Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pizza by Candlelight


Last Thursday night, we had the absolute pleasure of hosting 5 sweet girls for Julia’s 6th birthday. (One little boy named Brighton was also in attendance.) “Pizza by Candlelight” was our home made theme that said it all. Six little “chef-ettes” carefully constructed their own pizzas making flowers and hearts out of pepperonis and Canadian bacon. Then they ate by candlelight in our dining room-- 25 “candlelights” to be exact. Jeff prayed before they tasted their personalized pizzas and one friend asked him to tell the story of how Julia was adopted. Julia was delighted to be the topic of conversation so Jeff told the familiar, ever exciting story of how she came to us. Twelve little ears tuned in to his abridged version and to our surprise the youngest of our guests piped up in disappointment, “Oooohh, that was TOO short!” (T- you’ll have to fill her in one day!) I enjoyed watching them play “Grapevine” around the table with secretive smiles and furrowed brows. The candlelight was perfect for highlighting faces turning into darling young ladies. After cupcakes, requested by Julia, the Italian music bouncing off the walls gave them the perfect idea of dancing and dance they did! Over and over and over. Julia enjoyed every minute of her birthday. (She even got have her Nana in all the way from Georgia! )
The pictures say all that I cannot!




My big brother and his family's yearly celebration of their Yellow Rose of Texas ..........all the way from Georgia! When she thanked him on the phone and told him the roses were pretty, I heard him say, "Not as pretty as you."

4 comments:

"Bluebonnet in the snow" said...

How creative! And let me know when Julia and A are available to teach me how to dance to Italian music; I apparently missed out on that fun during all of my schooling.

Anonymous said...

I was right. The roses were not nearly as beautiful as Julia Karris.BSD

spaghettipie said...

Such a sweet time and wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

TJ Wilson said...

Like mother like daughter... we both love (long) stories, yummy pizza, and of course Julia! Happy birthday to your little one...