I think folks finally believe it is true…Michael and Amy are really getting married! This summer! July 14! We had their first shower last night. Danny, Pamela, Katie, Mel and I hosted a lovely party for these two very special people.
Those of you who know me also know that Michael has always been my first child. Although he is truly my sister’s one and only, he has been mine from the time she became pregnant with him! (Jeanne has always shared with me!) Nathanael proudly counts Michael as his Big Brother, and credits Michael with making a real man out of him. Both my girls adore him, and look for his blessing on any major decision in their lives. Even the Watt family know that Michael belongs to the Petty’s! So, we wanted to give Michael and Amy this gift to celebrate their upcoming marriage, and we had so much fun doing it.
First, Katie and I tackled making the cake. Emily was so excited when she helped me pick out the cake and the stuff to make it because she was initially going to help me. Then she decided to begin early signs of labor, and I came down with Bronchitis, so we had to go to plan B. Enter Katie. She was so gracious to come help me, and actually did most of the work on it. I told her we would either take the credit together or the blame! Everyone loved it, though, so we were thrilled. I told her that now that we know how to do the fondant icing, we need to learn how to do the wonderful, sleek look with Buttercream icing because fondant just doesn’t taste good! After the shower we had plates and plates of blue fondant with the chocolate cake scraped off it!
Dan, Pam, and Kate went first to decorate. It was beautiful, but Dan didn’t take any pictures of just the decorations. We did blue and brown and polka dots. So much fun!
There were many from the Davis side of the family, I hadn’t seen some of them in years! Even some of the men came, and Michael was so blessed by that. This is Michael’s Aunt Cindy with cousin Tracy and her little Gracie. Below is Tay-Tay, Tracy’s older daughter.
Michael’s Memaw was there, and she just looked beautiful! Her hair was snowy white, and fixed like a dream. Patsy, the eldest Davis sibling, is sitting with her Mama. Patsy is one of the loveliest, sweetest people I know.
This is a view of the buffet table, and more of the Davis clan. This charming smile in the front of the line belongs to Michael’s cousin, Mindy. Nikki’s hubby, Chris is behind her. Nikki is in the brown talking to Michael and Gen. She is expecting her first baby in July/August.
Sandra is catching up with Royce and Micki.
All Amy’s family was there(except Mary; where was Mary?) – even Michelle, 2 days after her MAJOR car accident. I didn’t post her picture because she might kill me – she looked like she was hurting so badly, but we are all so grateful she is alive! Emily, Amy’s sister just under her, was glowing – isn’t she beautiful?!
Grandpa Andrews even braved the weather and came with Grandma.
I decided not to do any shower games – I really needed Nathanael to pull one of them off, so I forfeited that idea. The couple got some really nice gifts, and lots of gift cards and good old cash – the gift that fits every occasion!!!!!
Mel & Kate (above, right), my gorgeous adopted daughters, without whom nothing in our family is complete! Dannye (below, left) – my Girl Friday! Pamela (right), the one who puts the fun into everything! Kara C. (center), the dark-haired beauty. Crystal (far right), beautiful serenity.
Mel and Sarah (below, Sarah on the right) – our up and coming beauty!
And I TRULY don’t know what we would have done without Bill there! He not only made the men who “don’t do showers” feel more comfortable, he also did the bulk of the clean-up afterward – even mopped the floors! What a guy! Here he is holding court with part of his fan club…
I made Michael give a speech after the gift opening, not his most comfortable occupation! But they were so blessed by the gifts, and wanted to thank everyone for their part.
We are so excited for Michael and Amy! God’s blessings on you as you prepare for your new lives together!