Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Party in Pennsylvania!

I hit the road again headed to the cute town of Swarthmore, PA. It is near Philly, but I never made it to that big city this time. The 6.5 hour drive started last Thursday morning with my Camry loaded up with food, decorations, and a sundress for Beth's Bridal Shower! I got to spend time with Beth and her family Thursday and Friday before the party fun on Saturday. Beth took me to "downtown" Swarthmore which is extremely adorable and a great deli place for lunch where I ordered a sandwich that was way too big for me! We went shopping, tried on shoes for the bridesmaids, a couple trips to Michael's and Staples, several malls, and good ole catching up face to face.....

Saturday started out with some caffeine and breakfast to get us going! Then, Holly and I headed over to Nikki's house to get everything ready. One stop to the grocery store, the 3rd stop to Staples for me, and praying that the rain holds off resulted in one AWESOME cocktail party...CHECK OUT the pics! It was so wonderful hanging out with all the girls, spending time celebrating with Beth, and laughing our heads off at our "post-shower" pajama party. We love you Beth and look forward to more fun and festivities as you and Mike get MARRIED!!!

A perfect setting for an outdoor cocktail party

The drinks were so cleverly named...way to go Nikki!

We had the system going while Beth opened all of our gifts

Desserts came out after opening presents, we had so much FOOD!

Kirstin, Nikki, Beth, Holly, and Me

Time to take it easy in pajamas and open more presents!

Random Fact from Adam: "Guinness sells more beer in Nigeria than Ireland, according to the Los Angeles Times. Granted, Nigeria has 148 million people compared to 4.3 million in Ireland, but still, who would've thought of Nigeria as a Guinness-loving country? Though beer consumption has declined by 15% in Ireland since 2001, the country is still the world's second-biggest beer-drinking market, trailing only the Czech Republic."


Anonymous said...

It was a great shower, and I am pleased with the pics! Now I am craving the polish balls (wedding cookies:o) with my coffee!!!


stephanie said...

StephJoeParken! I just wanted to say hey!! :) Looks like you guys are doing well! I miss you!