our first annual meet-the-neighbors party was last night and it went very well. we had about 12 adults and 6 kids show up. the biggest mishap (other than blowing out my knee while kneeling to get some candles from a cabinet) was that i mistakenly thought the party was at 7 and we realized at 5:56 that it was at 6.
oops. : ^ )
unfortunately, when we realized the time issue, i had just started the cheese fondue and in my haste i ended up with a huge glop of expensive-cheese-in-a-pot instead of yummy, tangy fondue. fortunately, we had enough of everything else to keep everyone satisfied.
i only took one picture of the whole event since i was running around like a crazed person for the first 20 minutes. sadly, i apparently didn't even have enough time to set it up properly, so my shutter was too slow for my handshake, but you can get the general idea.
it was great getting to meet some new faces and get to know the familiar ones a bit better. we will definitely be doing this again.