Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mad Hatter Party

My friend, Stephanie, came up with a great idea for a party! September 6th is Ladies Day at the horse races at Arlington Park. So, we got a few of our gal pals together for a hat decorating party and made derby hats that we can wear to the races.

Steph and I bought all the hats and flowers to have them ready for the party. We made quite a bit of food, too, including these horse racing cupcakes:
and these delicious tomato appetizers:
The party was fun, but I can not WAIT to go to the races with these cute hats. Some gals made their's wild:
And some made their's elegant:
I say mine falls in between:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Happy 30th Birthday, Jen!

A week ago, today, my good friend, Jen, turned 30! Her husband planned a surprise roller skating party for her, then this weekend a few of her closest girlfriends spent the night in Chicago to celebrate.

The rolling skating party was a blast. It was fun to watch the kids falling all over the place, then get right back up and try again.In Chicago, we saw a matinee, the broadway show, Jersey Boys, then stayed the night at that Hyatt Regency hotel. We enjoyed the Chicago nightlife and had breakfast at Lou Mitchell's. YUM-O!It was a great weekend! Thanks for being such a great friend, Jen, and including me in your celebration!

Now I have to gear up for mine and Stephanie's horse party Thursday! I'll post about that....later.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

E-Session by Nancy Beale

Our good friends gave us one of the gifts that I've been the most excited about ever! They paid their daughter, who is a photographer, to do a photo-session with us. Since we never had engagement pictures taken (except that quick pic my mom snapped of us for the local daily newspaper announcement that doesn't even come close!) this was a great opportunity for us to make up for that.

You can view the photos by clicking here.

Also, check out the photographer's blog here!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Crab Feast!

We visited Ben's family in Maryland this weekend and had a Crab Feast on their deck. Check out my food blog for more pictures and a yummy recipe!

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