back in december my cousin ali became engaged to her kind fiance mike (yay!). like many girls, ali went into full-on wedding planning mode shortly thereafter, despite the fact that her venue is across an ocean from where they live now!
as part of this planning, i received a lovely box at my front door recently. below the address were the words “must facetime/google hangout/call alison BEFORE opening!” well, how could i not oblige! after much phone tag, ali and i finally got a hold of each other and i eagerly ripped open the fedex packaging to find a perfectly wrapped gift. the ribbon colors were gold and blue, two shades i know i look good in and i know that look good on me. must be a good sign!
i carefully untied the ribbon and couldn’t help but smile as i opened the lid. the first thing to do was to open the card, of course, to which i read the sweetest note and then most flattering request to be one of her bridesmaids. i squeaked “YES!” in between smiling, laughing, and dabbing my eyes. it’s hard not to get emotional!
per ali’s instruction, i rummaged through the rest of the box to find the cutest little tokens. first, fancy nail polish. everyone knows how i love my nail polish!
next? darling little hand warmers that i can wear during the ceremony. after all, the wedding will be in the mountains and i don’t want my pretty little paws to freeze while holding that bouquet!
one of my favorite items was the gold mountain charm necklace. very appropriate. 🙂
and, maybe the best of them all, a picture of ali and me. get ready, cuz! california kelsey will be out to play in january 2017! #forevermontoya!