Chelsy’s Bridal Shower Hosted by Teri, Anna, and Mary Maxwell

Mom wanted to throw a bridal shower for Chelsy, specifically to bless her with her pantry. Mom’s so amazing! Schedules were consulted, a date picked, invites sent out, and Mom and Anna and Mary began planning! (I wasn’t much help until the last two days due to Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle and then trying to catch up on work.  I’m VERY excited to tell you that the books came in a little early, and we’re beginning to ship TODAY! Watch your e-mail for a tracking number if yours is in the first batch.)

The girls and Mom planned an amazing spread of refreshments, including a hot cocoa bar. They rearranged our living room to make accommodating a large group easier. They decorated, transforming everything into a beautiful, cozy setting.

Monday arrived, and the preparations kicked in 110%. My sisters are extremely creative and lovingly invested a lot of time in all the little sweet touches.

Since this was a pantry shower, we asked each guest to bring a spice and then other items to stock the pantry. I loved seeing the creativity with which people gifted them! One of the brothers even sent along some hot sauce and directions on how to boil water. 🙂 John and Chelsy have an awesome stock in their pantry (well, they don’t have cabinets installed yet, but hey, that’ll come!).

GiGi gave a wonderful devotional, sharing things she’d learned in her marriage to Grandad for over 65 years!

We’re so grateful for our neighbors and friends who blessed John and Chelsy.


Mary rolling out sugar cookies.

Anna had a great idea.

Mary lettering for the shower sign.

Doesn’t that just spell cozy?

Don’t you love this idea? A Date Night Jar so guests could write ideas for the bride + groom to have a creative date.Chelsy and GiGi

Abby made the pillow with John and Chelsy’s initials.

Calia was really cute helping Chelsy open gifts.

Elissa did this creative veggie tray!

Amazing sisters of mine!

So much amazing food.

Betsy’s date night idea: Play UNO!

Most of the Maxwell and Bontrager ladies. (Melanie had already gone home, so we missed her in this group picture!)“O Lord our Lord, how excellent
is thy name in all the earth!”
Psalm 8:9