We packed 3 Christmas parties into the first weekend of Dec. I also had to teach a craft at our Ladies Fellowship that same weekend. Did I mention this was right in the middle of my jury duty?
We hosted a Bunco Party on Dec 6th. Jason's friends usually put it on and host it, but since the host was in the process of selling their homes we agreed to host it. It was a group of 10 and we had so much food, so much Bunco, and of course a crazy gift exchange. This year I won $20 for winning Bunco and I ended up with my own gift in the gift exchange. A Caribou mug and gift card! I'm just glad I didn't end up with the $10 worth of bananas gift. In way we did. When everyone left, we found two or three bunches of bananas hidden in our bed. We have lots of banana bread and chocolate banana muffins in our future!
On Dec 7th we had our Ladies Fellowship at Church and I taught the ladies how to make this craft:
That night we also had a Christmas Party with our youth group. We take them to go caroling and then we have a gift exchange and food after.
The next day, Dec 8th, we had our college and career Christmas Party. Same thing.. Caroling and a gift exchange with food. This time I ended up with a hot dog slicer in the shape of a dog....
This past weekend we got our Christmas tree! We go to a farm nearby and we get to take a little tractor ride to the forest and then we get to cut down the tree we pick out! The ladies warm up by the fire afterwards while the men get the tree bundled and strapped to the car. We then went out to eat with Jason's family to celebrate Becky's bday.
Now we are looking forward to Jason's sister and her family that are coming out from California! The Cooper's are a very fun/special family, we are excited to see them! We are also looking forward to seeing Phantom Of The Oprah this Christmas!!! My parents are also stopping by for a few days on their way to New Orleans.
This past Sunday we had our last Dinner for 6 for the fall/winter. We are looking fwd to that starting up again this winter/spring!
And beings that it's Friday and it's been a long week.. I can't wait to get home, get comfy, and to relax in front of the fireplace.