Category Archives: party

open house 2016 ~ part three

Welcome back to the open house tour. If you would like to read the two previous posts, here are the links: open house 2016 ~ part one open house 2016 ~ part two We left off with only the addition left to see. The addition was built onto the house by the previous owner as […]

open house 2016 ~ part two

See part one of the open house tour in this post: open house 2016 ~ part one We will take up the tour in the kitchen. It’s the center of holiday activity! The doorway on the left side of the picture leads into the front hall. The kitchen was an enclosed back porch at one […]

open house 2016 ~ part one

Our annual Christmas open house was a lot of fun! We had a wonderful time, with some surprise visitors dropping in! Some drove for several hours to get here. Thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success…those who pitched in to help and those who came to visit. We are thankful for […]

birthday cupcakes

Today is DD’s eleventh birthday. We began by making cupcakes this morning before she left for school. She wants ice cream cone cupcakes for the sleepover with her friends this evening. I made cake batter using the directions on a white cake box mix, divided the batter into three parts, and colored the batter green, […]

home extension Christmas party

This evening we had a wonderful time at our annual Home Extension Christmas party. Everyone brought an appetizer or a dessert. Delicious! Before (and after!) dinner, touring the house to view the Christmas trees was at the top of everyone’s list. Then it was time for some sit down chat. Purse pew… 🙂 Two ladies […]

tiny pink hearts

My friend Mary and I hosted a baby shower for another friend, Wendy, this past Sunday afternoon. We like to have “open house” showers…no games…just visiting. Doors are open between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., come when you like, snack as you like. DH opened the afternoon with a devotion featuring Jacob and the fulfilled promises […]

dinner party, punch recipe

Last evening’s dinner party was wonderful. The menu included: crackers and cheese spread (I left out the chicken.) pear/walnut salad roast beef (Delicious! Got rave reviews.) boiled red potatoes carrots and parsnips stir-fried sugar snap peas with cherry tomatoes almond cake for dessert Three of the guests came at 7:00, and the others about 7:30, […]

home extension Christmas party

This evening my home extension group came over for our annual Christmas party. The weather was cold and cloudy all day. Around 4:00 p.m., we began to get a little sleet and some freezing rain. A few women had to cancel as they live out of town and didn’t want to risk the roads, but […]

a great party

We had a wonderful time at the open house. I have been too busy prior to it to post, but will spend some time tomorrow putting up pictures and talking about the prep. Here are a few pics from around the house today. Cookie Buddies – my friends Laurie, Bethany, and Gary kept the kitchen […]