Monday, February 28, 2011

Rischel's Shower

This past weekend Diana and I threw a baby shower for our friend Rischel. It was so fun to get together with friends, snack on delicious food, catch up, and open gifts.
Thanks for everyone who could make it. We are so excited for Rischel!

I fell in love with these invitations and was just waiting for the opportunity to make them. I made some alterations of my own and loved the way they turned out!

For the Thank You favors I made mini french bread and fresh strawberry jam.
First time making freezer jam. I couldn't believe how much SUGAR the recipe called for.

For the game prizes we picked up some adorable gift cards from Anthropologie.

Delicious French Bread
Mini Loaves

Calla Lillie's
One of Rischel's favorite flowers

I loved the gray, white, tan, and hint of pink color scheme.

Thanks to Diana, Jon, and Brady for cutting out all of the cute flags, tags, and hearts!

I came across these little sweets and couldn't resist making them for the shower.

Mini Cadbury Eggs
So happy it's Easter time:)

Tasty Croissant Sandwiches

Anthropologie has the cutest gift boxes ever! I thought it would great to mix them in with my tiered stands for the table.

Raspberry Sherbet Smoothy

Diana made the most amazing fruit kabob displays!
I LOVE fresh fruit!

1. Eat, 2. Games, 3. Gifts:)
1. Eat

2. Games
We divided the guests into 3 groups and played baby pictionary. This was my first time playing this game at a shower and it turned out great! All the words were geared toward baby things.
So many artists:)

Lisa and Angela

The other sweet baby Lily:)

Baby Emma

Anisha & Max

We were so happy that Rischel's mom came out from Washington for the shower!

Rachel and Avery

Beautiful baby Opal modeling one of the darling headbands Rischel got as a gift from Palmer.

Diana B and Opal.
Thanks for all of you help D! I wouldn't have been able to do it without you!

Anisha and Max
Love this picture!

3. Gifts

We had so much fun watching Rischel open all of her great gifts for her and her little girl!

We are so excited to meet Rischel and Jon's little girl in just a couple of weeks!
You guys are going to be great parents!

Thank you to everyone who made it!
It was so fun getting all the girls together:)

Thanks to Diana Browning and Diana Hulme for taking some pictures!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Brady's 27th Birthday

This past Saturday was Brady's 27th Birthday! I can't believe how old we are getting;)
The weather was absolutely beautiful. We celebrated all weekend long with food, friends, and presents.

The happy birthday banner I made

Brady had to spend most of his birthday at school:(
He was a coordinator for Give Kids A Smile Day. He was at school from 7am to 5pm.
When he got home we finally got to start celebrating.

Thanks for all the cute cards and gifts that were sent!

Brady opening his card and In & Out gift card from the Jackson's
The cute puppy card and Five Guys gift card from Matthew, Heidi, Owen, and Sadie

Brady opening his gifts from Wendy and Norm

Brady opening the new basketball shoes I gave him.
I was so worried he wouldn't like them!

We went downtown to eat dinner at the Slanted Door. It's a delicious Vietnamese food restaurant.
We were trying so hard to get a picture that would show the Bay Bridge in the background.

The restaurant is in the ferry building down on the wharf.

We love the food but the dessert is why we come or at least why I come:)

The Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart
is a little piece of heaven!

Since Brady was at school most of the day on Saturday we had a little party on Sunday night with some friends.

Brady has a couple of favorite desserts that he loves. So this year I made most of his favorites into cupcakes.

Brady's favorite ice cream is cookies n' cream
These are milk chocolate cupcakes with cookies n' cream frosting and a mini Oreo topping

Brady's LOVES strawberry shortcake!
So I made these little treats out of angle food cake, topped with fresh strawberries and home made whipped cream frosting

Lemon squares are other favorite.
I made these cupcakes with lemon cake mix, whipped cream frosting, and lemon zest

Rice Krispies Treats:)
I wasn't sure how to make these into cupcake so I stuck with the originals.

Thanks to everyone who came!

This is sweet little Maybelle Kent who took her first steps at our house!
Such a cutie!