Monday, December 29, 2014

couples holiday party

we couldn't come to town without having a party
with all of our was so busy over the
holidays that we picked a date to just have
everyone together. we did a sugar cookie
bar, hot chocolate, and played games.
i made this recipe and it was great as usual!
^^ chase's cute mom helped me with all the 
set up... she was so nice to let us host at
her house since we don't have a place here!
i'm kind of a sucker for this butcher paper 
food bar idea, like i did for a shower here.
surprisingly it was the boys who liked the 
cookie bar the most, all packed around it. ^^ 
^^ we got the best news from anna & randy..
they came early and had us open this envelope!
i SCREAMED so loud! i am so so excited! cutest parents.
we were snap happy with the photos because we
never see these people so i have to document!
we laughed hard and stayed up lateeeee.
we missed some friends who couldn't make
it, but we found other times to see them too :
loved our brunch with the fowlers and
brynn's darling quote she gave me ^^
miss quality time with friends from home! ^^

time with baby rocky + di & ted is the best. ^^

i think we WON our white elephant 
party by bringing this gem ^^
i also got to see ashley, who ended my streak of not
getting my hair cut for 1.5 years when i went to get 
it done by her! nice to have a BFF who does hair :)
she trimmed it + curled it and she is amazing! ^^
^^ and cafe rio with this great crew.
there's nothing like friends from home.

we love them all!


  1. The cookie couples party is such a great idea!! Looks like a fun time! I absolutely love the way your friend did your hair, looks amazing!!

    1. it was a fun and easy way to host! i am obsessed with how she curls hair, it's like beach waves! i'll tell her you said you liked it! :) xoxo happy new year!

  2. This place is really a hidden gem! Came here for an affinity group get-together and had a great time. The environment is cozy at these Chicago restaurants and good for having conversations.

  3. I am so happy to see all your darling friends. What a great thing to see you both cultivating this part of your lives. So important.
    Love you so much!

  4. Adorable! What a fun idea! I still have to go to Cafe Rio!

    katie @

  5. That is such a fun party idea! How fun that you got to catch up with all your friends :) happy new year!

  6. hahaa waitttt I think I need to see the High School Musical China. That just looks tooooo good.


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