Okay, so I am sorry that I have kept you all out of the loop. But here we go...
So, today, Saturday, June 6 we had my bridal shower. It was the coolest bridal shower I have been too. Not saying that cause it's mine, but this was an unforgettable day.
First my poor dad worked his tail off setting up the backyard for us...it looked BEAUTIFUL!!! We just opened up our pool too so it was nice. Well, as a few guests are arriving and we are all mingling with one another suddenly out of no where we hear a huge shatter!!!! CRASH!!!!! I turn around and see one of our huge umbrellas on the grass just flinged over...hmmm? Okay? Well as I move the umbrella I see a huge pile of glass (from the table top) on AND in my grass!!! Uh oh...! So me and my lovely awesome bridesmaids, maids of honor and faithful and loyal friends, we all get on the ground and start picking up the glass. I was mostly worried about the grass since no one was hurt (thank God). You see, our family owns a lawn business so our lawn to my dad anyway is a top priority and with glass like embedded in I was worried what he would say. But once I told him what happened he was fine, just wanted to make sure everyone was okay.
Then...well, most the people are there we are all eating. The kids are by the pool putting their feet in. Well, my mini bride, Hyang, who I love to death decides to play around with one of the other kids. Well he was pretending to push her in but we are not sure how exactly it happened, but, she fell in. No one noticed cause she didn't scream, no splash, but I did kinda notice after seeing a quake in the water. So I noticed that she was wadding in the water which I thought she would be okay and pull herself out. But she didn't. She went into panic mode and was starting to sink, so I jumped in with clothes and all and got her out. Wow! This all happened within maybe a minute if that. People asked me how I did it and what was going thru my mind. Me being me, I said, I didn't want to look for another mini bride this late in the game, so I pulled her out. I was joking, obviously. So had to go change from my cute clothes to my not so cute clothes...ugh. Oh well...
The rest of the day was going great. We played many fun games (will post pictures soon). A friend and I the night before at a grad party had a cake fight. Then today we had a water fight (different friend). Then after that, my lovely friends, Mari, Sita and Ash decided to gang up on me and attempt to throw me in the pool. But they didn't think this little stick had a fight in her. I wrapped one leg around Sita's leg. How, I don't know. The other leg was going for Mari but she kept backing up, then my arms were around Ashley's legs. They didn't now even budge me. Somehow I got a baby cut on my foot but no idea where it came from. But if it scars, it will be a fun memory to talk about.
I had many wonderful guests, friends and family. You all are awesome and I want to thank you for all your support...and advice!!!! Hehe. I will miss these ladies once I move, but will always know that I have a place here in Colorado to call home and awesome friends to come back to when we visit!
Special thanks to my bridesmaids, my mom and my awesome friends...Carla (my matron of honor) for making my favorite dessert, Letty (my bridesmaid) for making that wonderful cake, Tammy (bridesmaid), Elicia (sister/maid of honor) and Billie Jean (maid of honor/cousin) for doing the games - it was fun, Barb (bridesmaid) and Bambi (bridesmaid) for the soda - it went far and it quenched our thirst Jackie (friend) and Felicia (friend) for helping set up, decorating and making all this happen and having fun with! Saved the best for last....Momma...thank you for making sure everything was done, taken care of, and always being there! These are the unforgettable memories we will cherish!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Okay, so I am sorry that I have kept you all out of the loop. But here we go...
Posted by Raquel at 10:16 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Okay, so all that is left is invites and flowers. We got all the girls dresses, alterations are in process, hall, even a church (Praise God). This is a short update, but just didn't want to leave those of you hanging. We are actually getting ready to send the Save The Dates out to you all...if I do not yet have your address and you would like a Save the Date/Invite please send me your address. I will be more than happy to send it to you. Or you can even visit our website...rendongoward.com. There should be a place where you can contact us and the email will be sent directly to my personal email. Again, sorry for this being so short, but will keep you posted with what happens...! Thanks you all for all your kind comments, we love you all!!!! More to come soon, promise. =)
Posted by Raquel at 4:48 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Sorry I have not been updating the blog...! But if you ever had to plan a wedding or have been involved with it, you understand that there's a lot that goes into it.
