Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Whirlwind Weekend!

The weekend was nonstop! I was completely exhausted Sunday evening but very thankful for the wonderful moments experienced with our friends.
Friday late morning began with a scrumptious Holiday Brunch hosted by two friends. I love my friend's home. Her taste is exquisite and every room is magical. There had to be over 100 ladies attending and it was good to see such beautiful faces and catch up as much as possible though I could not stay long. I was very good and did not eat much!
Friends from North Carolina came to our area to attend the Saturday's winter graduation ceremony. This darling family has two cute daughters. We ate a late lunch and then they all came to the farm. The girls wanted to ride Jessie! None of them have ever been close to horses so this was quite a new experience. Happy moments were had by all!
With only an hour before our evening party, I was in a rush! This party is the annual Cosmo Christmas gathering for a group of us girls that get together on a monthly basis at eachother's homes. Only at Christmas can the husband's attend! It was a blast. There was a lot of laughing and silliness which made for some great pics. I will only post the calm ones... we got home late and I cleaned stalls at 11 p.m...no kidding! No poopy stalls for my ponies!Saturday morning allowed for no slack. I had to pick up my altered dress for another party that evening, get some farm supplies, then get some special canned cat food for Rocky...thankfully the vet's office remained open a few more minutes! Rush rush rush! I had no time to travel back to the farm, so the good husband brought my long wool coat so that I could cover my farm jeans at the graduation ceremonies! An esteemed family member was the keynote speaker. He is a magnificent orator and probably one of the best around. Our friend from NC received a special nod from the President for his accomplishments which was really cool and much deserved. We left early so that I could complete the barn chores before getting ready for a very special party. Oh, and I helped the neighbor's friend get out of a ditch with my truck on the way home from graduation...it only took fifteen minutes to get the heavy chain and pull her out. Girl power!


The evening party is hosted by two friends and over 200 people attend. The home was gorgeous as always. I never tire of seeing the beautiful window treatments, furniture and of course, all the lovely Christmas decorations. All of the ladies looked spectacular in their cocktail dresses. I love seeing all of the different styles and tastes. And believe me, many look like models! We got to spend time with lots of friends and share in entertaining conversation but no silliness and no cameras at this party...the only funny thing was a man tripped down two steps and toppled a reindeer in the foyer causing a broken antler...uh oh!!!!

Sunday was not a day of rest, though we did sleep in. The town's Christmas Home Tour would be opened for a few hours. A close friend knew someone who owned a limo and a group of us were escorted in style! It was great, no hunting for a parking spot and breaking up the group in separate vehicles. This years home's were not as decorated as the year before, but we still had fun. Afterwards, the good husband and I met with some family to eat dinner. We got home around 8 p.m. I watered and fed the ponies, cats and dogs and finally got to relax! What a weekend!! I loved every minute but thankfully next weekend's agenda will not be as demanding. Now I can decorate for Christmas!


6 comments:

Country Whispers said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Busy but fun!

JC said...

You were BUSY ...
Sounds like you had FUN though ...

Leslie said...

What fun you had! You are blessed to have so many friends.

Steph said...

Geez Louise! You're one party animal!

dog trot farm said...

WOW! The girlfriends all look lovely, and the homes spectacular, and a limo too, WOW

Pony Girl said...

Wow, what a weekend! You are a girl on the go. I am impressed. Weekends like that are fun, but can be exhausting. Everyone looked so nice dressed up! :)