A Quadruple Date Night

Last Saturday we had a quadruple date night! A bunch of us got together at our house and everyone brought something to share — Dan and I did all the veggies and Brazilian Lemonade, Evan and Monica brought some awesome fish from Evans last voyage, Dany and Ev brought an amazing apple pie and Shanny and Justin brought a tasty salad. It’s so much fun having last minute get-togethers, especially when everyone chips in. After dinner we played some glow-in-the-dark bocci ball and then drove up to the Long Beach Laugh Factory. The ticket seller noticed that Justin was a Navy Pilot, so they bumped our group up to the front row…where the comedians proceeded to rag on us all night. Awww the perks of having a military I.D. Baaahaha. It was a hilarious, amazing evening.

Date Night

My Bridal Showers

Here are some pictures from my bridal showers last summer. Not one, not two but three showers! I am one lucky lady. The first one was an afternoon lunch with my friends — filled with funny games, beautiful handmade decorations and presents that would make you blush. I am so blessed to have such amazing gals in my life. Second was a neighborhood brunch with all the ladies from the hood, thrown by the lovely Susan and Tina. The fresh flowers were donated from gardens around the neighborhood and arraigned by the ladies and the famous Ernesto: King of Decor and Flowers. I have the best neighbors in the world. And the third shower was a wonderful family get-together hosted by my Aunt D with all of my Aunties, Mommala and cousins. I love you all so much. Thanks for all the love and support.

Bridal Shower

Dreaming of Summer Parties

I can’t wait for summer to come! We recently had a really hot week here in California and it brought back memories of summer. Here are some pictures of a June party we threw for Danny’s birthday a few years ago. We had it on the empty lot we bought (which is any day now being approve for construction yay). I just love getting together with friends, grilling burgers, eating cupcakes and drinking some cold lemonade. I can’t wait to have one of these parties in our new backyard at the La Perle house — a nice BBQ under our cafe lights and bare feet on our new grass! Dear summer please get here soon.

summer parties

New Years Eve

 A New Years Kiss with my Hubby.


 Mon and I found a Polaroid camera.

Hornsby’s Cider. Yum.
Feeling very blessed to have such amazing friends and family. Life is good. Cheers to a New Year and all the adventures that await!

Mug Exchange Party

Have you ever been to a Mug Exchange Party? What a genius idea, right?  Our friend Marissa invited us to one last week and it was hilarious! Instead of bringing the traditional “white elephant gift”, everyone brings a wrapped mug. You can bring the ugliest mug, the funniest mug, or one that you know everyone will fight over. You can pick from the unopened pile or steal someones that you like up to 3 times. Things get heated when you want that mug! And after the exchange ended we filled them with hot cocoa, cider and boozy concoctions.
Too much fun.

mug exchange
mug exchange

Photos By: A Bit of Bees Knees and my sweet friend Christine Ly