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Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's A Merry Life.

Friday night we hosted a Holiday party with friends. {No kids!} We ate and drank and were very merry.

We shared stories and laughter, old friends were able to meet new friends. It was a happy, bubbling place with sparkling candlelight, fresh mistletoe {from my friends at B&J Trees} and a chocolate fountain.

Everyone brought an appetizer to share and a toy to donate, so we complimented one another's dips and hors d'oeuvres and Saturday morning J and I bagged up the Toys for Tots.

Friday-day had been chaotically busy as I balanced {not so successfully, mind you} getting ready for this shin-dig and being a mom. In the end, not one said a word about the couple Fruit Loops miscellaneously found on the kitchen floor.

I love having friends over, I love sitting and chatting and sharing life together. Hearing a story without interruption. I am pretty sure we all laughed until our cheeks hurt.

I love that there can be four different conversations happening and then all of a sudden they combine and it's one.
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The husbands played Wii {and ate quite a bit of chocolate!} and laughed at us ladies.

I wanted to invite everyone we know. {J drew the line on that. I don't blame him.} Instead we had about 20 that made it.

There's something about a house full of people. Walking into one another rounding the island in the kitchen. Laughing, oh the laughing, about everything and nothing.

If only we could do it every week.

May we always have people to fill our house with. May we always have things to laugh about. May we always know how blessed we are.

2 Comments:

Anonymous dadio said...

nice nice party, you all look so happy.

Dadio

December 20, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

It WAS a terrific night Samara! Thanks again to you and Jeff!

December 20, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

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