Monday, December 12, 2011

Solstice 2011

I had a wonderful time at my birthday party Solstice!  John came to his first court event, and Jaquelinne kindly shared her table and spread as a 'home base' for our little crew.  (By the by, she shared the most delicious goat cheese I've had in quite some time.....I need to find out where she got it!)  Final court put a damper on our dinner plans with Aine's crew (*sad*), but a small cadre of people ended up going to dinner in garb (except for Jane) at Macaroni Grill.

I made a whole bunch of plain (due to potential nut allergies) toffee, and pawned it off on anyone who would take it.  The tub disappeared towards the end of the event, but I'm not to sad about that, since I technically met my goal of not taking a single bit of toffee home!

I wore my chopines all day long with a trained skirt and a very crowded hall, and managed to only have one close call! I (at the end of the day, wrestling with bags and skirts!)

I had multiple comments containing the words 'elegant', 'graceful' or 'statuesque'. Never, ever, ever have these words been applied to my person! It is amazing what happens to ones carriage when one is aware (and slightly terrified) of every step!

Hubby took some pictures of the event, and they turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself!  It will be nice to have some more photographic evidence of events past; after the first year or two, I stopped taking pictures at events, and now, of course wish I had been taking pictures all this time!


  1. Shanna Coleman-DurrantDecember 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    You were absolutely stunning and I've always thought that about you!

  2. All those words you heard at solstice have been said about you for years! You looked amazing! I had fun at dinner, sorry I bailed on garb :(

  3. I agree about the picture thing. I used to take TONS at events, then just kinda stopped. I can't even use Lyvy as an excuse either because it slowed down before I had her.
    Also, you have ALWAYS looked glorious.