First of all I would like to dedicate this blog to my friend Emilie who slaved away with me baking for six hours on Friday! You are awesome, girl! The open house was absolutely wonderful! We had 55 people come! It was a fun way to show our new home to our friends and celebrate the Holiday as well. The food was fun to make (tiring, but fun) We had little mice made of cherries, almond bark, hershey kisses and almonds (for ears), it was march of the penguins made of olives, cream cheese, and carrots (for feet and the beak), butter pecan bundt cake, red velvet cake (mini-muffins), oatmeal raisin spice cookies (with home made icing made with powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter), peanut butter cookies with M&M's, a vegetable tray, chips, candy, cheese cubes, and Christmas punch (made of sprite, cranberry juice, and red raspberry sherbet). I really enjoyed opening my home to everyone and even though I have always said when taking spiritual gifts tests that I am very sure God didn't gift me the gift of hospitality, tonight was exceptional! I think I could enjoy doing this many years from now. Thanks to all of you who came and celebrated this precious time in our lives. It was a memorable evening for our family. Enjoy the pics for all of you who could not attend and Merry Christmas (and thank you to one of my bestest Christy, for all of the bakeware-you are the BEST-I have a pic to give you props!)
PS Emilie the only thing we ran out of was punch at the end!