Saturday, June 5, 2010
some of our very best friends moved away a week ago. the problem with rexburg is that you make awesome friends and then they move. every time. since we're leaving in december i hope to make lots of great new friends and then leave them sad and lonely with only G's dairy to comfort them. (aren't i sweet? :)
chad and rebecca are wonderful and we miss them already (even though they are wedding photographers and were NEVER home anyway! they were always off to exotic places shooting stylish weddings, oh, the life) Rebecca is due in a couple of months so we combined a going away party with a baby boy (Christopher!) shower and invited their favorite girls (and BOYS!) to share in the event. It was so much fun to put this shower together. Rebecca and I have very similar aesthetics so i was never worried that the shower wouldn't look like her, it totally did. sweet, cute, modern with a bit of whimsy, just what we like :)
i did a crepe bar with lots of different fillings and toppings and so i spent most of the shower behind the griddle in the kitchen- but it really turned out well. nutella, crepes, buttermilk syrup and fruit... no one complained :) i also made homemade quiche, cupcakes, a fruit salad and fizzy limeaid (simply limeaid, pellegrino and sprite).
I had to find some way to incorporate my love for typewriters and the little collection i've begun. so, i had out 3 typewriters at the shower. one with instructions to tell baby Christopher why his mom was awesome, another to say why his dad was awesome and the last one was to share our favorite memories for Chad and Rebecca (not like our favorite childhood memories- but our favorite things we did with them) one of the typewriters quit working part way through the party but we adapted and it was really fun to hear everyone typing, complaining about the lack of spell check and making errors they couldn't delete. [LOTS of pictures of the typewriters... no one of the Hansens or their guests... OOPS!]
i found these large circles at artco for .25 each so i bought 8 and made a $2 modern mobile with some yarn.
I bought all the glassware for the crepe bar at D.I. everything was .50- $1 each, it was awesome. I'm REALLY going to miss D.I. when we move to Denver, nothing compares (especially with cheapness)
I added twine and a little card identifying each topping. i had the printer who prints our wedding invites print all this up for me the day before the shower.
and lastly... daph is awesome. we love her and can't believe she's already 17 months old.