Party of LOVE :)

This weekend Jordan and I celebrated the LOVE holiday with some sweet friends, courtesy of the Rickett’s graciously opening up their house to host all of us.  On the invitation it was requested that we bring Valentine’s for everyone and as well as a decorated box for you to recieve Valentine’s in.

My box was preeeeeety and spaaaakly- because that’s how I roll.  It also featured a picture of my and my Valentine on the front. 🙂  This picture is on the Vegas Strip right after midnight (2 years ago) One of my very favorite moments.. over 2 million people out there and I was kissing him.. lucky girl that I am. 

Oh, and he has facial hair.  How I do wish he could keep it (but fireman rules forbid anything that would conflict with his O2 mask during a fire.  So, I guess his safety is more important that his sexiness (?)

Yea.. total tangent over this very first picture in the post.  I’ll stop.  Please admire my Valentine’s box 🙂

 For my Valentine’s gifts I took my brain on over to pinterest for inspiration.  Such a super cute idea, if I do say so.. but sadly not an Amber original.

Sadly, I have decided that due to this (amazing, wonderful, addicting) pinterest I will never have an original idea again. 

But, who cares. 🙂 I sent Jordan all over the metroplex looking for Starwberry Crush, and bless his heart he finally found it. 

 Dinner was delicious, and of course the hosts did the most amazing job.  You can see we were all in festive attire- most all shades of pink/red were represented.

Appetizers were yummy, but these (found on pinterest!) were addicting.  I made her put them away or else I was not going to be able to eat my dinner.

Salmon, Caesar Salad, and a pasta made of fresh tomatoes, basil, and Parm was on the menu.  YUM!

 An Italy inspiration.  That, or a pizza parlor.  But, I will stick with the most romantic city on the planet. 

Lisa and Brian had come up with a long list of questions for the husbands and wives to answer individually- made for a fun after-dinner newlywed game.  Here are are some of our hubbies discussing the ‘right’ answers.

One question that made for some entertaining squeals..
“What is the one piece of clothing your wife wears that you absolutely hate?”  Careful, boys. 

Sugar Cookie decorating contest- Courtesy of a Chocolate Broccoli 🙂 

My winner!! Yes, I added each sprinkle, one at a time.  I’m OCD. 

Another shot of the boys.. Finally getting them all to smile.

Mr. McHugh (Amy), Mr. Ricketts (Lisa), Mr. Massey (duh.), Mr. Cox (Karrie)

Last shot of the evening- the ladies!

Amy, Karrie, Lisa, Amy, and Amber 

Good times Saturday night!  Thank you, Ricketts for a SUPER fun night with our sweethearts.

February 13, 2012

  1. Mindy Rives says:

    What a fun and cute party!!! May have to copy that next year….love it!