A few weeks ago I hosted a bridal shower for my beautiful friend Cari, who gets married in just TWO WEEKS!
We've been friends since we were 14.
I can't believe that was NINE years ago.
And I can't believe she's getting married.
Kim and I are both in the wedding.
She's a killer bridesmaid.
I'm working on my MOH (maid of honor) skills.
She flew in for the shower.
We <3 John Wayne Airport.
And I chauffeured, as usual.
We kind of have a system down.
Which didn't include Kim's plane coming from Chicago and needing to be deiced OR my car getting it's 4th flat tire of the year.
But Mable the Sable, my roommate Emily's car, came to the rescue yet again!
Thankfully I had plenty of help to get things ready, since I tend to plan high maintenance events.
My housemate Amanda helped frost clock cookies.
My housemates are bomb.com.
You can read our house blog here.
Besides running a little late with the food preparation, everything went off without a hitch!
Since it was an around-the-clock shower, I did breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert foods.
Emphasis on the desserts, of course.
Kim made her baked brie. It's my FAVORITE.
The whoopie pies were pretty gross.
I don't recommend those whoopie pie kits.
Even if they are from World Market, which, in my eyes, can do no wrong.
But the noir bars and almond cupcakes made up for it.
These girls are wonderful friends.
I love the unspoken understanding that comes with years of friendship.
A day spent celebrating a dear friend is a day well spent.