Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps
covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
to a thousand generations, (Deuteronomy 7:9, ESV)
The next bride in our family, Debbee.
Our family had a bridal shower for our niece Debbee this past Sunday in California. The shower was at our niece Michelle’s home. This first photo is of my mom with all the granddaughters that could attend the shower.
Debbee with her Baba.
My sister Vera is Debbee’s mom.
Deb with her mom and future mom in law
My three sisters with our mom. Lana, Kathy, Nadia (mom), Ellen and Vera.
Our cousins on my mom’s side of the family were able to attend the shower. My mom only had one brother who had 2 sons and 2 daughters. His two daughters are in this photo along with one of his DIL’s.
This one also has 2 of my mom’s DIL’s in the photo (my SIL’s). Top row Letty, Lana, Kathy, Kelly, Debbie, Tanya. Seated are Valia, Vera, Nadia, and Ellen.
My sister Vera has 2 children. David is married to Kristin on Vera’s left. Kristin, Vera, Vera, Debbee, Debbee, Lenny’s mom Linda, and Lenny’s sister Tina.
The cousins at the shower…Melissa, Michelle, Kristin, Debbee, Jess, Katie, and Laura.
My niece Melissa and my niece Debbee were roommates for 10 years! They are both adjusting to a new place to live until their next chapter begins.
My girls and my sister Kathy’s girls.
Debbee and me.
My family does not take lightly the blessings that God has showered us with. The times we have together filled with love, fun, and laughter will always be cherished and enjoyed.
I will share photos of the food and table settings at another time.
Tomorrow Dear and I are headed to Milan, Italy. Time will tell how much I can keep up with all the happenings online. Blessings.
14 thoughts on “Of Showers and Blessings…”
How lovely to see family gather for such a happy occasion.
Milan! How wonderful. Have the most exciting adventures!
You had a wonderful day with your family!
It looks like you all had the best time! And I love the reminder that God is faithful with those who love him and keep his commandments…to a thousand generations!
So beautiful and how lovely to be outside. I love Katie’s red hair. So many beauties! Praying safe travels and lots of moments and treasures awaiting you.
Italy? What an intriguing time to be there!
Looking at all these photos of the beautiful gals in your family, I am struck by the support system you provide for one another.
Katie is one gorgeous redhead!
Have a wonderful trip, Ellen! Safe travels…
Lovely!Send us all a postcard at wordpress… (:
Such a beautiful post, Auntie…your pics turned out so lovely! 😉 Thank you again so much for everything you did to make the shower so special ❤ I love you!
Ps have a WONDERFUL time in Milan!!
Looks like a beautiful bridal shower for a wonderful family!! I love Katie’s hair! Ellen, have a most wonderful trip – I’ll be thinking of you. Safe travels my friend.
I swear I’m going to have to put a GPS tracker on you to keep up with your whereabouts!!!! You are one travelin’ woman!!!!!!! Have fun in Milan!
Wonderful time 🙂 And I love love love Katie’s new hair length — accentuates her pretty eyes.
Have a wonderful trip!! Can’t wait to see your photos – keep your pocketbook close in Milano – of course you’ve never heard that before 😉 God bless.
Happy family times and such a cute shower setting! Enjoy your time in Italy!!
That outdoor table setting is beautiful! Beautiful bride and grandma too! So good to see your mom doing well again! It is so good to see you reflect on the goodness of God in these opportunites to get together!