December 19, 2017

Tis the Season to be a hostess with the mostess

December has been a humdinger for this girl.
This year I'm just about partied out and it ain't over yet.

December 1st I co-hosted a big party/fundraiser with a good friend of mine.
Was it fun? For our 40+ guests it was a LOT of fun. For me, it was a lot of work. But, we raised some good $$ and that was the goal.
I'm the fundraising chair for our local Night To Shine; A prom for people with special needs (started by The Tim Tebow Foundation. I'm still working on collecting $$ as the prom isn't until February.


On December 8th we had our annual company Christmas party for our employees.  I was able to enjoy a bit more this party....less work for me this night. IT was fabulous that both of our girls were able to join us and the other 90 guests we had. This year we added a DJ to the mix of our 'play' casino games.
The Coach teaching our girls and Lindsay's friend how to play craps. This is good parenting, I swear. 

The familamdingdong


On December 16th we held our annual Christmas cocktail party at our house; this was a lot of fun, but again, the hostess was kinda pooped by the time the party started.  It takes a few weeks to get the house prepped for the party overnight guests (we had 6 guests stay). I think at 50, I'm starting to tire out more than I did a few years ago.

I'm never too tired to give my honey some sugar though.....when my children read this, they'll gag a little bit.

Even Santa knows our parties are not to be missed.....what a ladies man he is!

Some of us....

We had a total of 38 guests....Lindsay was able to come, but Lolo has to work every other weekend. (She will be here Christmas Eve-Squeee!) It was a lot of fun and again....some dancing ensued and I could hardly move my knees the next day because I wanted to Drop it Like IT'S hot and get Low, Low, Low, looooowwwwww. LOL!
Suzanne needs to slow her roll....

Can you believe that both of my (kinda) blonde daughters now have dark hair? Light hair, dark hair, no hair, they're the best of the best! It's kind of disgusting how much I love them. :)

Anyhoo.....I'm pretty proud that I've updated the blog a few times this month; go me!
A few more days till Christmas Eve when we have our big family dinner; I'm gonna try real hard not to wear myself out.

Best wishes to all of my seven  readers! Merry Christmas!


December 11, 2017

This, That and The Other Thing

1) This

A few days after Thanksgiving I finally picked up the wishbone from the countertop and handed one side to the Coach.
Me: Lets do this.
Him: ohhhh, I don't like this because it means one of us will lose.
Me: It's ok, one of us will be a winner too.
We pulled it apart and we both lost.
Go figure.
We're both losers. :)


2) That
I'm finally back in Monarch butterfly business.
Hurricane Erma did a number on my garden and the butterflies that inhabited our yard.
Slowly but surely, my numbers are growing and some mornings I feel like Snow white.....monarchs flying all around me in the garden. It's a beautiful thing.


3) The Other Thing

Do you ever have a moment where you forget to spell the simplest of words? I've written Believe many many times.....but after a full day of Christmas decorating, it was beyond my comprehension.
I had a big giggle at my mistake and called it quits for that day.

I hope you are getting though this holiday season with all your wits about you....but if you're like me, you're completely out of wits and you get by on charm. :)

December 02, 2017

The Thanks and The Giving

Well, it happened.
It's December once again. *Pats self on back for making it another year*

We had a lovely Thanksgiving. All the usual suspects were in attendance with the addition to a few new people who were 'orphaned' for the holiday. There's nothing I like more than feeding orphans.

My Aunt, Uncle and Cuz Patrick drove down from ATL for a few days; it's always a treat to spend time with them. 

Aunt Trisha and Uncle Jim (or AT and UJ as we call them) will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. WHAT A LOVELY UNION!!!

After dinner these three baristas were in the coffee area whipping up some frapaCappaChino something or other.....

Sometimes I get so excited to see my kids I just want to Nom nom nom on them.....

Thanksgiving morning Lolo strolled in at 5:30 from her shift the night before. She showered, went to sleep and woke up at 1:15 for our 2pm meal. She then got dressed again and left at 4:15 for her next shift. We were so happy to have even a few hours with her on Thanksgiving.
We had about 12 minutes in between our meal and her leaving to take a family pic for the Christmas card. Is it perfect and up to my standards? No, but I'm lowering my standards these days. Having all four of us together at once is a feat in itself.

Growing up, I could never imagine having the Popo at our house on a holiday and someone NOT going to jail. I've come full circle. :)

The Coach got some baby time.... Gosh do babies love him.

I wish I could update the blog more, but I've been a busy bee with some charity work and we have 2 parties that we're hosting this month. December is upon us and I'm rolling with it as best I can. I've got almost all the decorations up and I might shop for my people at some point.....
I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving.