Bennett Ophthalmology Group Double Shower - 5.31.15

On May 31, our group of co-workers hosted a double shower for Carly and I. 

Carly & Ricky got engaged in December and are getting married on the 4th of July!
We have had fun together keeping one another on track with wedding planning. Thankfully (I think), we are totally different in how we like to get stuff done, but we are able to work together pretty well. Her "chill" attitude calms me down a lot. :)

The shower was given at The Southern. Dr Bennett's wife, Kim, owns it and this was our second event to attend there. We had our BOG Christmas party there, too. 

Everything was so simple and elegant. There were hydrangeas and roses on every table! 

There were petite fours, cheese straws, chicken salad, nuts. and a delicious punch!

Carly and I both received some wonderful gifts! Tons of things that we registered for. 

We work with a great group of girls!
(and for an awesome doctor!)


Here are some photos with everyone: 

I think I can speak for both Carly & I when I say that it really meant a lot to the two of us to celebrate with all of our work family. I know for me, personally, they have welcomed me into their staff with open arms and it has been the most fun first year of "the real world" for me. I don't dread going to work. I love my job! I look forward to continuing to learn more in this field of work, and I couldn't be happier to have all of these girls to be with me as I do that. They have shown so much selflessness towards me during the last year of training, and I am thankful for each of them in different ways. They all mean a ton to me! 
So, with that being said, thank you ALL for being there for us, listening to our wedding antics, supporting us through this fun season, and getting us {me} back on track on more than one occasion. So much love for all of you! 


Monograms & Mimosas - 05.16.15

On May 16, my bridesmaids (minus one, plus one) hosted the cutest little shower: Monograms & Mimosas! When my maid of honor, Lauren, was engaged, her friends hosted one for her & it was darling! I knew that I would eventually love to have one because for the last several years I haven't gotten a thing monogrammed in hopes that my name would soon change. :) 

Everything was decorated to a "T" (See what I did there?) 
Lauren's MIL made a delicious cake that my family talked about for days after the shower, and every cornner of Hollie's kitchen was decorated with glitter, "T's", and my personal initials, "JTE". 

Then... There was the food!

Lauren made the most darling cups and champagne glasses for us to use!
It meant a lot to me that she spent time on something like this, even if it seems simple to everyone else. I know it took some time.

And Hollie made THE MOST DELICIOUS french toast casserole, and you better believe that everyone had the ingredients circulating around after the shower. She is BOLD to have tried this for the shower without having ever fixed it before, but I am so glad that she did. 

And Laura, as always made some wonderful sausage balls! Were there any left? I doubt it, and the quiche was so good too! 

Megan's mom, Mrs. Terry selflessly cut all the fruit for that day, and it wasn't an easy task I'm sure, but it was so good, and again it is things like this that I don't take for granted. I know this takes time, and I really do appreciate it. 

Lauren arranged some flowers for different places, and I enjoyed them for days after the shower ended.

We missed getting a photo with everyone that came, but I enjoyed the time that we got to spend together - we talked about everything from softball to our jobs now. It's so strange that we have almost all graduated and have "real" jobs now. It was so much fun to go back and talk with the girls about our memories together - we really had some good times together, and I really cherish all of these girls - each in a different way. 

And then, the hostesses. It's really been humbling to me to see the work that the hostesses put into each of these showers, and these girls have wanted me to feel special from the start (so, I know I picked the best bridesmaids in the world - obviously.) We missed Megan, and I wish that she could've been there, too. I appreciate her thoughtfulness in wanting to host it with them. 

I could go on and on about these girls, but the bottom line is that I am thankful for them, and I can't wait to have them beside me in less than a month. 


Honey Do Shower - 05.02.15

The Honey Do Shower was hosted in Alabama by some of David's family friends, and quite frankly, some of my friends, too! Isn't it funny how God works out for my best friend to be married to one of David's best friends? I love the way He works. 


David had been looking forward to this time we would all spend together, and I was excited for this because I want David to experience the shower fun, too!

I'm posting family and friend photos first, and the shower details will be towards the bottom! 


{photo creds to Nannie who has willingly given herself up at these showers to be my personal paparazzi. I hope she knows that these are all we have to look back on and that they are priceless to me! I am so proud of all of them.}

I cannot believe that we are getting married in 6 weeks!

We were so appreciative of Tony and Kalyn making the drive to come and shower David!

Codi, one of David's friends forever was there and helped host, too! It meant so much to the two of us that they could be there!

Mimi and Mrs. Angela enjoyed sitting and talking to one another!

Gang's all here (except Matt.. where is he?)

Here he is! and YES. We all have on the same color, and NO we did not plan that!
Also.... this is the best I could get of all of us. Typical, huh?

JK this is the best... Gabrielle...

Okay, seriously. The best! I love these people.

I didn't know this was taken, but it's a framer. I love all of these faces.

David with his classmates! Good times, ya'll.

And last, but not least! 
Definitely a better picture the second go-round when I so kindly asked David to 
"please put your hand on my shoulder, too!" 

Now.. the shower in itself!
Really, ya'll will probably get tired of me saying this, but it was lovely! 

There were fresh flowers and burlap everywhere. The food was set out so neatly, and the tables were arranged with bright pinks and greens, some were even sided with a photo of david & I.

Hollie made the cutest wreath from a garden hose! 
I am so proud of her for being so creative, AND for letting me take one home with me!
It now hangs in our mudroom. 

Here are a few of the tables with photos of the two of us...

Lastly, I just want to thank these ladies once more for hosting such a sweet shower and for making David feel so special. The food, fellowship, gifts, and memories made were more than we could have ever dreamed of. We have been shown so much love throughout this season of our lives, and we will never be able to repay those who have given so much. Time is one gift that is given to us that we can never get back and that we must spend wisely, and we are both so grateful for all of you choosing to spend your time with us. 
It was a beautiful night, and we will never forget the hard work and effort that all of you put towards it to make it possible for us.
Thank you dearly!