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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mud, Bruises,& Sweat But Still A Shower Of Blessing

Most of my posts about wedding events have been frilly, pretty, and oh so lovely.The darling party dresses,fresh flowers,beautifully wrapped gifts with bows. Well this one will be NONE of those things...I know now why I am so excited to have a daughter. This has been the only life I have ever known. I had three brothers growing up and then had two boys of my own. Until Ashlyn I wasn't fully aware of the joy of frills.But boys are so different and the night Travis had his bachelor party there was not a frill in sight. But they had a BLAST!!!
Paint balling was a terrific choice.They were soaked with sweat,completely bruised and dehydrated,covered in mud,they slept on couches and the floor without sheets or a pillow (so no lavender linen spray was needed) But it was a huge success!! Travis was down right giddy about being with his boys. They ate all of the food, drank all the beer, and a great time was had by all. I am just thankful it was far enough in advance that a full recovery is possible? Steve dropped by and ended up staying a few hours because they all were so happy to see him. And even when I came with more food they were all so sweet and invited me to stay. This is the way a bachelor party should be, just good clean fun!!!(well not clean but you know what I mean) I have loved these boys for years and it was fun to see them all together again.So for Travis he had his own "shower of blessing" And I think it will be a memory to last a lifetime. Kudos to Chad the "best man" for being so sweet and making it all happen.One of my favorite memories of the night will be the text Travis sent me in the midst of his party that said "U R Awesome Mommy tnx" You are most welcome Travis, We are so proud of you !!


5 comments:

cougarnana said...

I couldn't help but laugh out loud at the contrast between our latest blogs. Me with the girlie, girls and their flowery toes and you with the sweaty, dirty, bruised boys/MEN!! Believe me, having grandSONS and sons-in-law has been quite a adjustment for me, I think you'll do much better in the adjustment department with Ashlyn!! The party looked very fun but I'm sure glad I didn't have to feed all of them!! You're a GOOD Mom!

Chloe Krikac said...

LOVE THIS!!! :) Great post, love the pics!

Ashlyn Donatelli said...

hahaha oh man. Loved seeing those pictures! Looks like quite the boys day! I'm so glad they had so much fun. thanks again for all you do for your boys and for me! ;) xox A

Jet Jared said...

OK, I'm crying watching this! How corny is that? I know you're so proud of your boys, isn't God faithful!!! I cannot believe how time passes so quickly...see ya all at the wedding=D

Kat Krikac said...

Hi Karen, I love your Blog! I apparently posted as "JetJared"
because I'm on his computer (he's at camp!)Hopefully I fixed the problem...