Note to self: never plan a bridal shower during Hurricane season!

So the weekend of Ike was supposed to be my best friend Aimee's bridal shower.... yeah well, for obvious reasons (since the shower was in pasadena) it didn't happen. Unfortunately we had to postpone. We thought it might even have to take place after the wedding (which is THIS WEEKEND!!) but we were lucky enough to figure out a way to have it this past weekend and it was wonderful, despite all the dates being wrong on everything haha. Hey.... it will make for good laughs eventually. =)

Anyway, so we, Sherie (Aimee's sister), Candace (Aimee's other best friend) and I threw Aimee her bridal shower at this Tea Room in Pasadena. It was small and simple, just like Aimee. She is the kind of girl that likes things personal and easy, unlike me who wants the "big to do" and bling of course. =) Maybe that's why we're best friends.... we have this balance between us. ha.

I was so happy to be a part of it all and share in such a special day with someone so dear to me. I was even more happy to see her so happy and excited about what is to come this weekend. She is such a beautiful and loving person and for as long as I've known her she has deserved all of this. Someone to love her and take care of her. Someone to support her and understand her. Someone to stand beside her thru everything. If anyone in this world deserves to be happy, it's Aimee'. She is truly the most kind hearted, selfless person I have ever met in my whole life. She's more forgiving than anyone I've ever known. She's understanding, non-judgemental and compassionate. She's loving, caring and such an easy going person, I don't know what I'd do without her in my life. She seriously keeps me sane. =) Her fiance' Manny is one lucky man and if he ever takes that for granted, he'll have a line of people waiting to kick his @$$ for it. (take that as a warning Manny!!) lol.

In all honesty tho, she truly is an incredible person and an amazing friend. I feel so blessed to have her in my life and even more special that she wants me to be standing there beside her on such a special day in her life. I feel so honored to be sharing her perfect day with her. I can't wait until saturday, October 4!!!

So Aimee, here's to you. Here's to a long and happy love. To a wonderful and beautiful life filled with more good days than bad, more happy times than sad and more love than you know what to do with. I pray for you to find the peace you deserve and the comfort you need to complete your world. You are the best friend anyone could ever ask for and all I could ever wish for for you is to be truly happy.... and I know you are. Congratulations bestest.... I love you!!

Here are a few pics from the shower.....

P.S. At the shower everyone was asked to fill out advice cards for Aimee and Manny. Of course, I couldn't think of much to write at the time, but after taking some time to think about it, I came up with a few things I think she (they) should keep in mind.

- Never go to bed angry.

- Always say you're sorry and MEAN IT!

- Forgive the other and yourself for things you might have said or done.
- Try to put yourself in the others shoes.
- Be patient.
- Love each other, no matter what.
- Be true to who you are. They fell in love with YOU for a reason.
- Talk... Talk... Talk... Communication is key.
I'm sure I have more, but right now that's what I can think of.... Please feel free to post a comment and leave your advice for Aimee, or any of us that are married! =)


**Jamie** said...

That's funny - a few days ago I posted a blog all about advice for Aims ... great minds think alike I suppose! I'll see you this Saturday!!!

Aimee' said...

awww, thanks Riss!! I love you bestest!!!!