Sunday, July 12, 2009

Engagement Party

I was so excited when Christina asked me to be her co-maid of honor. And I got to step into my role right away! We had an engagement party last night. It was a lot of fun. There were about 30 guests, both friends and family.

I am so lucky to have so much help around me. Kayla and John were such good sports taking orders all morning. The party came together without a hitch. All the stuff getting ready to go out to the party.
Limes...lots of limes. I used them as the on the tables, so today, Kayla and I made limeade. It was really good.

My backyard looked so clean and pretty.

So festive.
Two kids came to the party. Brenden is 3 1/2 and Cace was just 9 days older than Andy. Brenden was asleep when they arrived, so I told his parents that they could put him down in Julies bed. She was very confused about this. At one point, she came running out to me and said "Mommy! There is a boy in my bed!!!" Both John and I were very relieved she was so concerned by this.

The party



Chris and John did an amazing job at the barbecue. Andy enjoyed hanging out with the boys.
Brian and Darby (the best man).

The happy couple.
Me and one of my best friends in the whole world.

More party guests.
And this is my pride. I was so excited with the way the dessert turned out. Yummo! They are fruit tartlets with cream cheese spread. Mmmmm.

All and all, I think it was a great night. The food was amazing, everyone pitched in and it all came together. I can't wait for all the other wedding celebrations. This was a great kick off! Oh, and Christina....anytime. :)

4 comments:

Christina said...

Haha . . . anytime, huh? We'll just move in, and you can throw us a party every day! (;

Thanks again! I knew it would be a success, but everything was so beautiful and organized, and the food was delicious!

I hope you get time to rest soon!

I love you friend.

Ann said...

Christina, I threaten to move in all the time. It keeps John on his toes!

I was so happy for you and your family. I loved meeting your new extended family. What a great group of people.

And Rachel is so diplomatic. The kids looked so great. There could have been the photo before bathtime, which showed some happy and filthy children!

I love you, Ms. Christina, and Brian too. I love waiting to hear what he's going to come up with next. So entertaining.

It was fun. Love, Ann

Arlene said...

Rachel,
Looks like it was a very impressive event! Glad it turned out so well. Congrats to the couple and I look forward to the next party at the Hunter gathering place!
Love
Arlene

Steph said...

it turned out beautiful!