Dec 21, 2011


Our sorority party was on Saturday and it was a success.
We had a great group of girls here.

This is a picture of some of them. 

Before the party, we all worked hard getting things ready. 
Well, at least I did.

I am pretty sure the girls were supposed to be doing something else
besides yoga under the Christmas tree!!

My other critters also got bored with the whole cleaning and sprucing agenda...

after #2 dismissed the yoga class, I got some work out of #1 in the dining room.
She got her first lesson in silver polishing. 
Thanks to the movie "The Help",  it is now a cool thing to do. 
Believe me, I took advantage of her interest to polish and started pulling out things that had not seen the light of day in years. 

Here is a little peak at some of our Christmas decorations around the house:

These little snowmen are a conversation piece. 
Everyone wants to know why one is in being punished. 

I moved this little guy around trying to find the perfect place for him. 
He ended up in a urn with some Christmas balls on top of him.
It looks like he is taking a bubble bath.

Our tree in the family room is decorated with all of my ornaments I have collected 
on trips, the kids ornaments they pick out yearly, ornaments from my relatives trees (that I may or may 
have decided to "borrow" from them when they were not looking)
 and many other sentimental things that aren't necessarily Christmas things. 
My grandfathers  red lantern is on the bottom left side in this picture. It is the lantern he used when he was a little boy.  My great grandmothers sifter is on the right side, half way up. She used it (so I am told) to make biscuits everyday. It is the one I use when a recipe calls for sifting. 
The other day we had to go get it off the tree to make cookies!!
I have plaster footprints from all of my pets I have had
and they also are hanging on the tree somewhere. 

It is also full of snowmen and Santas. 
They are my type of men. 

The foyer...

 opens up to the dining room...

and the tree in there is decorated with burlap ribbon, gold and crystal ornaments and 
a parchment paper banner. I love the contrast of the burlap and crystal. 
(My dining room is not photogenic!)

Looking from the other direction...

it is ready for the party. 
We served dinner buffet style from the dining room table. 

On the kitchen table, hor dourves were served...

Brittany attempted a Martha Stewart impression before anyone arrived.

My sweet girls before the party...

Can you believe how grown up #3 is!!!
When I first started blogging she was a little girl. :(

The outside of our house...

wears Christmas well.  

I have a snowman on our front porch with his very own tree...

it is decorated with snowflakes, mittens and hats.
It is cute,
this little pillow always steals the show.

Like I said,
#3's sorority party was great and 
we are ready for Christmas!!
Are you?


Since you have read this far,
let me add a prayer request:

My dad is having shoulder surgery tomorrow morning.
Please pray for him to have an easy recovery. 
It is so different since my mom is no longer here.
He is trying so hard to be independent and trying to convince us he will not need any help.
This is not the perfect timing for anyone to be having surgery and it is an added stress on us all.
I will be traveling back an forth and doing what I can. 



MCW said...

I want to visit! Love your house...and prayers for your dad! Merry Christmas!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Everything looks great! You're a very nice mommy to throw that party! I'll say a prayer for your dad. My best friend had neck surgery this morning. You're right. Not good timing for surgeries. :-(

Joyce said...

Your house looks beautiful as do your girls. Praying all goes well for your dad. My niece is having a bone marrow transplant tomorrow...she's in Chicago and we did get a very quick visit with her on Monday when we were in town for a weekend wedding. It is a very different Christmas for us this year. So much heartache yet I feel like we need to celebrate life.

Wishing you all the best in the new year!

Love Being A Nonny said...

WOW! I know the girls had a great time and I can only IMAGINE how much work you put into that party! Everything looked great!

Just prayed for your dad and will continue to do so. Please keep us posted.

Your card.......GREAT!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Your house looks so pretty and festive!! My thoughts and prayers for your Dad. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Carrie B said...

I love all your decorations. I have the same exact lamps that are on your side table.
When the picture of your three (georgous) girls came up I instantly, look how #3 has grown! Ha.
I will for sure keep your Dad in my thoughts and prayers!
Have a Wonderful Christmas ♥