Sunday, January 12, 2014

Black & White NYE

"It's weird, there are only black and white in this room, and yet everything's so…so colorful." 

-J Harvey Vanderbilt 
Black and White Ball 1966

When I got word from the lovely Rebes & Ash that they would be hosting yet another New Years Eve party in their dreamy Chicago apartment, I couldn't imagine anything as spectacular as Great Gatsby NYE 2013, because after all, in the words of the great 
F. Scott Fitzgerald, "You can't repeat the past." But if anyone is capable of re-creating a party as classy and epic as Truman Capote's Black and White Ball of 1966, these girls are. What better way to welcome the new year than with friends you love and live life with near and far, and we did just that in the form of The Modern yet Classic Black and White NYE 2014. 

With any fabulous party comes a photo booth to capture the faces of friends, old and new, so to make sure to keep the memory of Black and White 2014, I put together a little video.

And a few other party pics…
pre-party set up

the balloons have arrived!
ready to party

Little Louie made his appearance in the photo booth 
Love this Rebes 

Auld Lang Syne  

Happy 2014!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Reflecting on Christmas

This holiday season was different than any before, and spending a part of that season in Dayton was unique and magical in it's own way. Reflecting on Christmas 2013 and and the memories made, there were several moments that built lasting impressions in my heart and mind. For example, that moment that I realized we have friends in Dayton :) The Lord has been so faithful in providing those meaningful relationships & genuine friendships that A and I both prayed we would find. 

The people of Dayton that made this season so merry and bright...

We kept Christmas going all the way into January and made more memories with family in Texas...

Thankful for time spent and memories collected with family and friends this Christmas. And may the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, illuminate my heart and dwell in me richly throughout the year.