Monday, December 21

2nd Annual Barn Tree Trimmin'

On the Saturday before Christmas, the Callahans throw a party!
We have planted a itty bitty 'fat albert' spruce next to the old barn.

We invite tons of friends and family to come, eat lots of food, hang out around a cozy fire, and all the children decorate our baby spruce.

This years menu:

PB&Js and grapes for littlest partygoers
White Chili
Italian Chicken Noodle Soup
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
tons, and tons of incredible breads
Apple Cider
Hot Cocoa Supreme
and the ever classic S'mores

It was a super cold night but everyone was bundled up and there was lots of cuddling while sitting on hay bails around the firepit.
With 100+ guests... our firepit will definitely be enlarged for next year.

This is little miss Ali, the cuteness that abounded on the farm Saturday was almost too much for me to stand.  Is there anything more precious than children bundled in mittens and hats, rosey cheeks and all?!

We are so very blessed with family, wonderful friends and neighbors.  Truly, I just can not explain the happiness it is to gather like this, crackling fire, children running amuck in absolute joyful abandon, barn tree covered in jingle bells, yummy hot cocoa, glow in the dark bracelets and light sabers, and roasting marshmallows.
Can't wait for our 3rd Annual Barn Tree Trimmin'!!


MrsMama said...

Oh how fun! I love your chalkboard menus. Boy, I wished I lived closer to you. :)

Sharon said...

Looks like so much fun! I am sad that we missed it. Chad and I were very sick and I am still recovering from the yucks. Glad it went well.

Cari said...

We had sooooo much fun! That hot choc was AMAZING! I must get the recipe. Yum!

aydenavaalismom said...

OK Matha Stewart! =)

so you really know how to throw a party! you can invite us anytime to something you are in charge of =) everything was so yummy! you must share you white chili and hot cocoa recipe with me... thx =)

Debbie said...

Thanks for having us all! You sure know how to throw a party ;-)