Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My kind of fun

Tonight we are having the Beehives (girls from our ward ages 12-13) here for dinner along with their mothers. We will go over "Personal Progress" since 2 new Beehives will be joining us tonight.

Dennis thinks I am stressing over this.
Do I feel stressed? No.
Do I act stressed? No, not in my world I don't.

Okay, I guess I am a little. But it goes with the territory.

Being he is a man, he does not get this. If he were trying to set tables and get food for 18 people tonight, yes, he would be stressed because he would not like to do this.

I love it.

I've figured out that anything I talk a lot about, he thinks I am venting from stress. In my world we women types talk much about what matters to us...not necessarily what we are stressed about. Right? Sweet man, he tries so hard to figure me out.

Men are so simple, and women are so complicated. I wonder why that is.

I loved raising sons.

I always have a goal of not buying anything to decorate. No fresh flowers, just things I have around the house. I did spend $4.00 on cups and napkins from Dollar World.

So I have had fun today going from room to room putting things together for the tables.

This is my family having a pre-view dinner last Sunday.
I like to practice on them.
Truthfully, I use it as an excuse to get together.

They really did act good. Just not for this picture.

Now I get to just look at it all until the girls and their Moms arrive, plus get the food ready :)

Young woman hold personal progress book

Personal Progress is a goal-setting program that helps a young woman develop a testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. A young woman can work on Personal Progress even if she is the only young woman in her ward or branch.

You can go here to learn more.


grandmapeg said...

I know you've spent hours getting ready for this and your room and tables look great! I always enjoy seeing your family around the table and their expressions! Have a great night!

darlene said...

So what are you serving for dinner? I couldn't tell from the picture.

Rebecca said...

I think this looks like fun too! Something men don't "get", and good luck with trying to explain to Dennis that when we women talk and talk and talk, it is because we like to talk and talk and talk, not so much because we are stressed, because I am still trying to explain this to John after 30 years!!!

Lisa said...

W-0-W!!! Nice Set up! So...by the time you read this you can tell us how it all went! I'm with Darlene..."What are you serving for dinner?" I wish I was a YW. I never grew up with YW in my life! It looks great and I thought your commentary about Dennis and Stressing was humorous! VERY COOL!

Ronnell said...

Your new window shutters look great Jill.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your tables look great. I just wish I could sample your cooking. You must be a great mentor.

Logan and Amy Heasley said...

I got to taste the dinner first hand and it was delicious! Everything was so perfect on the table. I would rather eat at your house any day, than to go out to a restaurant! Your food is awesome. And, yes, your blinds look beautiful. Thanks for experimenting with us for tonight's dinner, feel free to do that anytime.

Mom of 3 Boys said...

You are the coolest!!!!!
And Hurray for me...I get to raise 3 boys to be men...hopefully they will follow the trend and be simple....


nrozier said...

Oh my gosh, your new blinds, couches, and dining room table look FANTASTIC! The new blinds totally transformed the space. I cannot wait to see it in person.

Jill said...

How nice of you to say that Natalie. Come by anytime. I LOVE it when I open my door and there you are!!

Jill said...

Oh and to answer about what kind of food we had...
a potato bar with lots of toppings
Chinese chicken salad
kiwi and blood oranges (although I refuse to call them blood oranges.)
homemade pumpkin rolls by Anna
and little cream puffs

Dad and Susan said...

Very, very nice Jill. We both enjoyed all the banter, pictures, and info. You're awesome! Love, Dad and Susan

darlene said...

Wish I could have tasted that meal!