Sunday, December 09, 2007

Valjs Christmas Bulbs 12-09-07

Want more Christmas bulbs?:) Here they are!! Hope you like them.This time I attached the bulb topper to each one individually.:) The shadow is just for the preview.Enjoy!! (Click on the preview for a closer view)

Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments on yesterdays Christmas bulbs..I am sooo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome!!!

Well...yesterday was a busy bee day because we had a surprise Birthday party for my sister.She turned the big "50".:) We had invited around sixty people and fourty five or so turned up.The party was at her house and she had no idea.hehe Her friend took her shopping while we rushed through decorating and setting up trays and trays of food..all kinds of small sandwiches and rolled sandwiches...cheese balls with crackers..chips and dip..veggie trays...relish trays..barbecued wings which her DH made while we were setting things up...we had to raise some of the trays up onto pans or big bowls to make room on her table for all of it..then there were about five or six trays that were on tables out on her deck ..and her house was already decorated for Christmas and she does a fantastic job on decorating.:) We put the huge cake and nuts ...mints ..and punch bowl on her Kitchen Island so you could get to it from both sides...and it looked soo cool.:) My Mom wanted to do the "over the hill theme" and the cake was also done in white with black decorations.LOL
My brother and his family from Florida drove up for the weekend..and Mom had invited my sisters best friend from college (they met in college and became best friends and have remained best friends even though they live states apart) :) And ..she and her husband flew in(from Chicago) for the party and then unknown to her friend..her own parents came up from Florida to surprise her along with my sister) Cool huh?:) We were all so excited to see how my sister would react when she saw her best friend..and she sure didn't disappoint us.hehe. She was saying hi and hugging everyone and I told Donna(her friend) to inch forward and when my sister saw her she just hugged and hugged her.:) My sisters inlaws and family she hadn't seen for a while were there ..all my kids were there ...and now..I am totally exhausted.LOL I also must say that my sisters friend that lives next door to them..made all of those trays of sandwiches for her.One that was especially cool..was a huge basket with a handle and huge checkered napkins ..when you unfolded the napkins to peer into the was loaded with small hoagie sandwiches.:) I was in charge of keeping up with making the punch...and keeping the bowl full.. that was a full time job...glad they liked the punch.LOL
Well..I need to get off of here and get breakfast in's late.:)

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    Mrs. Miles said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sister - it sounds like you all got together and gave her a big surprise - and a whole bunch of great memories. Thanks for sharing your story and your talents my friend!


    ConnyB said...

    Hi Val,

    sounds like a great party for your sister!! Happy birthday to her :)
    This is so nice of you to make a surprise party for her!
    Your Christmas bulbs are fantastic. WOW! Such a great work - thank you for sharing!
    Nothing new from me, I only wanted to visit you and give you a BIG HUG :)
    Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments, I always love to read your words. Excuse me for not being much around of lately, I try to update my blog as often as there is something to write, but there´s not much happening here LOL
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

    myscrapbook said...

    these bulbs are great. tfs

    Maria said...

    Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post!

    Trisha said...

    Sounds like you had a wonderful party :-) I'm glad the surprise worked for you! Thank you for the Christmas ornaments :-) Have a wonderful Christmas!

    jburkhart said...

    Glad your Sister had such a wonderful suprise bday party! Wow that you got it all together so fast - sounded beautiful and yummy, too!
    Your Christmas bulbs are gorgeous! Keep up the great designing!
    P.S. Yes, the prime rib was delicious and even had german chocolate cake to end the evening, too! DH and I will have to go back to that restaurant for sure!