A Day in My Life: Bonne Nuit

This has been a summer of non-stop celebrations for our family. Big life changing events! (More on all that in later posts.) A few Sundays ago, my daughter Meredith and I hosted a bridal shower for my niece Heather.   

Meredith is the one with artistic flair. Above, look at the chalkboard. That’s her free style handwriting! Below . . . her special touches.




This was our little favor for each guest: a chocolate covered graham cracker . . . customized! Loved these.  photo-26This table was mostly filled by the wedding party. It was fun to peek in and overhear their chatter! Trying on wedding dresses, picking out bridesmaid dresses, flowers . . . on and and on.



This table was for the . . . ahem . . . older generation. The mommies.


This outside table was the OLDEST generation! The grandmommies. (Moi.)




Below was my gift to Heather–a pillow from Etsy that says “Bonne Nuit.” There’s an inside joke here which I’ll happily share. Heather is a wee bit literally minded. One evening, we were staying at a small B&B and found  a similar pillow on the bed. Heather looked at it curiously and asked, “Who is Bonnie Newt?” We won’t let her live that one down . . . . That’s the beauty of family!


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Faith Posten says:

    Well, (hiding my face almost), I had no idea either what Bonne Nuit meant so I Googled it and now I know. So your daughter certainly wasn’t alone. LOL Please let her know she has some old company. I’m 71 but had no idea what it meant before today.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Oh, Faith your comment made me smile! Thanks for taking a moment to share. If you haven’t had French in school…you wouldn’t know! Warmly, Suzanne