Donuts in progress – my mother-in-law, Elise, Sarah, Traci, and Christine began shortly after breakfast and worked all morning to make the donuts fresh for our party. They were great – the ladies, I mean – they came, tied on an aprons, and took orders. Christine coined a new word – “Apronified” to mean, “apron on and ready to work!” Christine fried donuts on the back porch for 3 1/2 hours earning her the title of the “Ultimate Donut Fyer” (next time we will get her TWO friers to cut her time in half!)
Meanwhile, Traci and Sarah decorated…ahh, it was such a delight to delegate this task to two such competent ladies! They transformed our humble little screen porch into a welcoming entry way, complete with a drink station, game table, donut table, and Welcome sign. Everything was just how I had imagined it (but never would have had time to set up all on my own!). My mom contributed three huge bouquets that graced rooms and tables indoors.
It was a lovely evening, and we thank everyone who came, danced, helped us eat gallons of chili and dozens of donuts, brought gifts, and sang praise songs around the campfire, despite the chill in the air. It was a lovely way to ‘christen’ our new house, it feels more homey than ever now that we have filled it with friends.
And to those who couldn’t make it – don’t worry, we had so much fun, we hope to do it all again some day!!!