so by now yall have probably figured out that I have a really amazing real life BFF that also happens to be a adoptive momma + blogger! Jenna! thats a pretty rare find in our neck of the woods and I'm so very grateful for her. We compliment each other in many ways. for example, she crafts and I take the pictures. hah. but for real, you know when I told you about this book? it's all about living a better story. it's what Donald miller wrote this book about - what he learned in editing his life (for a movie). basically that his life was boring. it takes great INTENTION to live a good story.
sometimes you don't want to be creative, or go the extra mile or simply get out of your pjs (in this case, we didn't). but I promise every time I've made the effort to make a memory - I've never regretted it.
that's how this super fun NYE party came about. we wanted to do something really fun with our kids - something we wouldn't forget. something we could do year after year. and we did it! and i'm so proud. jenna is the crazy one who spent hours upon hours crafting, so you can check out here blog HERECOCOCOCOCOCO for all those details.
**i'm all about keeping the memories alive with fun traditions and ideas for the kids, check out my board on Pinterest here.
but I'll just show you our super fun night through pictures!
Jenna had little brown paper bags with an activity for each hour. this hour was "photoshoot". she got fun masks and beads at the dollar store. isn't her family hilarious?
my hubs ;)
as we were trying to wait out midnight....we played some games!
that was after of coarse a dance party, you tube watching, dinner, wine, coffee, decorating party hats, photo shoots and did I mention eating?
now THIS was the coolest thing. don't ask me how her little brain comes up with these things but she wanted to have a "balloon drop"
so after we watched the ball drop in New York and toasted our bubbly (and sparkling for the kids) we woke up camp + asher and her kids pulled the string for the balloons to fall!
I always get a tad emotional on new years eve. thinking back from the year + looking forward to the future!
alright, it's about time (haha) that you head over to jennas blog (link here) for some inspiration on your 2013 NYE party!
What are your favorite memory makers?