Sunday, December 7, 2008

All dressed up with somewhere to go

Last night was the Christmas party for Buddy's office. His company has offices in several of the major cities here, and they host one large party for everyone. It is always held at a local country club and it is our one night of the year to get fancy. (Unless of course someone gets married or something.). Last year's party I was 9 months pregnant and did not have as much fun.

There is always a time to mingle as everyone arrives. Then they serve dinner in the large ball room. This year's meal was a salad of spinach leaves and a dark almost purplish leaf (not sure what it is called) with mandarin oranges, pecans, crumbled feta cheese, and a vinaigrette style dressing. The main course was braised short ribs, au gratin potatoes and a vegetable medley. The dessert was sliced strawberries in a white creamy dressing, sitting in a paper-thin caramel flavored shell. (Sorry--but I don't know the official "food network" words for describing food.)

After dinner there is a band that plays instrumental jazz while we eat dessert, and then dance music for later. They always do a set of "beach music": The Drifters, Chairman of the Board, etc. They also do your typical party-dance-songs, as well as a few slower numbers.

We always have a fun time at this event. A big THANK YOU to my parents who came up to play with Quinn so Mommy and Daddy could go out.


Heather said...

Wow! I never get to go anywhere dressed up...I'm jealous! You look beautiful!

Diane Teague said...

Looking good there! Both of you. Christmas is such a festive time. I guess Quinn's grandparents had a great time with him. I can't wait to hear about his Christmas morning.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Sounds like a great evening! And I love that dress. I don't even remember the last time I put on a fancy dress!

Anonymous said...

Dad and I had the most fun getting to have Quinn all to ourselves (even if we couldn't get him to walk on Saturday night). It's great to be grandparents to that sweet baby boy.

Love ya


Kim said...

You look very nice. I am glad you had a great time.