Wednesday, March 10, 2010
There is a tradition in our family, started by my grandma. When a couple gets engaged we have a shower for the couple. My grandma just didn't think it was fair that the bride gets all the fun... or maybe she just wanted an excuse to get us all together even more often. It's a chance to meet the other family in a low-key environment. We have a pot luck dinner, listen to the bride and groom tell the story of their dating and engagement, and then "shower" them with gifts. I'm trying to give more handmade gifts. I guess I'm hoping that the time and talent that go into making something sorta makes up for the fact that I can't spend as much as I'd like. When my cousin had her shower a few weeks ago, I gave her a hand mixer, but to make it a little more special, I sewed up another pretty apron.