Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Recap - Sips

"Celebrate we will. Because life is short 
but sweet for certain." - DMB

What an exciting, family and friend packed weekend we had! Some of Chad's family came in town and around twenty people met at Chad's mom's to help us continue celebrating our engagement! His mom made us a cake with our favorite candy. Reese's and Tootsie Roll pops are my favorites and the Skittles, Pixie Stix, and Gummy Watermelons are Chad's favorites. Mrs. Lisa did such a good job on the cake!! 

Leah made us a chocolate-iced yellow cake. We are definitely dessert people. Clearly, I need to learn how to cook and decorate cakes to fit in with Chad's creative family.

Chad's mom had the kitchen and den decorated with our pictures and she even had a bowl of chocolates with our pictures. 
Top Half: one of each of the chocolates with our pictures on them that Chad's mom made 
Bottom Half: Chad and I practicing our cake cutting skills.
Top Half: Leah (my future sister-in-law), Me, and Mrs. Lisa (my future mother-in-law)
Bottom Half: My Mom and Me
My parents came up and stayed with me Friday night and we woke up and did some shopping Saturday before they headed back to Troy.

Crystal came to visit us for a GIRLS' NIGHT on Saturday!!!! 
Allise and I both LOVE IT when Crystal comes to visit!! We went to Sips N Strokes and painted guitars. 

At Sips N Strokes, you bring your beverage of choice and paint!! They provide the canvas, paint, brushes and all other supplies you need. At the end of the night, you take your painting with you. I have painted some disasters at Sips N Strokes in the past, but I think our guitars turned out pretty well!

Few things in life are better than getting to spend a weekend with both FRIENDS and FAMILY!


  1. What a sweet engagement party you guys had! The candy cake is so creative! I am a huge fan of those painting and drinking classes, they are so much fun! Thanks for linking up :)

  2. what an adorable engagement definitely very sweet ;-) and i have heard lots about that painting class looks like you had a lot of fun

  3. I love those wine/painting parties. I have quite a few at my hosue. SO FUN. Looks like a great weekend! Hoping over from the Weekend UPdate linkup

  4. I am not a big sweets/dessert person, but those cakes looked yummy!! Sip'N"Stroke sounds like soo much fun!! what a great girls night out!! New reader :)

  5. Sounds like an amazing weekend! All those desserts look delicious. And I've always wanted to do one of those painting classes. They look so fun! Popping over from Weekend Update.

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  7. What an amazing weekend! And those cakes and chocolates are SO cool! They all did a fantastic job! Glad you had such a great weekend :)

    Thanks for linking up!

  8. What a creative weekend! I love your guitar painting and all those cake decorations are so freaking cute! We have a place like that in Chicago where you drink and paint and I'm trying to encourage my friends to come with me...but they're all pregnant so...

    Thanks for linking up with us!