Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Recap

Happy Monday! After the past few days of craziness, I am finally able to sit down, have a cup of coffee and post the pictures from the past week. I'll try to share only the good ones so you don't have to go through pages of them.

Tuesday was the Fall Bash that Bryan and I hosted in our home. Twenty people, including a baby, all squeezed in to eat gumbo and drink sangria. The appetizer table was jam-packed with delicious treats, and the vast amount of bread pudding and Dr. Ash's cream cheese-filled snicker doodle cookies made everyone forget about the chocolate chip pumpkin pie that I had made on the counter. That was quite fine with me, and was taken to the farm for Thanksgiving. Caramel pears were the gifts that I sent with everyone as they left, and they have all gotten rave reviews via text messages.

Thanksgiving Day was spent at the farm with my immediate family and a few friends. Normally there are around 30 people, but everyone decided to go out of town or do something out of the ordinary this year, so there wasn't the normal crew of folks. Em's best friend, Ashley, came since Arkansas is a lot closer to Texas than it is to Georgia. Nick and Nicole, who are from Michigan experienced their first Thanksgiving in Arkansas, too. I do not think that anyone left the table hungry.

Bryan, Nick, Nicole and I went to Stuttgart on Thanksgiving night so the boys would be able to duck hunt all weekend. Emily and Ashley came on Friday in time to watch the Arkansas vs. LSU game at Quacker Jack, the Lanier's duck club.

I will not bore you with all of the weekend's details, but we walked through the Wings Over the Prairie Festival, spent a small fortune at Mack's Prairie Wings and ate lots of yummy food. The best part was that the guys were able to have a really good hunt on Saturday morning. I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday, too! I'm off to decorate for Christmas!


  1. Looks like you through a fabulous party. I love the idea of caramel pears for the take home gift! Loving your outfits! xo

  2. Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!

  3. Your fall bash looks like fun! Glad you guys had a nice Thanksgiving too!

  4. Stuttgart! Sounds so funny for me to see a young lady, like you, using that word! Let me explain :-). We live in SC and EVERY year my husband and about six of his friends leave on Christmas night (not eve) and drive 14? Hours to Stuttgart! I always want to strangle Chris -bc he is also gone New Year's Eve/day as well. Now, having three kids-I am NOT looking forward do 'duck hunting fest 2011'-alone w. three kids-ha!! So, I had to share my thoughts on your post :-). Made me smile :)! Crossing fingers, Chris might not go this year!

  5. Loving that leopard shirt honey! Kori xoxo