We were in middle school when we met at church. We went to different schools, lived about 15 minutes apart and weren’t exactly sure of each other at first. Our moms kept encouraging us to be friends, & once we discovered our mutual love for NKOTB, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups & Dr. Pepper a friendship was born. From that day on, we were all pretty inseparable- my little sister, Megan & I could often be found at Brooke, Jenny or Kayla’s houses or all of them at ours, staying up all night playing Mall Madness and talking about boys.
Our dreams consisted of the day we would be allowed to go to a concert without our parents, have our own telephone line in our bedroom & get our license so we didn’t have to beg for a ride to the mall on Saturdays. We started high school, and although we weren’t at the same school we remained close. These girls were more like sisters, really. We cheered each other on as we took our behind the wheel tests (some of us needed more cheering then others- not naming names
Megan), sent each other off to our high school’s formal dances, and proudly watched from the stands of each others graduations.
We didn’t attend the same college, but we talked on a regular basis- sometimes every day, sometimes weekly. No matter what, when the other one needed something we dropped what we were doing and we were there. Because that is what a best friend does.
We cried together when our hearts were broken for the first time, and wiped away tears of joy together on our wedding days.
My girls know her as Auntie Jenny, because she has been in their life from day one, loving on them when they were just minutes old. And I can’t wait for my turn to be Auntie to her little one. Everyone needs a friend like Jenny in their life. She will make an amazing momma, and we celebrated her & her baby to “bee” last weekend.
Megan coordinated the shower, and because Jenny is loved by so many there were tons of family & friends that helped pull this beautiful event off. Jenny & her husband Eric decided not to find out what they are having, hence the theme “What will it bee”.
Jenny’s sister-in-law, Michelle, put together the adorable words of advice board. I love this!
My very talented mom was in charge of cake pops. This led to an entire dessert table that was simply amazing. Because all who know Jenny can tell you that dessert is definitely the way to her heart!
Eric’s parents backyard made for the perfect location. The little details Charlene & Michelle added to decorate the tables & patio were so much fun! Another friend, Julie, made an early stop at the flower mart that morning, Jenny’s mom, Debbie made her mouth watering appetizers, and Danielle came up with the cutest muffin centerpieces for the tables. So many people contributed to make it such a beautiful day!
The girls with their Auntie Jen
Bacon wrapped weenies. I could eat them all day long.
Jenny’s niece Katelynn, such a fantastic little helper!
Oh Jenny, I am so happy for you & Eric. I can’t wait to meet your new little babe and spend many more years celebrating life together!