Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Employee Party Update!!!

Hello Ladies N Gentlemen!!!

First of all I would like to thank each and everyone of you that replied to my blogs n guest book and give me TONS of support!

No on to how the party went (Hi Sheryl),,,, Here is a photo of all I had in my gift package (except for the 3 pints of homemade jam I put in, 1 caramel apple jam, 1 plum elderberry jam and 1 plum apple conserve):

Now for how the party went,,,,
First we all caught a bus at the office, which took us all down to a guest ranch in Sandpoint Idaho. There was I think probably between 25-30 of us. After arriving, we all went for a sleigh ride (first one of the season)!!! It was pretty chilly as it was a moon light clear evening (yep it was after dark). What a BLAST it was too!!! I think I would really like to get a horse drawn sleigh!
Then we went back to the lodge, where we had appetizers until the meal was ready, which was really delicious! Prime rib roast, grilled chicken, roasted red potatoes, steamed veggies, home made hot rolls, fresh tender green salad, and then for dessert there was a choice of blueberry cream pie (sort of like a blueberry cheese cake), dutch apple pie with ice cream, or pumpkin mousse (I think it was). I had the blueberry which was really tasty!!!
After that we had the gift exchange. Wouldn't you know it, I drew like one of the very first numbers (number 3), so since I was so close to the beginning, I chose my own gift. The boss's wife almost stole it from me, but in the end a 'massage' set won out. Oh well,,,I ended up giving her the scrubbies (she had mention she wanted some, when she was considering 'stealing' my bag), and I also gave her one of the 'tribbles' bath pads, which really tickled her pink!
When all the gift opening and stealing was over with, we got tables all our and (after some 'after the gift exchange' did some gift swamping LOL) we played a really AWESOME game of Bunco, which hubby won second place (cash prize too)

Truthfully, I thought I would be kind of down when no one took my gift,,,,but I really wasn't. I think it had a LOT to do with all the wonderful support from all my online friends!!!! THANK YOU so much. I also know that I have plenty of close friends around here too, that love the things I made.

Soooooo on that note,,,,THANK YOU ALL again soooo much for all of your support!

I know I don't celebrate Christmas,,,but all the same I do wish each and everyone you a HAPPY and SAFE season!!!!

Hugs N Blessings from my house to yours!!!!


Valerie said...

connie, it was great you enjoyed yourself. and hey, who said no one wants your gifts (hint hint LOL)?! have a good holiday.

p.s. i've finally started a blog.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Hi Valerie! Thanks for stopping by. LOL actually I am playing with the idea of have a 'giveaway'. They sure seem to be pretty popular. So who knows :)

Msquared said...

Connie, I am really glad that you went through with giving your handmade gifts. I am really glad that there were some who wanted to "steal" your bag. It lets you know that there are some who still appreciate things made with love and skill! Keep up the good work!
Blessed Yuletide to you and yours.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Hi Mike! Thank you. I too really am glad I went through with it. I did learn a lot by doing it. Besides I learned so much more about all of my internet friends, and the support I have from so many WONDERFUL people!!!
Blessings to you and yours too Mike!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry no one stole your gift. The same happened to me I put in a hand made ornament, no one stole it from the person who initially took it.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog! Yours is lovely!

Jo :)

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Hi Dani,

I'm sorry for you as well. I just hope the person who got your ornament appreciates it or at least grows to appreciate it like it should be appreciated! They are blessed in receiving your ornament!!!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Thank you Jo! I have really been enjoying your site as well,,not to mention the awesome music n sounds!

Thank you also for popping by my site!

Msquared said...

Connie, Hand made soap is truly a dying art! The recipe's were a guarded secret even. I have family in the hills of ohio that still make "shine" for uh Medicinal Purposes, yeah thats it. You are very kind to leave such wonderful comments on my blog. Thank you!. AM glad you liked the Rushes green, A friend of mine does the HDT. I sent her some more thread to make more for me. I am really looking forward to seeing what she does with it. We discussed the spacing of the color changes in the smaller thread sizes and it will be a thrill to see what she comes up with. If I were you, I would continue to give hand made gifts, and to do them for parties such as this one. Sooner than later they will come to realize that the "Things" you made are FAR superior to the ones you can just "buy" anywhere. I suppose we are trained as a society to not want to "fail or lose face" but in reality Giving something of the quality of "HAND" made could never fail! The only thing that could happen is the person who receives it could just not know what they have been given! It is so sad that we do not teach people the WORTH of things anymore, only the price!
Merry Christmas to you and yours
May this note find you happy healthy and loved!