Monday, December 16, 2013

A Raleigh Christmas Party

We had a short but fun weekend full of Christmas cheer. I worked Friday night shift, got home Saturday morning and napped while the Chef cleaned the house for our first Raleigh Christmas party. 

We decided to keep things simple with cookies and cocktails since I worked the night before. I love baking and baked a variety of Christmas cookies that I had not tried before and thought they all turned out well: chewy peppermint mocha, ginger snaps, chewy lemon, chocolate crinkle, my mom's candy canes, and Pfeppernusse cookies from Trader Joe's. 

We were so thankful for everyone who came to spend the evening with us. 

We love hosting parties and were so glad that everyone had a good time because we will definitely be having more. 

I'm so thankful for all of the friends we've made during our first year and a half of living here. 

We absolutely love living in Raleigh, and it's all because of the people who we share life with here. 

And now I only have three more shifts before a Christmas vacation of nine days off! 

Linking up with Sami and LeeAnn


  1. We had the best time at your party! You guys did such a great job, and we had a blast! We are thankful you are here in Raleigh; what sweet, fun, and wonderful friends you are!! Can't wait to continue to make memories together!!

  2. What a wonderful party!! Glad you were able to have a great time with friends. And yay for almost being on Christmas vacation!

  3. Those desserts look amazing! And I am so in love with that bow dress!! It's good you have nine days off - I couldn't get it to be that way in my schedule, I got stuck working Christmas day! Boo!