Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Relief Society Dinner

Today was my decorating deadline, and we made it. With green walls, it's pretty easy to just add a little red and be done. The outside lights are up, the tree is decorated, and the table was festive. I was rushing to take this as everyone was arriving, so it's not quite focused, but it was pretty. I should have taken a photo of poor disappointed Ainsley, who asked when she would be in the Relief Society so she could come to the party.

Usually we meet at the church for an annual Christmas dinner, but this year it was hosted in various homes. As a hostess, it was a lot of work—in addition to cleaning my house I fixed the main meal (honey baked ham, au gratin potatoes, garlic beans and hot rolls)—but it was worth it. It's nice to have my home decorated and clean already. The house assignments were random, which was a great way to mix things up and get to know sisters I didn't know as well in a more intimate setting. After dinner, we all met at the ward for dessert, carols, an awesome slideshow and visiting.

The best part is that I returned home to find all the kids in bed, the food put away and the dishes done (by hand, even, since I used my china, crystal and silver):

I really do have the best husband ever.

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