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Sisters, sisters     

Posted by Katherine Putnam on July 25th, 2010

“Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters…”

I love my cousins so very much, and I love observing the love they show each other and the special relationship they share as sisters. Yesterday I was privileged to help Aliza prepare for and execute Natalie’s bridal shower; said shower was simply more evidence of their deep and Godly love for one another.

As usual I was silly and forgot to bring my camera (has no one noticed the decided lack of pictures on this site?) and was, thus, unable to document the event. Hopefully someone else will post pictures soon and I can link to those. Without pictures to clarify descriptions, all I can say is that I was blown away by Aliza’s planning and attention to detail, not to mention her style and excellent taste! (And organization, I really liked that too.) Although we (family and bridesmaids) were kept busy for quite a few hours preparing for the party, it still seemed as though there was very little to do as Aliza had a lot of details pre-prepared and ready to put together. Everything tied back to a classic yet mod black and white theme with green details: white tablecloths, napkins, plates and serving dishes, black and white runners (cunningly made from wrapping paper!), white Chinese takeout boxes to hold individual portions of pasta salad, miniature black and white dresses on black stands to hold quotes or food labels, green grass centerpieces in an eclectic yet coordinating collection of containers, green napkin rings, etc, etc, etc. I find I can’t describe all the details well enough to recreate the whole picture and do it justice!

Putting my poor attempts to set the scene aside, the shower was a lovely (if loud) affair and provided the perfect opportunity for us (a mix of 50 friends, family members, co-workers, etc) to affirm Natalie, lift her (and Chad) up in prayer, and, of course, shower them with gifts. It also provided a lovely stage for Aliza and Sherry to deliver their version of Natalie and Chad’s story, aided by many quotes from our family’s favorite movies (Singin’ in the Rain, Anne of Green Gables, The King and I, Sound of Music, White Christmas, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, North and South, Our Mutual Friend, The Princess Bride, etc, etc, etc). Of course, that meant some people were a little lost at times, but it was a hysterical and well written (and well performed!) piece. It’s memories and moments like these that remind me how much I love being part of my family.

Natalie’s shower (and Aliza’s amazing work) also served as a great reminder that I need to get my butt in gear! I have been such a lazy procrastinator since I arrived home but I need to get over that now! Job searching, wedding planning, writing, catching up with friends…I need and want to do these things and do them well and in a timely fashion. My friend Holly’s latest email reminded me that “time and tide wait for no man,” helping me realize that they certainly won’t wait for me! So, prayers would be appreciated as I make renewed attempt at productivity and responsibility. Pray for Nate and my mom as they have MRI’s this week, and pray for Chris and his job interview on Monday.

Cheers,

Katherine Elyse


One Response to “Sisters, sisters”     

  • Aliza says:

    Thank you for your kind comments. Celene said we’re keeping your beautiful drawing on our chalboard “forever”


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