so one of my very good friends ambo is getting married.
she lives up north. so this march i'm flying up there to go to her wedding.
but this weekend she's having her bridal shower around the corner from my house. (she's originally from this area and the majority of her family is too) i am sooooo excited.
the theme of her wedding is "love jones" (her new hubby's last name is jones and that movie is her favorite movie) the invitations are soooo adorable.
for her gift i decided to make a "love kit", i brought a cute box with these simply adorable colors (brown and hot pink and white) with a top, a bottle of champagne ($10), two champage glasses with "Jones" engraved on them ($0.99 cent store and the swapmeet around the corner), a massage lotion($6), a box of chocolates ($3), ky- his and hers ($6), a classy lingerie dress with matching undies($11 walmart....i brought myself the same one for vh1 and he LOOOOVVVVVEEEEDDDD it...matter fact i might pull that on out again), a "lover's CD ($1- made it myself...it has the sweetest thing by lauryn hill...say yes by floetry, Whenever whatever by maxwell and 8 other of my most favorite bump and grind songs) and the book "Like the singing coming off of the Drums: Love Poems" by Sonia Sanchez ($5) Amazon books (two of the poems used in the movie love jones are from this book) and a picture of us at our jr high homecoming with her hair her looking super fly...
tell me that this gift didn't take time and consideration and research! lol
I was going to buy condoms....but do married people use condoms? I wouldn't think so.... anyhoo..
All the shopping brought up so many memories of my friendship with her...like taking our first HIV test together and me teaching her to drive...even though she's a backwards lefty and her giving me her left over graduation invitations because I couldn't afford my own, our crazy converstations in our high pitched voices and letters to each other our first year in college, being in this Cedric Ceballos music video made at his house for his two minute rap career....even though it was never released...i should check youtube for it..... gees I love her.
i love seeing people in love. its an event to be admired and truely treasured. i am sooo happy for my girl ambo.
she's always been the good girl. always. going to school everyday, getting a 4.2 average, going to berkley getting her degree and her masters, working for the govenor....i mean seriously my homegirl has it going on. i am so happy for her....and i cannot wait to see her saturday. i also get to see faces of folks i haven't seen in 10 years....trip that?!
well that that that that's allllll folks!