I love entertaining. The fun of planning a menu or picking stuff to make. Trying new things. Thinking outside the box. Having a real reason to clean the house. Wowing others with a) yummy food, b) a clean, fabulously holiday decorated house, and c) a time well spent fellowshipping with friends.
So, here we are, me trying to get caught up and you peeking into my little corner of the world. How about on to the pictures? Yea, good idea. Warning, these pictures are...flashless. I don't like using the flash whenever possible. And even when I should be, I don't. I need to work on that.
I tried to get all cool and set up my tripod on the counter. It didn't work out so well. But hey, you can see the spread. And from one end of the house to the other. Oh, and just ignore that goof with the remote. I need to learn how to be more sneaky with that...
George and Devon. So cute... George took the remote and had some fun with it.
Liz and myself. She's fun. She's in my Bible Study group (we consist of 1/2 the group). She's single, like me. So we commiserate a lot with each other. Or we just get together to enjoy a glass of wine and giddy girl talk.
Carrie and Katie. Carrie flew in all the way from Chicago for the party. Well that, and the fact that she's from California and it was Christmas break. And she missed her mommy. But I'm uber honored that she made a special trip to Turlock for my party.
Oh pretty fire...
Scott, not asleep yet, which is shocking. He's a good, fun guy! And he has an a-mazing voice.
Random. How 'bout that angle?
The catering crew even showed up! No, I didn't have the party catered. The one with the cheesy grin, you make recognize her as my favorite future sister-in-law, Colleen. The one sipping her hot buttered rum, that's my sis Paige. Poor things had to help mom with a catering job. I'm glad they where able to come over after though. Colleen, next year, ugly sweater party! At your place!
I ended up with about 75 candy canes. No joke. I wanted some to decorate with, therefore I ended up with a bulk pack. Then more showed up. I have about 30 left. Anyone want any? I use them stir my hot cocoa.
So concludes the party. Good time had by all. People are still talking about it (which makes me happy!). Obviously there are more pictures.
Hummm... Now I need to have a reason to have another party... Any ideas?