served them on croissants with garden greens. We had the Bride 2 Be's favorite, shrimp cocktail, along with deviled eggs, crackers & cheese, hummus & pretzels and fresh veggies.

I got the idea from Pinterest to do a Mini Fruit Pizza bar and it was definitely the hit of the party. One of the bridesmaids brought homemade sugar cookies and we topped them with fruit dip and assorted fresh fruits. They were delicious! We also had chocolate dipped pretzels and assorted candies for the guests to take home with them.

We were missing a bridesmaid and were all sad she couldn't be with us, but she'll be here very soon from New York and we will party hard while she's here. ;)

Happy Monday everyone!

-Jenn (With 2 N's)

Best Fruit Dip Ever: 1 jar marshmallow creme & 1 package cream cheese.
Whip together and try not to bury your face in it.

The bottom right picture perfectly illustrates our relationship as sisters. =)


  1. Beautiful x 18! Soooo excited for you ALL!

    AYC is here, and due to the death of Missionary Donna Flowers' mother in Memphis, my husband and I are in charge of the group. I've thought about you everyday since all 30 of them arrived...

  2. I love this idea of individual fruit pizzas! Also...I keep checking back here for pictures of your sisters wedding! :)