First party at our new house!

7 Sep

Yesterday Travis and I had our housewarming party. It was a lot of fun. I had been kind of worried about it because it really is the first party I’ve ever thrown by myself. I have always either had my  mom helping me or other friends. But this one was just me (and Trav–but he didn’t help that much with the food…more on that in a little bit).

We were expecting about 30 people to show (a lot of our friends from church and my work couldn’t make it so it was a smaller crowd than we would’ve liked but it was still fun!. I was terrified of running out of food so of course I made too much. I was planning on getting up early so I could have my morning coffee, read the Bible, maybe have time to go on a run. But I got up at 9:30 instead so I booked it to the grocery store and started making the food by 11:00 (luckily I had cleaned the night before and the party didn’t start until 4:00).

I roped Travis into helping because I was feeling the time crunch (once again, unnecessarily anxious). He started working on the mini-cheesecakes while I started working on the veggie pizza. I put the crescent rolls into the oven and went to get the cream cheese out of the fridge so I could start on the dip for the pizza. There was no cream cheese in the fridge. “You used all of the cream cheese?” I accused Travis. “Wasn’t I supposed to?” Travis asked. “I said to only use 5. You used 7.” “You didn’t say that.” “Yes, I did. You just weren’t listening.” “Well, that may be true but I was trying to follow the recipe. I just got in a groove and dumped them all in there.”

Yes, all those things were said. No, they were not said in that way. We really yelled at each other and I threatened to disappear for the whole day and not only not make any food for the party, I wouldn’t even show up. “Your personality won’t let you do that,” Travis said. That pissed me off even more. I wish I could say that I reacted in a very loving, Christ-like manner but I didn’t. I just yelled at Travis to go to Target and buy me more cream cheese.

Since I had bought 7 tubs of cream cheese, Travis got the last 2 they had–we cleaned them out of the generic light cream cheese. But luckily, the mini-cheesecakes and the veggie pizza both turned out and the food was a hit.

The spread

The spread

The fruit

The fruit

The hors d'ouevres

The hors d'ouevres

Close-up of the mini cheesecakes

Close-up of the mini cheesecakes

The veggie pizza

The veggie pizza

The mexican dip, served with tortilla chips

The mexican dip, served with tortilla chips

Lil' Smokies

Lil Smokies

Our new little plant

Our new little plant

The napkins--so fitting huh!

The napkins--so fitting huh!

The outdoor seating

The outdoor seating

Me and Trav before the party

Me and Trav before the party

Another pic of me and Trav

Another pic of me and Trav

Trav and our camping buddies (his work friends)

Trav and our camping buddies (his work friends)

One Response to “First party at our new house!”

  1. adriana September 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    HI there!!! I found your blog on the nest and have found myself reading it every chance I get. What wonderful Grace the Lord give us and I feel it everytime I read your blog. May the Lord continue to bless you and your marriage!!!

    In Christ,
    Adriana

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