Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jillian’s Bridal Shower

This weekend, Mamaw, Mom, and I traveled to Burlington, NC for a bridal shower for Jillian. This time, it was a shower for her family and friends from North Carolina. It was hosted by Beth, sister of Jillian’s mom’s best friend Denise, at her lovely house. We had a great time hanging out and (after most of the guests left) swimming in Beth’s pool, even though it was icy cold! Jillian got lots of great gifts, including some very neat picture frames and pictures from Cindy, her cousin Meredith, and her sister-in-law Kari. She also got lots of kitchen items, including her cookware and many serving pieces, and several sets of nice bath towels.

Since it is a six-hour drive to Burlington, Mom, Mamaw, and I made a weekend of it. We stayed at The Hampton Inn in a very nice suite with lots of room. We ate BBQ at Hurshey’s with Jillian’s family and visited with them at Jillian’s grandmother’s house. Sadie (Jillian’s grandmother) made a delicious Brownstone Front cake (I believe that’s the correct name) with lots of thin layers of cake and icing.

On Sunday, we got stuck in HORRIBLE traffic in South Carolina, so it took us forever to get home. Unfortunately, what should’ve been a six-hour drive turned into a much longer one- we left Burlington at 9:45 AM, and I got home at almost 8:00 PM! It was a long day, but we all still had a good time together. Jillian caravanned with us most of the way, and I rode with her from Burlington to Gastonia. We all stopped to check out Cramer Mountain Country Club (where Jillian and Greg’s reception will be) and had lunch, too.

I had a great time over the weekend, although it was a sad thing that I didn’t see Katie Anne from Friday evening until Monday morning. Saunders did survive his weekend as a single parent (with a little help from Granddad on Saturday night), but he was very tired when I got home on Sunday. The next time we travel to NC, it will be for Greg and Jillian’s wedding!

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