Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Off To A Great Start

It's been a fabulous 2012 thus far. All four days of it.

I am thoroughly enjoying the breath of fresh air a new year fills my lungs with. I get a roller coaster kind of thrill by looking forward & anticipating all the potential that lies before me.  And I'm especially liking this whole new 'embracing' thing I've decided to resolve to.

2012 is off to a great start, indeed.

Let me tell you about the little kick-start Twenty-Twelve got.

Friends--fabulous friends. Friends who loaded their car, packed their suitcase to the brim, & toted their sweet little ten month old baby along for a six hour roadtrip to visit us.

They rolled into town on the eve of the new year & just in time for one out-of-this-world party. I have to admit, things got pretty crazy. Maybe even slightly out of hand. So the cops were almost called--big deal. What can I say? We're one rowdy, uproarious bunch. I mean sweat pants, purple Happy New Year glitter hats, jammied babies, & the clinking of cups filled with sparkling grape juice--does it get any crazier than that?

Forget the wild & crazy days. A relaxed evening at home, surrounded by the loves of my life & super awesome friends is all the crazy this lil' momma will ever need.

Over the next couple of days, we managed to balance on the go with stay home & veg out in your pj's quite beautifully. It was a perfect balance.

 Little sweetie girl

 Jett loved having a little girl in the house. He was so sweet with her.

No friends of ours are going to visit Kansas City & not see just how fabulous of a city it actually is. We jumped on the chance to show them around to some of our personal favorite 'hot spots'. 

Crown Center: a kid in a candy store.

...guess the apple didn't fall too far from the tree.


The Plaza:

 Dinner at Bucca di Beppo. Deliciousness.

Dessert at Cupcake A La Mode. Divine!

Our final evening together was concluded with bellowing laughter, birthday party planning & of course, talks of a summer visit. Once morning came, we hugged one another, swapped babies for smooching, & instead of goodbye said, "See you next time". 

What a amazingly sweet, good for the soul, kind of time we've shared with our friends over these past few days.

If the start of 2012 is any indication of how the whole entire year is going to go...

it's gonna be one really great time.

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