1.1.11

1.01.2011

Lauren and I have been concocting this dinner-date for months and the long awaited reunion finally came tonight! 
We met up at her simply adorable abode. (Good golly, her place couldn't be more charming!) The smell of buttery-lemon shrimp and cheesy french bread filled the air (see recipe here), but I'm still not sure whether my mouth was salivating from that rich aroma or the sight of her enviable vintage camera collection...Around the corner, we met the dainty Sierra and her hubby, Ty, looking dapper in his three-piece suit. 
After a scrumptious meal, everyone got to know each other a little better in a most unique of ways. Cranium's Whoonu. The game literally had me proclaiming "Who Knew?!" on multiple occasions throughout the night.
Ty LOVES bookstores.
Sierra HATES public swimming pools.
Lauren LOVES bunnies even more than she likes to dress up.
Ted HATES black licorice, and ranks working out high.
Marcus LOVES the Olympics.
I LOVE musicals quite a bit more than shopping.
While snapping some candids 
I captured this one of Ty:
Does his face not look like a cardboard cut-out 
or a JibJab man??? 
It basically had us all in tears. Hahaha I'm dying again, just remembering the shock that it instilled as the camera was passed around the room! 
Shout out to Ty for allowing us all a hardy laugh!

Turns out it's really fun to have friends who are married, so you can double (or triple date.) Oh I can't wait to move back <3

I couldn't think of a better way to start off the new year than with good food, entertaining friends, finely dresses companions, and stories of scorpions falling from ceilings into peculiar places... 

21 comments

Chloe said...

I love how you posted this at 11:11 (: it's truly superb 1/1/11 11:11pm

Cambriaaaa said...

Gotta love married friends!!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

looks so fun.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh my gosh, looks so much like a jib jab man!!!!!!!

Lindsey N. said...

This looks like it was a wonderful time. Now I want to have a fabulous dinner party!

Lindsey Soup

Kari said...

Hello there!

I just found your blog, and I'm in love! I just really like the way you think and write. I see that you're living in the snowglobe of Rexburg--my husband and I just got done spending 4 1/2 years there. You know what's funny? We always talked about how we couldn't wait to get outta Rexburg, and guess what? Now we miss it. We're silly.

ashley in wonderland said...

kari-thanks so much and welcome to the blog. i can't believe your missing the 'burg! haha its seriously way too cold for me

Salt City Style said...

holy bananas that picture is funny! i love it. :)
and i'm crazy about your outfit in that top picture!

amylou said...

fun! I love cranium games!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What an adorable blog you have! I found you through the lovely Lauren's blog over at Busy Bee Lauren...loved all your dinner party pics too!

Liesl :)

ashley in wonderland said...

Liesl! my sister's name is Leisel, crazy! we never find people with her name :) welcome to the blog

anna p of just me. said...

how fun! you guys seem awesome.

Ashley Fastle said...

best. game.ever

Audrey said...

Cranium is the funnest! And Hello, I'm here in winter-freeze-my-body-numb-land too!

P.S. I completely agree that having married buddies to hang out with is the bomb.

HanneeNz said...

Just stumbled across your blog after reading Busy Bee Laurens. I love your blog! And this post is super cute, I always dream of having a dinner party & games night but have to wait until I have my own place I think =) Loving the cardboard cut out face pic, too spooky, and very funny. Happy New Year!

angela hardison said...

you are all so cute - what a fun little dinner party.

S said...

That sounds like such a fun game!
All of you are truly adorable, love the outfits :)

ashley in wonderland said...

welcome newcomers! so glad you could stop by. do come again dearies :)
hey audrey! it's freezing tonight, no?

HanneeNz said...

Just stumbled across your blog after reading Busy Bee Laurens. I love your blog! And this post is super cute, I always dream of having a dinner party & games night but have to wait until I have my own place I think =) Loving the cardboard cut out face pic, too spooky, and very funny. Happy New Year!

Audrey said...

Cranium is the funnest! And Hello, I'm here in winter-freeze-my-body-numb-land too!

P.S. I completely agree that having married buddies to hang out with is the bomb.

anna p of just me. said...

how fun! you guys seem awesome.

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