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Friday, October 26, 2012

Wedding Weekend! Part 1

Life for us is always crazy! But we are in the midst of a wedding week right now. Tomorrow our dear friends, Katherine and Cordie are tying the knot. We are so excited for all of the festivities. It is always a whirlwind of chaos and celebrations. Last night I hosted a Bachelorette party for the bride. We all wore black with the bride wearing white. It was a fun group of ladies.

We all met at my house and hit up a local restaurant- City Cafe. It is a local fav in Rochester. I am obsessed with the blue cheese ball appetizer. So yummy! It was such a treat to go out with the girls without my babies. Don't get me wrong, I love my girls but it is so fun to dress up and laugh with friends. So I left the hus with the z babes to go out on the town. Well, for 2 hours at least. The bride is one of our old youth gals from The Gate back in the day. But Katherine has turned into a dear friend to our family. There was even a season where she lived with our family. Her entire family means a lot to us. Back at our wedding, her parents made Beef Brisket for our wedding reception, all 500 people that came. :) Last night was about celebrating HER. We had 2 gals from Canada, 1 from Florida, 1 from NYC and the rest of us are MN folk. 
After din, we came back for dessert- Cass Casa style. I had cozy socks for my peeps to put on to stay warm. Fire place on. Keurig ready to rock it out. Trader Joes Italian Sodas ready to be made. and many desserts.....

I LOVE HOSTING! Seriously, it is the best excuse to clean, decorate and whip up desserts. I love baking. I made two of my favs....Tres Leches cake and Espresso Torte from Test Kitchen. I also had
Cookie Butter out from Trader Joes....making peeps try it for the first time ;)

Speaking of Tres Leches Cake.... Here is my recipe for you. It is soooooooo good and supa easy!

You will need:
 1 box of Yellow cake mix
 1 can of sweet and condensed milk
 1 cup of milk (I use almond milk)
 whipped cream or cool whip-- i make homemade with vanilla and sugar:)
 1 pint of strawberries- cut into 1/4  pieces. (sometimes I add raspberries too)

Preheat oven to 350. 
bake the cake in a 9x13 pan. 
once out of oven. poke holes and pour the S&C milk and almond milk over the cake. allow cake to cool. I usually keep it on the counter for an hr and then put it in the fridge. 
Make the whipped cream and put it on the cake. top it off with the berries! Easy, right.....and heaven!!!!

Last night, we also had two babies celebrating with us for the festivities.... Baby Kiyah (2 months) and Baby Inez (6 days old). So prec. 

Look at Inez's hair...so cute! Isn't it crazy how big Zakiyah looks compared to Inez. I love babies....so stinkin cute. It never gets old. They were precious.  I thought I would show you some Throwback pix from KO and I....... I met katherine when she was only going into her 11th grade year and now she is 25. crazy town. She is like a sister to me. We have stayed close while she was over seas for 5 years, through many life changes, and periods of growth. We worked together at two salons. She has been a auntie "tia" to my babies and another daughter to my ma-pa. We love you! 

This pix is taken in Duluth, the summer of 2009 with Katherine and Elizabeth (sisters). We went up to D town to stay with my college friends. I was pregnant with Zion here...found out right when I got back from this trip. ;)

  Chicago baby! We went on a youth trip to chicago. Katherine was home from YWAM for a few weeks and got to go...I think this is circa 2006! Love. so many mems on this one...

My Wedding....xoxoxo 08-07-2005 Katherine was serving us at the head table.... I am sitting with my sisters....Cara and Chels! 

This is 2005! I think this was taken at Chelcy Walkers high school grad! crazy!!!

Let the party weekend begin. I am a bridesmaid...Andy-officating....Zion-flowergirl and Zakiyah gets to be held and spoiled. more on the wknd on Sunday! loves. 

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