Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jenna’s Shower & Bachelorette Party

Adelyn & I had a big weekend! It was her first overnight away from home & Daddy. My Mom, Wendi, Hayden, Adelyn, & I packed in the suburban and headed up 2 hours to Jenna’s hometown Saturday morning for her bridal shower! I am Jenna’s Matron of Honor along with 4 other girls who will stand up with Jenna on her big day!DSC00383

Jenna is such a sweetheart and great friend!! I am so honored to stand up with her on one of the biggest days in her life! DSC00384

Jenna got a lot of great gifts!! I think her & Mark will be set!!giftsShe had a great turnout for her shower.  (Just wish we could have made it on time!) Confused smile


Jenna loves ice cream, so I couldn’t resist this personalized ice cream bowl for her!! Pretty sure this will be one gift she’ll get lots of use!!215152_558067622953_210200105_31565117_7727865_n

Hayden was VERY interested in Lauren (daughter of one of the bridesmaids)! She just a month or 2 older than him! It was so cute to watch them together!!206032_558068176843_210200105_31565144_2091096_n250072_558067488223_210200105_31565110_2610304_n

The cousins just hanging out after the shower! Winking smileNotice Wendi holding Hayden’s hands…he’s got some flappy arms these days, didn’t want him to slap my sweet baby!


After the bridal shower we headed about an hour north to Lake Okoboji, which is where we had the bachelorette party! While Wendi and I went out for Jenna’s party, my wonderful Mother watched Adelyn & Hayden!DSC00416

And here is the woman of the night…”Soon to be Mrs Helfley”!!DSC00389

I had fun making a few little decorations for the night! I made a couple of these topiaries and also a few signs! And who knew the zebra would go with what the bride to be wore that night! centerpiece

me and jenna

We played a few games before going out for the night. One of them was quizzing Jenna on questions I asked Mark (her fiance) ahead of time. She had to answer them how she thought Mark would. If she got it right, she took a drink. If she got it wrong she had to eat a piece of bubble gum. DSC00392

Needless to say, she had mouthful of gum!DSC00396

After games we went on to gifts! Jenna got lots of fun things, including this shirt from her Mom! Hawaii is where Mark & Jenna got engaged!!DSC00409

Somehow my camera got switched the black & white setting!DSC00410

And a bachelorette party isn’t complete with a few “nighty’s”!! Smile


And "the Mother In Law”!! ha haDSC00415

After games & gifts we all piled in a couple suburban's and headed out to eat at Taco House, a yummy Mexican restaurant. But not before snapping a few pictures first! Have you caught the theme of the night??group1



We went around to a few places around Okoboji throughout the night. I did sneak back to make sure Mom was ok with Adelyn once during the night (and to pump!). Of course, she was just fine and so were the kids! All of our stops were outdoor bars and woo-eee it was a hot one! But we all had a good time!four of us

Sunday we packed up and headed back home. Kyle was so happy to see us and have our little family of 3 reunited again! On the way home we drove by the lake home where we spent many summers while I was growing up. It was fun to reminisce with Mom & Wendi. Makes me excited to make some fun memories like that with Adelyn & Kyle! Smile

1 comment:

  1. AWW hun! I love this! You are the best friend a girl could ask for. I had such a blast, the whole day was perfect!
    Where did you and your family used to stay when you were younger??


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