Tuesday, December 14, 2010

blessed: Christmas parties 3, 4, 5, 6

It's been a busy week, with lots and lots of celebrating!

# 3: Unboundary Cookie Swap (1st of our THREE traditions). I did the same cookies as last year...a great Augusta recipe. We call 'em "Iced Molly's", but the recipe is Mother's Butter Cookies with Easy Dip Icing. As whenever it was served to me at the Nalley's annual Christmas party down the street, I formed the cookies into a tree, looking similar to the photo on the right.

# 4: Unboundary Christmas Outing. In the past, we have made A Christmas Carol at the Alliance our outing. But, this year Cirque was in town, so our boss graciously took us. Dinner at 5 Seasons (yum!), and then to the show!

Under the Grand Chapiteau

#5: Hargather/Gettman/Swartz/Joyner Snazzy Christmas Dinner. These guys are Jamie's best friends from college (only missing the Wests' who are on the west coast!). Over the years, the wives have all become great friends as well. We decided to get together for a nice meal and dress up. It was such a fun night, and the food was amazing.

#6: Underwood Hills Roving Christmas Party. Last night, a group of about 10 young couples who live in our neighborhood took part in a progressive dinner of sorts. There were four host homes, including ours, and each had a theme (to avoid eating the same finger foods at each spot).

Our home was Christmas in Augusta (I've been looking for a good excuse to pull out all my Masters/Augusta National glasses, tumblers, plastic cups, etc. - thank you Aunt Wendy, for supplying most of them!!). I made pimento cheese & egg salad sandwiches, had cheese and olives out for snacking, and our friends the Nalley's made some delicious deviled eggs. We served Azaleas as our signature drink, and I "loosely" decorated with golf balls, and Masters paraphernalia.

forgot to take a "before", so here's MB and Lee after

After visiting Mexico, Augusta, Italy, and the North Pole, we considered the night quite a success. So grateful for such great people to call neighbors!

6 down, at least 5 more to go! What a blessed and busy season!


Kristin said...

So sad we missed last night! Hope y'all stayed warm. We are in the midst of a bathroom renovation that has to be done by next Tuesday (for Christmas guests), so we were busy tiling last night. Joy! :)