Tuesday, January 03, 2012

do: ringing it in.

i'm usually a little skeptical when it comes to new year's celebrations (over-hyped, under-delivered), but this year i was just as excited about getting all dolled up as i was for the night ahead, so i was having a blast before we even left the house! 
we started the evening with hors d'oeuvres and prosecco at joseph and joey's place and eventually took a trolley downtown to the des moines social club. they throw a party every year and each time the vibe is a little bit different. this year (because of the caucus craze) they had an all-american theme.
thanks for helping me decide what to wear! B was the overwhelming winner and i felt great in it. plus, we had amazing weather that night--bare legs on new year's! bare legs!!! and don't worry, A-supporters, hopefully there will be a good excuse to wear that soon!
 doesn't mr.a look dapper? i wish i could dress him every day. 
(just kidding, he totally picked that out himself. if i'd dressed him there would have been a bow-tie involved. wink!)
lately ivanka has been showing up unannounced, but no one speaks russian so we can't ask her to leave. 
 i left my "real" camera at home so grainy iPhone pictures are the only evidence we have of the rest of the night.

we danced, hit up the photo booth and shared smooches as the clock struck 12 and hundreds of balloons fell from the ceiling. we had so much fun celebrating the new year. then again, when our friends are all together, we always have fun!
happy new year to you!


  1. Your kissing pic is adorable. But I'm cracking up at the couple posing in the background. Weren't you just holding your phone out for a self portrait? But they thought you were snapping them?? (I hope she's not reading this...delete if so! :)

  2. haha, they are friends of ours--that's topher, joseph's younger brother and his lady friend. they're in the photo booth picture with us, too!

  3. sorry i'm going to have to charge you for usage of my balloon photo..... ;)


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