Last night we had our quarterly women's night out at church, our enrichment night. The theme we chose was "Christmas Traditions," and we had nine tables of eight, and each table was decorated with place settings from nine different women, and there were nativities set up by nine different women in the centers of the tables. Here they are...please ignore the butter, sour cream, bacon pieces, and barbecue sauce that we added to go with the traditional Texas barbecue. Here was my table first. My nativity person had not arrived yet when I snapped this shot. This was Cheryl's green china and Kim's monochromatic nativity.
This is Shauna's china, which she got at her wedding 21 years ago, and her nativity she got in Jerusalem.
This is Yvette's china with her hand-painted buckets and handmade placemats and napkins, created specifically for this event. Cindy's nativity looks perfect with it.
This is Alyssa's china and nativity set. I love the little mini nativity.
This china is Christine's and the reindeer place card holders had the cutest names like Rudolf and Santa in a really fun font. Her nativity hadn't arrived yet.
This is Dessie's table, china and nativity. The amazing thing here is she has 30 place settings of this Christmas china.
Looks like I somehow missed Wanda's table, which was stunning! Next is Sue's table, including her nativity. My sister Tracy's Christmas dishes look almost just like these. It was such a nice evening and the highlight was Kim and Desiree's vocal solos. Desiree sang at our last year's event and I told everyone that we've started a tradition with having her sing for us, and hope that both of them can continue this next year.
Wanda put this display together by the podium. This picture of the Savior belonged to Jenny and was so pretty in person.
Here's the best enrichment committee ever, working diligently to hand make the invitations we sent out to everyone. Their efforts paid off because we had an excellent turnout with 71 women in attendance. Part of the committee were in the kitchen working and part were in the dining room. It took us two meeting times, plus some extra time on the side by a couple of the women to make all of these gorgeous invitations, which were received with appreciation and sent with love. Jenny, Wanda, Lonna, Stephanie, and Diana are pictured here.
Jessica and her sister are busy tying bows here.
Finally, we have Toni and Jessica, embossing buddies.
Hats off to the Anderson Mill Ward Relief Society members who attended our special event! We all appreciated you showing up to partake of our creativity and hard work and planning. Stephanie, our former Enrichment Leader, got my vote for the night for the MVP. She came up with the original concept and menu and passed the torch on to the next new leader, Wanda, and helped so much. She cooked all the brisket and Texas sheet cake, after arriving home from a business trip at 2 am early yesterday morning. But all in all, this entire team was so impressive. We had 100% attendance and cooperation at the last several meetings and I couldn't be more thankful for such amazing peers to serve with.