It seems that I operate at two speeds. Warp drive and catching up. Right now I’m moving along at catching up. We packed so much into the weekend and had an absolute blast doing so. Samara came home for MSU’s homecoming in East Lansing. She was late getting in because of the airport debacle in Chicago which derailed our lunch plans with her. But the time we had with her was awesome!
Gabbi also celebrated her birthday this Saturday with a Hello Kitty Spa Party Sleepover. Say that 10 times fast! Thennnnnnn…Sunday was Charisse’s first wedding dress venture. Oh my gosh I thought they were going to put us out. We didn’t know we couldn’t bring in champagne. Guess we’ve watched too much of “Say Yes to the Dress! After that giggle fest we came home and had Taco Dinner Sunday. I’m tired all over again just thinking about it. All of the pictures are at the bottom of this post.
There were seven girls in attendance and Gabbi’s party and no doubt they had a good time being pampered and then filled with sweet and savory goodies.
By the time I arrived at Charisse’s house to help her set up Saturday morning she already had one room set up. She put this together in a couple of hours. Baby girl has skills!
It didn’t take me long to get the dessert table ready and Gabbi was more than willing to help. That willingness was coupled with the opportunity to eat Twizzlers as she stuffed them into the jars. Charisse didn’t want too much candy on the table, much to my dismay. Along with the cake and water bottles that was it for the table. I made the pink fans and gigantic tissue paper flower. The white fans were premade.
The Hello Kitty cake was chocolate and covered it a super fluffy pink butter cream frosting. I used some of my newly acquired fondant skills to make the ribbon at the base and the fondant bow. I also made cupcakes for the girls to decorate but they never got around to it. They became dessert for Taco Dinner Sunday.
After dinner on Sunday the Mr lit a fire in the pit on the deck. The girls and I donned sweaters and sipped on the Apple Sangria I made earlier in the day. It was very chilly but we enjoyed hanging out and chatting with our girls. Those moments are the most special and create the warmest memories.
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