Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Mountain Christmas

Tonight our family went to Ridgehaven for their first Mountain Christmas Evening. It was such a great event! I must say, this was the start of a very beautiful thing. I hope they do this each year. What an evening!
There was music by many talented folks, mostly young:
There was delectable food -- a seven course meal. Adam (who set all the tables himself) said there were nine pieces of silverware per place setting.
There were festive displays of holiday fun. There's Adam, instructing his wait staff at the far end. He was in charge of the dining room.

The menu for the evening. It was truly a full, relaxing, satisfying evening. I particularly like the "Intermezzo," during which a touch of lime sherbet was served to cleanse the palate.  Hmm. I think they misspelled that word, and put "pallet" on the menu. Must fix that for next year.
Some of my favorite people came, like my precious parents:
We sat with some dear neighbors for the evening.
One neighbor lent his antique oil lamps, one for each table.
I caught Julia in a pensive moment.
And Anna caught me too, sitting near the piano.
The children sat still to listen to Miss Barbara read "The Three Trees."
She did a beautiful job.
To end the evening with a chuckle, we got to hear a silly song from two elves. Oh my! The green tights!
And Santa made an appearance too, of course! Nice suit!
Many thanks to Ridgehaven for such a great time. These were neighbors and church family, enjoying a celebration of Jesus's birth, and "kicking off the season," as it were.

1 comment:

  1. What a delightful evening although there are some things spell check simply cannot catch -smile-.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours; God's blessings upon the work of your hands and heart.
    Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm, VA

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