Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with our neighbors and my friend Amaya and her mother. We were so blessed to share a chilly, but sunny day together. Delicious food and wonderful company. We are so blessed everyday but it was wonderful to share the specific holiday with them.
Here we are in the kitchen after clean-up.
Last year Daniel and I attended a fancy fundraiser dinner at NPS and this year we were invited back. This time under different circumstances. Last year at the beginning of the evening the school's president spoke and then a tenor sang the National Anthem. After the evening was over, some weeks later, Daniel emailed the coordinators and told them I was available to sing this year if they needed it. Well, lo and behold, they emailed Daniel a few months ago and asked if I was still available to sing. Of course I accepted and we were invited to the ball again. Woohoo! It is super fancy evening with beautiful decorations and a great live band playing music all night.
I sang the anthem in the beginning and felt okay about it despite my nerves causing me to start a little higher than planned, but I had taken that into consideration and was practicing it in a lower key. I was glad I sang early on because the rest of the evening was a breeze just chatting with the donors at the table and dancing with Daniel. It was so much fun!
The students and their guests were supposed to line up in the entry as the donors walked into the hall. The entry was lined with all the flags of nations that have sent students to attend the school. Great time of greeting and ushering in the evening
Several rooms were decorated, not just the ballroom. We took a few snaps in the chapel with the pretty trees set-up.
One of my favorite parts of the night was sporting my fur. It was a gift from Daniel's grandmother. She gave me two furs several years ago and I have just been waiting for the right time to wear them. I think she originally thought they would be worn in some stage appearance. Well, I felt like I should be on stage in this thing. It was lovely as a little cape over my dress. Just perfect for the chilly night.
Thank you so much for the furs Grandma Scherer. I can't wait to wear them again!
We had a wonderful evening. I wish we could be here next year for it again. Enchanting evening with my handsome Marine, I couldn't ask for more!
A few weeks ago Violet and I flew back to Maryland for a visit with family. We stayed several days at my parent's home and Sarah and Andrew came up to visit while we were there. Violet and I visited Lauren and Kris at work the first full day in Maryland and that was a real treat.
Vi enjoyed the snuggles.