The weekend before Christmas, Kyle and I hosted our small group for a Christmas soiree' (I got a lot of teasing that I put that on the invitation ~ although in my defense, we so rarely get a chance to be fancy that I thought it would be a fun way to make the night special)
Everyone dressed up and looked beautiful and we all enjoyed the time to relax and just have fun. And we had a lot of fun! I was exhausted by the end of the night, but it was so worth it! It was fun to get dressed up, fun to let loose with dear friends and fun to enjoy an evening without our kids (we have 18 between us!).
We all agreed that this will need to become an annual event.
Rachel, me, Sheri, Linda, Amy and Kathy
having too much fun
Adam, Jeff, Rich, Zack, Kyle and Dan
I felt like it was the perfect number of people for our home - everyone was able to move and mingle and there were still spots for everyone to sit.
I had lots of appetizers in the dining room, drinks in the kitchen and desserts on the kitchen table.
It was fun and festive!
Amy and Linda
Sheri and me
There's a story there...
Kathy insisted we take couples pictures and I'm so glad that she did...
Jeff and Sheri
Adam and Amy
Rachel and Zack
Kyle and I
Rich and Linda
Dan and Kathy
Somehow we ended up huddled in the kitchen watching a Brazilian elevator hoax video (google it, it's so wrong but so hilarious!)
The whole scene just made me laugh
By the end of the night, I was permanently attached to the couch. I love these friends and am so very thankful that they are in our lives. We have a lot of fun together but we also explore and faith and are challenged by one another.
I look at these pictures and feel so very blessed.