Weekend Recap {Mark's 30th Birthday}

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe it's Thanksgiving week?? I'm so excited! I feel like the holidays are finally upon us and I couldn't be happier. I LOVE decorating, drinking hot apple cider, Christmas shopping, wrapping, etc. This time of year is magical!

We had quite the busy weekend because we threw our first big shindig at the new house. We had a LOT of people here but it was a great time. My parents and Mark's mom got here Saturday afternoon to help me prep food and get the house decorated. I did some of the work on Friday but I was so happy to have them here to help. My mom is a great hostess and throws parties all the time, I'm learning :)

Mark's party was a lumberjack theme and we asked everyone to wear a plaid. It was so fun to have a theme that wasn't super demanding. I know most of the time people get irritated when they have to find a costume but almost everyone has a plaid :) For the food, we had a taco bar with pulled pork and carne asada tacos. People pitched in with 7-layer dip, rice & beans, guacamole, ceviche, and lots more. I LOVE Mexican food! We have so many leftovers... I think we overestimated a tad lol!

This weekend was just another reminder of how many wonderful people we have in our lives. Mark was surrounded with family and friends on his big day and so many people chipped in with food, drinks, setup, and cleanup. Some people even came in from out of town. I found myself getting a little teary-eyed when thinking about all these amazing people. THANK YOU for being such good friends. We love you and appreciate you more than you know!

I was terrible about taking pictures and barely have any of the decor, but hopefully you get the idea. Picture dump in 3, 2, 1...

picture via this Etsy shop

This is before all the food was set out but you get the idea :) Hi Lauren!

My MIL :)

Birthday boy

My madre 

My girls... missing a few!

On Sunday, we went to breakfast with our family and Katie and Breyen, who came in town for the party. It was sad to say goodbye since we don't get to see these friends all the time. Love you Canfields!

The rest of the day was spent relaxing at the house, watching football, playing games, and snacking on all the leftovers. We had a great weekend and I'm already sad that it's over. The good news is that we are heading home to Vegas in just a couple days! YAY! 

Have a wonderful week everyone!


  1. Looks like he had a great party. Love the lumberjack theme concept.

  2. I have to ask...what mascara do you use? You have lashes for days!