How was your weekend?
Our's was super busy, and really great. We started off with a progressive neighborhood dinner. There were 6 couples, and the first stop was at our house, for cheese and drinks. We also did an ornament swap, where each couple gave out an ornament at their house... it was fun!
Before the party, I added some garland to the outside of our house, along with some lights! I Actually added some planters with little trees and cabbages, too, but I snapped the photos before that.
Here's what it looked like at night:
I got white pine garland this year, and it's really pretty. I love the way it drapes! It's what I used on the inside of our house, too.
Anyway, onto the dinner pics!
Here's a photo I snapped when people were arriving...
For the ornament exchange, I decided to paint my ornaments. I bought the cardboard/papery ones at Hobby Lobby that you paint yourself. They were brown to start with. Anyway, I painted them in all sort of matching color schemes, but each was different. I sealed them with water based polyurethane spray.
I was inspired by Rifle Paper Co's stationery. It's all so beautiful, and I love her color schemes.
Here's one of my paint trays after I finished (I thought it was pretty)
Here's a funny picture from one of our house stops:
:) The girls.
I also went to the Atlanta Ballet's version of The Nutcracker with all the girls in my mom's side of the family. It was so much fun! Christmasy events are the best.
The most exciting news of the weekend, was that WE GOT A DOG! His name is Max. He's one year old, and some sort of terrier mix from the Humane Society of Atlanta. We had been talking and thinking about getting a for about a year now, and decided to finally pull the trigger on Saturday. We're so glad we did, because he is such a sweetie, and brings so much happiness to our house already.
On the drive home from the Humane Society. i think he's smiling.
We laugh, because his fur is so so crazy. It looks like he has feathers on the top part of his head. Half chicken, half dog:
He had no problem settling right in, and getting comfy. :)
and, I know what you're thinking... Mika and him are "adjusting" to each other. They told us to take it slowly; to try and keep them separated for a while. As expected, Mika is keeping his distance naturally :) He's been hanging out upstairs mainly, and Max has been hanging out with us. Last night, we all hung out in our bedroom for a couple of hours. Max barked a lot at Mika, but poor Mika took it like a champ and hung out in the bedroom anyway. So, hopefully they'll learn to love each other in time. I hope eventually Mika enjoys having another pet at home with him, as a companion!
Last but not least, today is the last day to enter my Hello contest. Pleaseplease