Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tis the Season

It's been a fun weekend. It started off with my company Holiday Party at a local hotel. It's a huge bash with over 2000 people. Last year, M and I ended up at a table with people we didn't know and it wasn't much fun. So, this year M and I hosted a pre-party in our hotel room -- that way, we could all go down stairs together and sit together. Our preparty was a hit, with about 20 people crammed into the room, drinking wine and eating the appetizers that we brought. It worked like a charm too. We were at a table with friends that M knows too and gets along with well. We had tasty wine. The food wasn't that great, but it's hard to serve that many people. After dinner, there were lots of things going on in the different ballrooms -- kareoke, casino room, two rooms with DJs and dancing, and a comedian. We spent most of the time in the casino room, gambling with chips that they gave us when we walked in the room. Just after midnight, M and I went to our room and I had a nice bath in the huge jacuzzi tub. We called for a wake-up call for 6:00, crashed into bed, and woke up way too soon to get home and get the boys to hockey practice. But it was totally worth it!
R and T stayed at home with our new favorite babysitter -- a good friend of Miss Ellie. We had sooo much fun at the party.

Here we are all dolled up

Yesterday while M was hunting (came up empty again) R went to a birthday party and T and I worked in my craft room. I made Christmas cards while T did a craft that he'll give to R for Christmas.

We also went and Santa Clause 3 today. But before we did that, we needed to rent and watch Santa Clause, and Santa Clause 2. So we did that yesterday and this morning. Then, we surprised the boys by taking them to the newly released Santa Clause 3. It was a pretty funny flick. After that, we took the boys to get measured for their tuxes for the big wedding after Christmas. This afternoon, we had a photo session for the pics that will go in our Christmas cards. Here are the out-takes...


CaliforniaGrammy said...

Wow! You guys are having a blast! And your tree is so pretty, especially with those beautiful hand-painted ornaments. You both clean up great, too! Sounds like that was the perfect idea to be able to sit with your friends at the party.

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Oh - and the kids are crazy! Can't wait to see the "for real" pictures - in their beautiful sweaters!

v-party of five said...

Hey.. Where did my comment go. My crazy computer. I finally had a chance to sit for a minute and comment and then there was a glitch and it disappeared. (I'll recreate it).

Wowee you two look snazzy. I love the boys in their sweaters. They look darling! I'm way behind on the Christmas cards.. perhaps they will be epiphany cards.

I'm glad you had a fun time at the party. That definitely sounds like the way to do it.

Love you all. I know that everything is probably crazy with the upcoming wedding. Can't wait to hear about it.