From this shot, you can see the Poolton's and their family. We had such a great time. Let me fill you in on the details.
We were expecting Ryan's parents, Uncle Paul and Granny on Friday, as well as my sister Pam and her family on Friday. The Hewlett's made it here fine, but we got a sad call that Mr. Matthew was sick and that they were not going to be able to come on Friday and may not make it at all. Needless to say, we were all pretty upset about this. Especially since we had all been looking forward to seeing each other for a while, and my sister Pam had been a big help in all the planning of the party. So we all prayed and hoped that "Scooter", or Matthew as he is known to most, would make it. Those prayers were answered because on Saturday morning at 8 o'clock they were on their way to the big party.
I had made some of the dishes on the Thursday before the party, as I had to work on the Friday. We worked on the potatoes and turkeys on the Friday after I got home from work.
There was good conversation I am sure around that sizzling turkey. All the world's problems were solved I am sure!
We then set up all the beds for everyone to have their long winter's nap, as we had extra people staying over! It was great! Everyone in the same house! We all found a spot to sleep and I slept like a log on the couch.
The next day, as people started to leave, I must admit I was very sad. These weekends do go too fast! I couldn't believe all the preparation was over and everything was gone in a flash. I wish we could have a whole week together. Maybe that is an idea!! We will have to see.
We finished the weekend off with a special treat. On Sunday night, Ryan's parents, Granny and Ryan and I went to Martina McBride's Joy of Christmas concert. It was fabulous. A perfect way to end our holiday weekend together.
A note from your hosts:
Ryan and I both had a wonderful weekend. We want to thank everyone for travelling to our party and for every one's help. We are so happy that you are all our family! We love you all very much. Can't wait to see you all soon. P.S. Think of dates for the next party!