Thursday, March 31, 2016

And On The Third Day - An Easter Post

"7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.

Luke 24:7 

Although childhood Easter was one of my favorite holidays of the year - adult Easter can be just as wonderful. Even though we don't get to hunt for eggs anymore, I now know and understand the sacrifice Christ made that day and the courage he had to go through the Crucifixion, and to brave the people that doubted his Resurrection. I've also learned more and more how important it is to spend holidays surrounded by family and loved ones, to truly cherish that time with them. 

"The resurrection of Jesus changes the face of death for all His people. Death is no longer a prison, but a passage into God’s presence. Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” (Clarence W. Hall)

Below are a few pictures from this year's Easter lunch with my lovely parents and our some of our medical school friends! I posted about my Cru China set on here a lot - but I've never used EVERY piece like we did for Sunday! 

Green Salad with Strawberries and Pecans 
Roasted sweet potatoes and fingerling potatoes 
Mom's Strawberry Cake 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Frosted Favorites - A Favorite Things Party!

Although way over-due I just had to share this post with you! For three years now I have hosted a "favorite things" party and every year I go back and think "how did I get this lucky?" How do I have this many amazing women in my life supporting me, lifting me up when I need it, laughing with me and celebrating life with me? Each year this event gets more and more special because of the people that attend and this year was no different. Check out pictures from this year's favorite things party - "Frosted Favorites!" 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

There Was A Murder...

Hey guys! Remember that one time I had a blog? Well ya. So this blog was suppose to be my "Let's blog about life, love, parties and house renovations when we move to Lubbock!" and since then it's been a great creative outlet for me in my various jobs I've held since moving here. In May (notice that's when my last post was) I got my DREAM JOB. No but really. I help to plan and host parties at a winery and it's pretty much the best thing ever, but it means lots of late nights, weekends and little time to come home and tell you about all the parties and things going on around here! But there's been a lot and the pictures have been sitting for far too long on this computer so it's time to share. It might be rapid fire or it might be slow coming but I promise I will get them all out here in the near future! Mainly because this started as a house blog I'm really really excited to share with you the largest renovation we've done yet! So hold tight and it the meantime check out our "Murder Mystery Dinner Party!"

You know how everyone secretly really wants to get dressed up for Halloween but as an adult you think "maybe I shouldn't be wearing wigs and tights anymore"? So we thought a fun way to dress up for a practical reason would be to host a murder mystery dinner party. AND BOY WAS IT THE BEST. We had so much fun reading our scripts and dining on our 5 course meal! It was so fun to host and it will definitely not be the last murder at The Rotenberry house!

(best picture of the night...)