Friday, December 19, 2008

Book Club Christmas Party

Our Mother Daughter Bookclub is in our 5th year of meeting.  Once a month we get together with other homeschooling moms and their daughters at each others homes and discuss our book selection, play and chat.  It's been a wonderful addition to our lives here since we moved.  The girls love it and I've gotten to know several Moms I never would have known otherwise.  Definitely a blessing to our family.

Every year we have a Christmas party where the whole family is invited to attend.  We do different things year to year from cookie exchanges to an old fashioned Christmas gathering.  This year we met for a little mixture of old fashioned Christmas and regular ol party.  :)

Come join us!

The kids played outside, mainly soccer (what else? LOL) for awhile, then came in to chow down on some yummy food.  We had homemade mac and cheese, meatballs in the grape jelly/chili sauce mixture, spinach artichoke dip w/ fresh bread, veggie tray, fruit and cheese tray, pretzels hand dipped in chocolate w/ colored sprinkles (all feingold friendly :) ), homemade Christmas cookies, baklava and white chocolate covered pretzels.  YUM!  Everything was delicious and looked so festive.


Besides playing outside, we had popcorn and cranberries for the kids to string if they wanted to.  This was a first for many of them.  I think they enjoyed it.

Popping corn

The kids also either read a favorite Christmas story, played the piano or did both.  It's always fun to see what books they'll bring each year.  It's also fun to listen to them through the years on the piano as they all improve.

Acting out their story

Just because he's so cute and was everywhere at all times! LOL


It was a great evening spent with friends and family.  Thank you all who came and joined in the fun.  For those who weren't able to make it, we hope your families are well and we'll see you in the new year!

Merry Christmas!!!


Nikki said...

It looks so beautiful, festive, and fun! Merry Christmas, friend!

Jen Unsell said...

How fun Linda!!

I have to tell you that your home looks so festive! It reminds me of something out of a storybook. Especially from the front. Just beautiful! I have never seen a home likes yours in person. Wish we could see yours in person!