Sunday, December 9, 2007

A new Tradition

It's funny, even though your are considered an adult at 21 years...Ben and I don't really feel like grown up. We've been married now 4 years and have two little boys, both have been through school and work (or in my case use to work)...but we still feel like youngins. Last night though...I kinda felt old...okay not really, but I played a good part.
What did we do last night? Well, we had our first Christmas Party for Ben's office staff. We decided to have the party at our house. Ben did most of the cooking, and was his assistant. I made a nice little drink, ginger ale with cranberry juice garnished with cranberries, and some little quiche hor devours to get things rolling. Once at the table, we all opened our poppers/crackers, which supplied us with a little joke, paper crowns, and small was fun. For dinner we served spinach salad, beef tenderloin, king crab legs, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, pasta, bread, and a chocolate desert of sorts.
We ended things with a surprise visit from Jolly Ol' Saint Nicholas (Ben...I had made him a Santa Suit a couple of years ago), who passed out the presents. We gave all the ladies belgian waffle makers with a few recipes and their bonuses. (Ben has made the girls waffles with our iron on a few occasions at work per their request, and thought they would enjoy to have an iron of their own). I think that everyone was happy. They gave us a night on the town...a gift cert. to Brio (one of our favorite restaurant), movie tickets, and free babysitting. The also gave us the movie, "Blades of Glory" (we love Will Ferrel), and a book of popcorn recipes, since we do most of our dating at home once the kids have gone to bed...very thoughtful...we loved it!
I think for the most part we all had a good time, and it is definitely the first of many more staff Christmas Parties to come...a new traditions for us if you will. But to be honest, even though we have yet another adult responsibility...we still feel like a couple of young kids...I kinda hope that feeling lasts.


Nikki said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!! your table and tree looked beautiful!!!

Chatty Family said...

Wow Tara! Great job for your first "adult" event (heehee). Everything looks and sounded wonderful!

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Shelby said...

Tara! BEAUTIFUL table scape! Love it. I'm sure Ben made the perfect Santa. Your meal sounded YUMMY! It is ok not to feel "grown up." Age is just a number.

Your 3 men in a tub pic is so cute as well. Maxton is going to be such a lady's man with the big blue eyes of his. ;-)

Happy Holidays!!!

Emily said...

I second Shelby on the table scape. Wowee!

Nikole said...

Hi Tara!
I am trying not to be a lurker. :)
I totally understand what you mean by feeling young. I still think of myself as a college freshman or sophomore. Then, I look in the mirror after a not-so-often full night's sleep and I realize, those days are long gone. It is still fun to dream, though.

Jan Harris said...

Table looked beautiful and the menu sounded delicious! We miss you guys!

Dang, I wish I were in Cleveland still and then I could work for the best dentist EVER!

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