I had a Christmas Open House for our sweet church members, so I was finally able to take some pictures of my house. These are my decorations and pictures from the party.
It was lots of fun and I hope it was a first annual. My husband may not agree to that, though...I got a little singularly focused and a teensy bit stressed! :) BUT, after this year, I won't have to be finishing unpacking my boxes from moving in again the week before the party!! Thank goodness, that is done...well, besides the 2 boxes I hid in my closet for the party! heehee
And now I know...I really don't NEED to cook 387 cookies. That was a bit overkill.
|Wreath on Front door|
|Present topiary I made...thank you, pinterest!|
|My Christmas Story tree - It has 8 ornaments, each with a verse from Luke 2, which together tell the story of the birth of Jesus. My FAVORITE part of our decorations!|
|A close(r) up of a few of the ornaments|
|The whole table...this is in the foyer....It has the Bible open to Luke 2, our nativity scene, and the Christmas Story tree. Plus the garland with ornaments above the mirror.|
|Appliance garage corner|
|Then we just added touches of magnolia and berries in random places|
Thanks to my friend/our student pastor's wife, Lindsay, for helping me decorate cookies!! A great tutorial with recipes and step by step instructions is here on Laura's blog. I followed her instructions, and the cookies turned out great!! I also did presents, but I guess I didn't take a picture of them. Oops!
|Hot Chocolate Bar|
|Marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and crushed peppermint|
|The other "toppings" - candy canes, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, mini peppermint marshmallows, candy cane Hershey's kisses....|
|chocolate dipped spoons and M&M's|
|The coffee/water/hot chocolate table...and also more cookies...chocolate chip & sugar|
There it is! Now you can see what I've been up to and why I haven't blogged in so long!!