party #1: the work party
The annual holiday party for Scott's company is always a date to look forward to. Picture this: a night away from the kids, all dressed up for anight in the city, seated in a ballroom of the Art Museum, roses and candlelight grace the tables, steak and salmon dinner, and Moonstruck chocolates to take home. Works for me!
You know what also works for me . . . a new dress. I was determined this year to find a *dress* -- not a skirt & top, nothing that required layering on the top or had me worrying about the length all night, something that could just *be* on it's and just be fabulous. I was very happy with what I found. My favorite part is the tulle peeking out the bottom. And here's the curly hair -- not exactly what I was imagining, but it works.
party #2: the "work" party
When Scott first asked Conner to join him in the crawlspace his response was, "it's too creepy down there." Payton's reaction: "That's awesome! I can't wait to go under the house!" This weekend we began (and mostly accomplished) checking things off our home inspection list. It's not too much: clean out the crawlspace, and the gutters with some minor repairs, etc. So things are moving forward. Although, a few days ago we (along with our realtor) were really thinking that the sale was going to fall apart on both sides. Friday morning we got the miraculous news that everything was going to be just fine. Phew!
Well, the boys ended up enjoying their adventure under the house very much and came back up bursting with excitement.
party #3: the ward Christmas party
The hit of the night: Santa and ham.
Check out the chunk in that kid's hand! And Anna wasn't going to be left out -- she pounded a sizable portion of ham as well. The kids were cute with Santa and spent plenty of time sharing their Christmas lists. Even Anna walked right up to him with arms reaching out -- good to see she's not a Santa-phobe.
I think that the Christmas season is officially in full-swing! All of our holiday parties are done, shopping is finished, cards are in the mail, and the tree is up! Now we just get to enjoy our family time, do some baking, ooo and ahhh over the Christmas lights, and count down the days.