After all of the sadness, it's definitely time for a little Christmas cheer!!
First a couple of party pics that I had promised you...
By the time I started getting food on the table (buffet style),
I forgot to take pictures.
But I did get a few shots of the cookies that I baked....
Coconut macaroons, peanut blossoms, pecan pie bars, spritz,
ginger snaps, russian tea cakes, spritz, and iced lemon cookies.
The table was decorated in red with white snowflakes.
About a half hour before the party, Oakley came back from a run in the woods.
Oakley: "Ok, I'm ready for the party.... I finally smell good again!"
Why is it that after you give a dog a bath, he's not happy until he once again
The first activity was a farm tour.
Moonbeam welcomed everyone with his Mr. Ed impersonation.
The goats are always a favorite...
especially Dot, who was extra charming (begging for Ritz).
Following the farm tour we had a buffet dinner:
London Broil, Tequila Chicken, Shrimp cocktail
Pasta Salad, Fruit salad,
punch, mulled cider,
Vidalia onion/ Swiss cheese bake,
Fresh vegetable tray,
Homemade Guacamole, and other munchies were on the menu...
and of course Christmas Cookies!
Yesterday we spent a little time playing "dress up".
Chloe: "Hmmmm, so much to choose from...."
Me: "Oh, Chloe, you look so festive...
which is your favorite?"
Chloe: "I think I like this garland the best! It reminds me of hay."
Chloe: "Definitely not this elf hat....it makes me look like a unicorn!"
Daphne: "Is that you, Chloe?"
Sam: "I don't know, but...."
"I think this hat is a little too heavy for my head"
The rest of my afternoon was spent constructing a Christmas star for Hubbs.
He had told me over the weekend that he thought our old log cabin needed a star.
So, I got to work in the shop and made this...
Thanks, Jim and Kathy, for helping me get it hung in time to surprise Hubbs!!