Hearing that our Irish friends will soon be going home across the pond, I decided to throw another international party. This time, it went holiday style. After all, it was December 1st.
The decor was a little bit Christmas around the world and a little bit vintage sweet shop.
I chose to invite families this time, not just women, and we wound up sharing a few special happenings.
For a few minutes the party happily became a celebration for Faith and Sal, who were married 21 years ago on the first day of December in Baghdad, Iraq. Happy anniversary!
Tippy’s other son gave us a Kung Fu demonstration!
Sydney and Tanner were happy to have friends of theirs here to play with.
Kerry was happy that there were men here to talk to.
He was also pleased to see that there was plenty to eat.
I need to learn how to say “YUM” in several languages.
I was tickled that once again we had people from so many lands and cultures gather at our home.
Having met a few people since my international party in August, natives from a total of 31 countries and two US territories were invited to these get togethers. Just in case anyone is wondering which ones, here’s the crazy long list: Brazil Canada China Egypt England France Germany Guam Guatemala India Iraq Ireland Japan Jordan Kyrgyzstan Lebanon Mexico Netherlands Philippines Puerto Rico Romania Russia Slovakia South Korea South Sudan Spain Taiwan Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Ukraine USA Wales Zambia
Half of the places on the list were represented. If everyone I invited had come at the same time, we would have had to quickly move to a bigger house!
Once again, I’m grateful to all those who did make it here on that very busy December Saturday. Here is one more token of my appreciation.
Have a lovely holiday season! Whether you’re celebrating or not, there sure are a lot of pretty lights to see, and many reasons to be joyful.