Monday, May 9, 2011

Open House

Our housewarming/birthday/anniversary party this past Saturday was a big success. We had a very nice turnout, good weather, great food and an overall fabulous time. Kristian and I were up at the crack of dawn on Saturday cleaning and making 4 yes FOUR trips to the store to get everything ready.

Before the party started Kristian decided to give me my birthday gift a bit early, figuring it would come in handy for the party. Behold my gift from my wonderful husband:

Now I just have to learn how to use all the different settings.  But at least I'm no longer stuck with only using my blackberry for all photos. Unfortunately even with my fancy new camera I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I should have. I also didn't eat much. The pitfalls of being a fabulous hostess I guess. We had the same problem at the wedding, too busy running around mingling and making sure everyone is having a good time that we forget to eat. Kristian was so busy manning the grill and feeding everyone else he didn't even get one of his killer hamburgers. But they were apparently very good since everyone devoured all the food.

See below for a few of the not very many pictures I took. Most of the guys were hanging out in Kristian's man cave at the time so we're missing a lot of our guests from these photos.

I can't believe we've been married for almost a year already.

One of my besties Colleen who will be leaving me to move to FL in a few months. *tears*

My old roomie Lauren, as you can see I still need to figure out the appropriate settings on my camera so we don't look quite so red in the future.

My father-in-law keeping an eye on our little bastard cat that likes to try to sneak outside.

Me and my mama, 31 years ago she gave birth to me the day after Mother's Day. Personally I can't think of a better gift for her than ME! haha

My girl Kelli that I've known since I was 12. Can you believe she had a baby in Sept?? Me neither. Bitch. haha
Kelli's little family with the cutest stud at our party Ryan. One of the most mellow kids I've ever met. He didn't cry or fuss once the whole time.

So the house has now been officially broken in. Everyone seemed to love what we've done so far and we got massive amounts of compliments on everything which always makes a girl feel good. We also scored some nice housewarming gifts which ain't too bad either.


Bicoastal Bride said...

Sounds like a blast! Glad you got to celebrate with everyone!

Claire Kiefer said...

Sounds like such a fun time (and what a cute baby)! I wish I could have been with my mama on Mother's Day, but she lives all the way across the country. :(

Laura @ Wine and Cheese, Please said...

I have that same camera--but in blue! :) I got it about 6 weeks ago and I'm in LOVE with it!

bananas. said...

score on the birthday front...that camera is sweet!

and i just love the pic of you and your mama. adorable!

Summer Athena said...

sweet on the birthday gifts and the open house and being with your momma.

you look very happy!

Kristen said...

I have the same camera & LOVE it!

Looks like your party was a blast!

KLaw said...

I wish I could have been there to celebrate with you! Looks like a great time!

Teenage Bride said...

yay so happy it went well for you. I Remember how proud we were of our house when we had people over for the first time!

Melissa said...

Wish I could have been there. Now that school is done, hopefully D and I can come up for a visit.

Robbie said...

Did you use any of the recipes we gave you? Just curious...