a little 'bout Carrie, Evan, Dallin, Thad and Nolan Gilstrap
Friday, February 11, 2011
Christmas Open House
This past December we hosted a Christmas open house. I probably had more fun planning and prep than the actual party (more on that later), but we really enjoyed opening up our home that first Friday in December.
We had a sugar cookie decorating station, brownies, and a hot chocolate bar. Now if only I hadn't been busy playing hostess to actually get pictures of our guests! We were glad the Eyres, McKunes, Madsens, and Stovall families could come.
Just before our last guests were to leave, Dallin vomitted. Big time. We all joked that no party was over until someone puked and our friends went home. Boy did that start the saga of December! Here is Dallin feeling sick.
Dallin was the first to get ill. About 2am, I began. Oh it was sooooo bad. I ended up in Urgent Care with an IV Saturday night and was completely unable to take care of my family for two days. Just thinking about it now makes me feel ill. Friends were so kind to help us. And nice to forgive us that we hosted the party to spread the disease throughout our ward :)
momma of cute Dallin (six years old), Thad (three years old), and Nolan (1 year old)...currently back at HP working part-time...married to Evan for EIGHT! years, loving the bay area.
Currently I am:
...planning: fall dinner party?
...just read: How to Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen
...shopping for: Halloween costumes
...feeling: ready for cold weather!
...listening to: The Mormon Channel & Political updates
...hoping for: a backyard