April 2, 2011.....Sunshine, blue skies, cool breezes......a perfect day for a McLendon family tradition....a holiday shower for Jenna and George to celebrate their wedding this year! Years ago, a tradition was started to honor the newest brides and grooms to the family and to help them get a head start with their holiday decorating. The love and excitement of decorating the home for the holidays is a common thread all the McLendons have with each other so to pass this love to the next generation, the Holiday Shower was started! Well..... today it was Jenna and George's turn!
All the kids, young and old enjoyed fishing in the ponds. It seemed like everytime the line was cast, a fish was caught! Now that is my kind of fishing!
Another blessing during this day was to watch my mother-in-law fish. A month ago, we didn't think she would ever make it from the hospital and here she was, fishing and catching every time she threw a line in! It did my soul good to see her in her "element", doing something she and PawPaw loved to do while spending time together! I know he was smiling down on her!
Tables were set up around the pond and decorated with spring colored table cloths with little pots of flowers. Delicious food prepared by loving hands was spread out for everyone to enjoy after sweet Molly sang the blessing. Chocolate covered strawberries were a hit! As usual.....this family knows how to cook and everyone enjoyed their talents!
Jenna and George enjoyed opening gifts from all the family. They received gifts for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Spring, Easter, as well as wedding gifts with their new name and initials on them. As they celebrate the holidays and their first year of marriage, they will remember the family that shared this special time with them as they place their decorations in their first home
This Love Note is for all those that made this Holiday Shower a memorable day for my baby girl and her husband to be. This family tradition will be remembered every holiday Jenna and George decorate their home. I am so blessed to have such a great family! I love all of you!