it really is the coolest space with all the exposed brick, high ceilings, and open space downstairs..
so when trenton mentioned that he wanted to host a dinner party, it was really exciting.
taryn and i helped with the decorating and party planning (we've planned a couple events before - always so fun!) and trenton really did an amazing job bringing everything to fruition. his place cleaned up suuuuper nicely and it was great to get everyone together to celebrate with a meal before christmas.
before we ate, trenton stood up and gave a really sweet toast (i'll admit, i almost teared up a little!) reflecting on the year that we've all had and the various struggles that we've had to go through. one of the reasons that i think this is such a great time of year is being able to sit back for a second and see how far we've come. so it was great to recognize that with friends and acquaintances and kind of quietly celebrate the fact that a new year is almost upon us.
after dinner, we sipped coffee and ate dessert, then moved up into the warm loft to play a few rounds of charades. so much laughter that my stomach hurt.
when we left i told trenton i can't wait for his next event... (hint hint, wink wink, trenton!) :)
thanks for a lovely evening.