Right as I type my husband is flying a black hawk for the first time! He has been waiting for this moment since he was a little boy. Then at 18 he joined the military, at 21 he got eye surgery, at 23 he deployed, at 24 he began flight school and now at 25 he is finally flying a black hawk! I am overjoyed. He has worked so hard for this and I love being able to see his dreams come true. I am a very proud wifey.
I had a lovely weekend filled with friends and Christmas parties! ((I believe every weekend should be filled with Christmas parties, don't you?))
On Friday night the husband and I attended a christmas pajama/bonfire/s'mores party.. and it was delightful.
Then on Saturday we went to a favorite things party. I really struggled with what to include in my favorite things. There are so many little things in each day that I find lovely. In the end I went with..
We were able to buy our FIRST Christmas tree as a married couple.
Needless to say.. we were excited.
One might say a little TOO excited.
We quickly decided that because this was our first tree.. we wanted a big one! Did we measure the
tree? no. Did we measure our ceiling? nope. But we had found our tree!
One can guess what happened next.
When we got home we realized this lovely tree of ours was WAY to big for our home. It not only was touching the ceiling but it was also covering up my bar.
We then had to trim the trunk ((after going to lowes and buying a saw)), trim the top ((while I am IN the tree trying to hold it in place)), then moved the bar and placed the tree in the far back corner.
Thankfully it works. It is large. It is very out of place. It only has three ornaments. But I kind of love it that way...because it is our first tree :).
For the seating.. I decided banquet would be the best option. I love having all of my favorite people close by!
For the tablecloth I used Kraft paper and drew the place mats ((we have a limited supply of linens so this ended up being a great option!))
for the seating chart I put an envelope on each plate and it included a note telling each guest why I was thankful for them
The last item that was needed was mason jars. In my opinion.. mason jars are an important aspect of every get together ;)
Ok. Now for the festivities..
We spent the day hanging outside on rocking chairs.. in flannel
and watching the football game. ((we had a lot of football fans!))
After the game, we sat down for the best part of the day.. the food. the fellowship. and the wine.
then came the dessert ((Three pumpkin and one pecan pie.. yes please!!))
While eating.. some of the guests wrote what they were thankful for. My favorite list was from Logan.. he is two. ((My husband made it on the list!! I too would put Ben on my list, Logan. He is pretty great.))
I ended the day in my backyard. Surrounded by friends. Warming by a bonfire. With Apple Cider in my hand. Baby Cuddles. And a Thankful Heart.