house concert

What can I say?? It was a *wonderful* evening! We had so much fun and everyone seemed to enjoy the music and the accompanying Christmas cheer. After the concert, guests complimented the music with words like “comforting, relaxing, calming, soothing, delightful,” etc.

house concert

With 65 guests, we packed them in. They were sitting in the front hall and living room…

chairs even in the front hall

house concert

and in the dining room…

packed in the dining room, too

and up the staircase…

and up the staircase

The music was beautiful. Left to right: Nathan Clark George, Ross Sermons, and Mark Stofell.

house concert

You can listen to some of the music we heard on Nathan’s web site. A few of my favorites are “Remember O Thou Man,” “O Little One Sweet,” and “What If I Were in the Garden.”

And after the concert, yummy goodies. We served sausage balls, spicy cranberry meatballs, bacon wrapped dates, a veggie tray with beau monde dip, three cheese spread [I left out the chicken and mixed everything together except the tomatoes and parsley which I sprinkled on top] with crackers, fresh red grapes, a tray of cheese and meat picks with pickles and olives, Chex Mix, and four kinds of homemade truffles. We had hot spiced punch, cold punch and hot coffee. With temps below freezing, it was a good evening for something hot to drink. I prepared all the food, except the veggie tray, the day before. Worked out great! The meatballs were kept warm in a crock pot and the sausage balls and bacon wrapped dates were kept in covered dishes in a warm oven during the concert, so they were ready to go when it was time for refreshments. Very easy menu.

yummy goodies

everyone seems to gather in the kitchen to chat

After the concert, there was an opportunity to meet Nathan, purchase CDs, and even get an autograph if you were so inclined. 🙂

Nathan George

A lot of our guests stayed for an hour and a half after the concert, visiting and enjoying the goodies, as well as savoring the Christmas atmosphere.

post concert visiting

There were three babies at the concert. So sweet! Christmas and babies…two of my favorite things.

what a joy this baby is!

Thank you, Nathan, Mark and Ross for another wonderful evening of Christmas music! We so enjoyed it!

Today I’m relaxing. I think I’ll finish Christmas shopping (via the recliner and and maybe I’ll take a nap this afternoon. Sounds good! ~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Carolyn
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Looks like a beautiful, Christmas experience! Would loved to have been there!

  2. Posted December 11, 2009 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Seems like it was a wonderful event. Happy it was so successful.

  3. Mary
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I see some Christmas mice on the truffles 🙂 Looks like a wonderful time. Was thinking of you.

  4. ~~Rhonda
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Good eyes, Mary. Yes, those are Christmas mice. 🙂 Sure wish you could have been here!

  5. Posted December 12, 2009 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Rhonda, I am always in awe of you. I think I speak for everyone when I say ‘Bless you’ for being a part of our lives and sharing your talents and love with all of us.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Posted December 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful event! What a wonderful time you must have all had….! You are amazing!

  7. Frostclaw
    Posted January 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    It was really fun!

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