The ward Christmas party was tonight and it was a lot of fun. I helped Jen decorate it and it turned out very nice. Unfortunately, once again I have misplaced my camera so there are no pictures to go with this post. But the Elder's Quorum hung white lights from the cultural hall ceiling and they put a few spotlights up. It created a beautiful, warm atmosphere because we were able to turn off all of the regular lights.
Jen and I pulled in the couches from the lobby and created a nice seating area that was comfy and was actually used by late-comers. For the centerpieces, we used a large square of wrapping paper, wreaths with shiny bulbs on them and a glass vase with ribbon in it. It turned out really well.
There was entertainment for the evening, including the dynamic duo: Raef and Zach. They sang "Away In A Manger" and I could just shoot myself that we didn't record it. I taught them harmony, so Zach sang alto because his voice is naturally lower than Raef's. It was so beautiful. I played the piano, which was unfortunate because I missed the funny things they did on stage. Zach, a control-freak, just like his Mom, was reaching over to Raef and making sure his mic wasn't too close to his mouth while they were singing. Then he started waving at his friend in the audience. Other people started waving at him, so he was able to wave at a lot of people. Plus he did this all while he continued to sing. Raef just stood there like a rock, with both hands on the microphone, not looking around and just singing the song.
It was quite a show.
We had a lot of fun.
Jen sure knows how to throw an awesome party.