Friday, December 12, 2008

Generations Celebrating Together

We had the most beautiful party Thursday evening. Every year, we host a Christmas get together for our neighbors. We all look forward to it and our aim is to make it quick and simple. The announcements went out 2 weeks ago. We ask everyone to bring a plate of cookies to share, store bought or home made. There are no RSVP's, just show up if you can. A week night seems to work well during the holidays, because everyone is so busy on the weekends. On the announcements we have a start and end time. It's not too hard on me. I just have to supply my plate of cookies and the drinks (soda and coffee.) My husband and my mother helped decorate the house. It was lit up with candles and twinkly lights.

What a joy it was to see so many generations in my home. This year the ages ranged from 2 months to 90 years old and every decade in between. The men mostly gathered in the kitchen around the coffee maker. The women and babies took over the living room and the teenagers and kids gathered in the family room. Seperate, but all together.

The table was filled with sweet treats and our hearts were filled with the spirit of Christmas.


Ashley Griffin said...

of course you can borrow my post!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

Sounds like so much fun! The house looked beautiful too!

Cathy said...

How fun! Neighbors should get together more often!