Monday, November 15, 2010

He's a Keeper ;)

Well the dinner party with Mum & Dad Jones was a success, mainly due in part to the fact that I literally cooked nothing. Ha! I was in charge of getting the house lovely and setting the table, these things I can do, and I enjoy. Mr. Jones however was in total control of the evenings meal which was no small feat in itself considering he had to re-create my grandfathers famous meatballs not just for his parents but for me, a grandpa's famous meatballs connoisseur! He did an excellent job, cooking, serving and all around making sure everyone's glasses and plates were well attended to, making the entire evening just relaxing and enjoyable for everyone ;)

I kept it pretty simple... nothing fancy just a few fall accents

I loved these carnations in this deep maroon...I am a total carnation fan, they are inexpensive come in a rainbow of colors and last

Mr. Jones was soo excited all day long about cooking dinner, which I thought was so cute, I mean he does this every evening basically, but he could not wait to try his hand at a family recipe, he's a keeper for sure...

The "original" (taken this summer)

Glowing he's so impressed with himself..

Our lovely guests...I am so lucky to have them here with my family so far away.

Family Photo!

This was attempt number 3 with the self timer, so even though my roots look terrible and Mr. Jones slipper is making an appearance at least I am not a complete blur from racing across the room and even though I could have made at least 10 more attempts for the "perfect" shot I'm pretty sure everyone else was ready to move on hahah.

Overall we had a great time catching up and a nice evening with just the four of us, the next time we'll all be together will be for Thanksgiving which is usually a pretty large gathering.

Hope everyone else had a relaxing Sunday and a quick Monday! The sooner Monday is over the better the rest of the week is just soo much more pleasant than Monday morning I swear.

XOXO- Miss V


  1. Sounds like everything went perfectly! I love the fall accents on the table.

    And I agree with you about Monday. Once it is done, everything else is the week is do-able. Have a great week! :)

  2. Love the table setting! Glad y'all had such a fun time :)

    I'm so glad Monday is over too! Only three more days until Friday!

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  5. Oh my gosh I can't believe he made the meatballs!!