Friday, July 15, 2011

Welcome Home Aaron!

My husband was in the hospital for a week and a half down at USC. I won't go into details, I'll get him on here to share his story one of these days, but he is doing much better, and we want to thank our friends and family for your love, support, and prayers during these tough seasons. On to the fun part! So since he was isolated down in LA I decided to get our dear friends together for a welcome home party at our house. It was so fun!! Aaron and I felt overwhelmed with appreciation and joy that we are so blessed to have such amazing best friends.
While he was gone I got a little crafty and threw together this dessert bar in three days. I went with a black, white, and yellow theme, threw in some burlap and polka dots and there you go. I also made my first banner which was exciting for me because I usually order them on Etsy, so here's my new craft. Since I drove down and back from LA the day of to pick him up we had to keep dinner simple by ordering some Me-N-Eds pizza, and I made a mixed greens strawberry salad, and my sister made a Chinese Chicken Salad. (Thanks sis and mom for your last minute help.) Then for dessert I made Death by Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, S'mores, Oreos, and ordered Frosted Cakery's Lemon Cupcakes (Aaron's favorite), and Cookies and Cream. To drink we had lemonade, milk (to dip all the cookies), and iced lemon water.
We enjoyed our company so much and loved staying up late into the night chatting. Thank you, each of you for caring about my husband so much and for your encouragement along the way. God has placed each of you in our lives and we are so thankful he is in control and has amazing plans ahead of us. I'll let the pictures show all the fun we had with our beautiful friends.

The dessert bar

The Burlap sign

Frosted Cakery's deliciousness ( I made the toppers out of scrapbook paper)

Yummy S'mores

My first set of tissue balls over the drink counter

Mason jars with straws to drink out of

 Lemon and cookies and cream cupcakes

 John and Leo

Aaron and Carlo

 Leo and Melaney

 Sarah, me, Annie, Alese, Christina, Mom, sis, Carlo, Leo

 Leo, John, Aaron, Carlo

Paul, and Calli

Gia, me, Leo

 Blake, and Jason

 Me, and Sophie

love these girls!

 Me and Annie

Italia Rose

 Sarah and I 

 Welcome Home babe! I missed you so much!

Alese, me and sis peeking out

Me, Mel, Gia, and Italia (can you say "framer")

 Sophie, Christina, Me, and Annie

 Sarah and Annie

 Sarah, Carlo, Michelle, Gia, and Italia

Sandwich (love that these two love him almost as much as I do)

Aaron and Alese

These two are always up to something

Finally a normal one. You'll be seeing more of this girl in the next two weeks because her wedding day is just around the corner. Love you Alese. Thank you for watching out for me during your last minute busy days.

The Girls

The Boys

Nina, Annie, and Christina

Sissy's Sophie and Nina

Aaron, Me, Annie, and Jason

Christina and Blake

Annie and Jason

John and Sophie 

Nina and John

Sissy's love her to pieces

Nina and I

"Me and my Buddy"

Loved our night full of hugs, laughs, yummy food, and great company!
Welcome back Aaron Waldrum life just isn't the same without you!


  1. What a sweet post and party. You did such a cute job! LOVE the mason jars and the burlap banner! Thankful Aaron is home.

  2. You're so funny! So Aaron was really sick...THEN WE HAD A PARTY! I love it. Glad he's ok and back home. Your place looked fantastic for the party!

  3. Thank you, both of you! So happy he's better, and was back to PARTY!

  4. Looks like a fun party. Glad your husband is back home and doing better. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your party decor.

  5. What an adorable party! {Love the colors!} I'll bet you made your husband feel so much better. Hope everything works out for him.

    Warmly, Michelle