Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Celebrations

I look forward to Phil’s company party every year. I always have so much fun & this year was no different. It was at the Westin Oaks at the Galleria again this year. There was a band, some carolers, great dinner and dancing. We hosted the “preparty” for Phil’s lab at our house; it's always so much fun to see everyone all dressed up. I wore my new dress that Phil gave me for The Nutcracker; I just love it so much that I have worn it to every event this season. Between the bands sets, the company gives away door prizes & we havn’t won anything since 4 years ago, when we won a very nice engraved poker set, but we don’t play poker. But this year we won $100!!
Someone very handsome brought me these flowers at the beginning of the evening; what a nice date I had ;-)
Some of the food that I had at the "preparty". We didn't need more than a few snacks because we were going to get a large dinner at the Westin.
Here I was trying to get artsy with my camera & the punch bowl glasses.....I have a ways to go before I am considered a photographer. Kellyn, your punch recipe was a hit- it was gone before I could get a picture! Thank you!
Here are the carolers at the party. They were so great! I loved how well they got into character with their costumes. (Hey Lindsey, don't these look like the carolers you saw at the Dickens on the Strand?)
Us in front of one of the trees at the party.

For 3 weeks in a row we have had a theatrical production to go to: the Nutcracker, the Grinch, & our churches Christmas Pageant, “Celebration.” On October 16th, Phil stood in line for a couple hours while I was co-hosting a baby shower for tickets to Celebration. It was totally worth it- Thank you Phil! We invited my friend Beth & her husband over for dinner and then we all went to the show. We had a fabulous time; the show was purposeful & spectacular. The portrayal of Jesus’ life always makes me tear up. Houstonians, if you have been missing this Celebration, as our pastor says, “You need to get your head checked.” I highly recommend it next year, but if you didn’t get to go, the CD is on itunes- "All is Well: Songs of Celebration 2010" (No. 7 is my favorite! In fact, I'm listening to it right now). Thanks Beth & Erik for joining us!! We had a blastie-blast!

This was the only picture I got from the evening. You're just going to have to take my word for it: we had a great time!

xoxo Darby


Lindsey said...

yup.. they definitely do Darby. :) Looks like you have had a busy month. We had quite a few things as well... I went to the Nutcracker in DC last year. I wanted to go this year... but sadly there was no time... loved the pics though... :) see ya next year!!

Darby Hawley said...

Ys, it's been busy but very fun. I'm going to see the Nutcracker next weekend in Richmond with my sister and mom, so I get a double dose this year. I havn't seen it in years, so I think I'm trying to make up for lost time now ;-)

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