Monday, December 12, 2011

Making Merry!!

We have had a busy weekend celebrating with some serious Christmas spirit! Here is my little doll in her colonial costume. Shelby went on Saturday to a wreath laying ceremony for our veteran soldiers. She is in the Children of the American Revolution which is a national organization that recognizes and celebrates the ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary war. Shelby is related to an ancestor on my MIL's side of the family. While Don had her out that afternoon, I was busy getting ready for a dinner party for some special friends.
The table was set and waiting for the guests and dinner delights.
There are 8 of us that get together across the year. Each year, we each take turns having the Christmas dinner. This year I knew that I was going to home so I took it on. Several weeks of planning, invites, decorations, baking, etc. it was finally here. We had a terrific time. Everyone was dressed very festive and came to laugh and enjoy each others company. It was a blast.
Here is my sweet hubby that was a perfect co-host. Helping to serve and keep the glasses filled!
Here are some other pictures of my home this Christmas.
My little bottle brush tree creation.
These are my sparkly birdhouses I made for the Christmas ornament swap I hosted. I invite you to go check out Natalea's post to see the rest of the creations. Her pictures of each ornament are wonderful!
Last weekend we went to Callaway Gardens to see Fantasy in Lights. It was so beautiful. It is a 5 mile loop in the woods with light displays timed to music. This is their rendition of the First Noel. I do hope that you are all finding the Christmas spirit and enjoying some family time together.
Well, it is that tine of year again. My 4 year blogging anniversary and my 300th post!! I will be back this week with a sweet giveaway to celebrate!



Cassie Shella said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful Christmas season! Love the sparkly bird houses - what a great idea. Have a Blessed week:)

kandeland said...

things are looking very festive at your place...glad you're and your sweet Don and Shelby are having fun! xo

Lesley UK said...

Your table looks amazing. Makes me wish I could have been there. Blessings