Showered With Love

My bridal shower on Saturday was a day of cupcakes, presents, games, laughter, and love. It had all the pieces of a wonderful memory! Held at a local restaurant, my girls created a creative and personalized space perfect for the occasion. My bridesmaid, Megan, made confetti and heart streamers from pages of my favorite novel, “The Great Gatsby.” My big sister and matron of honor, Laura, having organized the event, brought the most delicious cupcakes I’ve ever eaten! There were amazing hors’ dourves and flavored water and lemonade. We all raved about the food for days!

My maid of honor, Kelly, had contacted Rick and had him write the story of how we met. Guests tried to fill in blanks, which resulted in some hilarious responses! The biggest uproar resulted from the line, “When in Baltimore, Christy first introduced me to______.” The correct answer is “sushi,” but my mother in law screamed out “Sex!” Horrified, and sitting next to my mother, my face turned scarlet red. My friend, Colleen, immediately defended my honor with, “Christy’s not that kind of girl!” Haha, thanks Colleen! Later, Rick and I laughed that our parents meeting is a bit like the movie “Meet the Fockers,” as their conservative and liberal lifestyles combine. In our opinion, it is the perfect balance!

The generosity bestowed on me that day from my family and friends was overwhelming. Rick and I are truly blessed to have such caring, sincere people in our lives. We stocked our kitchen with all kinds of new things, including a coffee maker, crock pot, kitchenaid and more. My best friends put thought into their gifts with framed art of where Rick and I are getting married connected to where we’re honeymooning. They had a bridal bath robe embroidered with my new name “Mrs. Dietz,” and supplied us with our first set of Christmas ornaments. Laura also personalized her gifts with a Dietz family doormat and my something blue, a handkerchief with our names and wedding date embroidered on it. All in all, I could not have asked for more! Enjoy the pictures taken from the well known photographer in the family, the youngest Z, my Bekah.

Love, Christy

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Girls (even pregnant!!!) Just Want to Have Fun!

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Preggo Girls Weekend

Even preggo mommas need a break!  Before the chaos of having a second baby, I decided to take a weekend off.  It’s been my turn to visit my dear friend Stacy for quite some time.  She and her husband bought a beautful home south of Charlotte over a year ago and I still had yet to see it.  Stacy is also pregnant!  She’s due four week before me, in early June.  We discussed how fun it would be to do a Preggo Girls Weekend.  Matt thought it was a great idea, wonderful husband that he is.  He reminded me it will be my last time to get away without a baby for awhile (as I plan to breastfeed baby number two for a least a year too).  So I booked my flight to Charlotte for a weekend stay.  I cried my eyes out leaving Aviana, and really thought about cancelling the trip (I’ve never been away from her for a whole weekend).  I’m so glad I went though, my little toddler did just fine with her Daddy, and this momma has some much needed girl time and relaxation.

What does a pregnant girls weekend consist of?  Well it is quite different from the weekends Stacy and I used to have back in school, but it was just perfect for our 30+ pregnant selves ;)!

A Pregnant Girls Weekend Consists Of:

1.  Lots of yummy food, this includes delicous fancy dinners and dessert!

2. Lots of shopping (for baby items of course!  it’s just no fun shopping for maternity clothes!)

3. Prenatal massages (one word, AMAZING!)

4.  Alcohol free wine (what’s a girls weekend, without wine?  btw, just not the same, but it did help somewhat with the craving!)

I had a wonderful time seeing my friend, her new house, her city, and of course her baby bump!  Sometimes it takes a girl weekend to remind you of the person you are and were, for the role of MOM can often consume a woman.  The ending to a wonderful weekend, was coming home sunday night and hugging my Hubby and my sweet little daugther.  They say to take trip before each baby with your husband, but I think it’s also important to have a weekend away with one (or more!) of your best friends.  I recommend it to every Mom to be!

xoxo,

Laura