Well, we were finally able to get a date for the wedding - July 18th, 2009. Yes, it's right before PEAK but with my pastor and his bishop and pastor, finding a date to get all three in one spot was hard.
We do have our wedding party picked out. There are a lot...tons of people in this wedding. Here is a list of who we have in the wedding...
Carla Montez - Matron of Honor.....Eric Goward - Best Man
Billie Jean Martinez - Maid of Honor.....Jesse Small - Best Man
Elicia Vigil - Honorary Maid of Honor.....Mike Harris - Groomsman
Barbara Williams - Bridesmaid.....Randy Williams - Groomsman
Leticia Rodriguez - Bridesmaid.....Steve Rodriguez - Groomsman
Tammy Dalton - Bridesmaid.....James Wilder - Groomsman
Melanie Peter - Bridesmaid.....Clayton Wyatt - Groomsman
Victoria Fletcher - Bridesmaid.....Adam King - Groomsman
Erica Stevanovic - Bridesmaid.....Richard Montez - Groomsman
Bambi Lujan - Bridesmaid.....Chris Sindle - Groomsman
Vanessa Mondragon - Bridesmaid.....Mitchell Elder - Groomsman
Shayla Smith-Madrid - Bridesmaid.....Clayton Smith-Madrid - Groomsman
Taylor Dalton - Junior Bridesmaid.....Miguel Rendon - Junior Groomsman
Melody Elder - Flower Girl.....Isaac Williams - Bible Boy
Cherish Kast - Flower Girl.....Aaron Burns - Bible Boy
Carly Montez - Flower Girl.....Judah Williams - Bible Boy
Hyang Archibeque - Mini Bride.....Jaden Coleman - Mini Groom
Cherry Vergara - Candle Lighter.....Jerrit Clark - Usher
Felicia Church - Candle Lighter.....Jeremy Nollen - Usher
You see, we just sold our church building and so we are in the process of looking for a place to have church. But we decided with invitations needing to go out soon that we will look for a place to have the wedding. So we did find a local church to have the wedding!!!
Now you are wondering the colors and if I have a theme...yes to both. Latte and Ivory accented with Champagne...and the theme is a secret. But once you all get your invites, you will deff know what it is...! It's going to be great! So I'm praying!!!!
Now the reception and all that great stuff...is taken care of, so is the decorating. For the most part. There will be a few things we need to decorate, but very minor.
Now there is still a lot more things we need to do, but it's the little stuff that won't take too much time...in Jesus Name!!! I have the best wedding party and they are all helping out so much. Plus I got some great friends who are not in the wedding, but who are helping out tremendously with the wedding...!
Special thanks to...my wedding party...you girls rock...so do you guys..Ashley Scheid, Sis. Scheid, Crystal Schillo, Reyanna Hicks, Bambi Lujan, Sandra Sena and many others.
We are working on a wedding website so as soon as that is up and running will put a link on here so you are updated with what's going on and get some info!!!
Posted by Raquel at 11:07 PM
Monday, March 9, 2009
Okay so you all are probably wondering what happened to my blog...well, I just have been so busy I have actually forgot about updating it. I am working on getting more pictures updated. Along with more information for the wedding.
While we were in Sacramento for No Limits we did take some engagement pictures. Then Kevin was able to fly back with me and we had my best friends husband take some more engagement pictures here in Pueblo. So as soon as we get some we will be posting them. As well as posting some information on our wedding website once it's up and running correctly.
So...stay tuned for more information!!!!!
Raquel and Kevin
Posted by Raquel at 10:46 PM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Posted by Raquel at 3:40 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Okay, so as many of you know...I am now engaged to the fabulous, awesome, anointed, holy ghost filled young man, Kevin Goward.
It's been a great relationship, and I am so happy that he is the one for me. He truly has a heart after God. I can't wait to start the rest of my life with him.
I know everybody wants details...BUT...you all will have to WAIT...!!!! I am going to post pics with the story soon. Just right now...I am at the airport and can't exactly do that. But I promise, all the engagement information you all want will be posted soon. PROMISE...!
TO BE CONTINUED.....
Posted by Raquel at 2:14 PM