Tonight was our Homeschooling Mom's Christmas Party. What a lot of fun with some quirky ladies! Sadly, I don't have any pictures to show you. We played some games, ate some yummy food, ate lots of desserts, brought gifts for a single mom and her children, and had a White Elephant gift game. I had a very successful white elephant game. By successful I mean that I got to steal two presents! And the one I ended up with is now my token Christmas decoration for the year. I stole a handmade Pennington treasure (much like Restoration Hardware!) It will probably be a collectible in a few years. It will be very easy to put decorations away this year!
The gift I brought was not as successful - in that nobody was fighting over it. Come to think of it, my dessert was not very successful either - hardly any was eaten. But I can't blame them. I tried my hand at Peanut Butter Fudge. Yes, even though my very honest daughter told me that only Grandma can make it right (which means mine is NOT right), and she was right again. When I got home from the party, I called my Mom, who is awake and ready to chat at 11 pm, and asked her, "Why is my peanut butter fudge dry and crumbly??" She promptly replied, "I don't know! I just made it today and mine is too gooey!" Finally we decided that I must be cooking it too fast and at too high of a temperature.
In spite of my personal un-successes, I thoroughly enjoyed these ladies. It is great fun to be with this amazing group of women. Each one is unique and beautiful. The only problem with these get-togethers is that there is never enough time to get to visit with everyone.
I hope that each one present had as much fun, as many laughs, and received as much love as I did!