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A few weeks ago Kachet, Melinda and I had our first annual holiday gift exchange! We had been dying to get together for quite some time now! We were so thankful when all of our crazy schedules finally aligned! The last time we had all been together was our SF trip earlier this summer! You can see all of the fun here. Kachet had the wonderful idea of meeting at the new Starbucks Reserve Bar in Sacramento. I was so excited to go and experience the Reserve Bar!
Have you ever been to a Starbucks Reserve Bar? Let me tell you, it is not like ordering your normal latte! It is so much more! I really look forward to taking Ben back in a few weeks. For those of you that are not familiar: “Inspired by the Seattle Reserve Roastery, a visit to a Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar is an exploration of rare, small-lot coffees from around the world and immersive brewing methods that bring out the unique, exquisite flavors of Starbucks Reserve® coffees.” – Starbucks News. Yep… amazingness! We tried a few incredible beverages that I wish I could have on the daily! The service was super fun too! You could sit at the bar or at a table either way, you were waited on. We chose a table since we were exchanging gifts and would be catching up on each others lives for a while.
So our time together is always a BLAST but this time was EXTRA special! Melinda had been waiting to see us in person to tell us that she is PREGNANT!!! Yes!! She is having baby number 3 and we could not be more thrilled for her! We spent our time just in awe of all that had been going on over the past few months and so excited for what is ahead!!
I love gifts! It is my love language and these girls give GREAT gifts! I could have a gift exchange every single weekend! Is that nuts or what?!!? Anyways, I love this time of year so much. Its just an extra excuse to spend quality time with those you love and appreciate so much as well as shower them with gifts!! I have one more gift exchange coming up with my bestie next week and I can’t wait!! Tis the season!! Thank you all for reading as always! It means so much to me!! Have an amazing rest of your week!
All Photos By: A s h l e y B a u m g a r t n e r