Friday, December 13, 2013

Office Party

I have been blessed to work for a very kind and godly man for the past (almost) ten years. 
Besides being my boss, Geoff is also an elder at my church, and a very dear friend.  One of the perks of working for him has been visiting his home for lunches and dinners.  Wednesday evening we had our annual office get together....and lucky us, the get together was, once again, held at his home.   One of the very best parts about visiting his home is visiting her home!  This is his wife Peggy.  She is one of the kindest, sweetest, most gracious women I know...and she definitely knows how to make a house a home!

I can't believe that I forgot to take a photo of the front of their beautiful home. It's nestled in a wooded area, and looks like a house that should be on a Christmas card...just look how welcoming this front porch is!

Speaking of porches, this is the screened in porch. It's not heated, but I think it's warm and cozy!  The fresh snow on the ground just added to the view!!

Forgive the lighting in some of the photos...but really, this space looks wonderful no matter
how the lighting is!
Greg, Peggy's son, has been making some awesome wood crafts this year (I have a few of them in my home).  One of his newest creations is this really fun snowman!!  Peggy dressed him up with beads from an old necklace, and a hat made out of a glove.  He also created the little wooden tree.  My daughter Mandy made the "Be Merry" sign...Peggy bought it at my recent craft show.

A pretty table setting.....LOVED the beautiful runner!

Loved this piece of pumpkin pie too!

Greg made little trees for each of the guests this year...this is the one I got to take home. 
So sweet!

Peggy displays her Christmas carolers each year.  Did you catch a tiny glimpse of them in the photo of the front porch?

Candle light and cookies...the plate of cookies was a gift to Geoff from Mandy.
She cleans our office each week.

 This was my view during the gift exchange portion of our evening.  The tray was my gift to Peggy last Christmas, and the little silver cup was her cup when she was a child.

Now how did he get in here!!  Oh, that's right....technically it's HIS party!  Geoff and I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to squirrels.  Guess who hates them?  Joan gave him a gift certificate for Bass Pro, along with this example of wall art that he might be interested in purchasing.  So sad......

Peggy is one of my favorite people to buy gifts for...if I like it, chances are very
good that she'll like it too!  

I love this vignette...that tree is another one of Greg's creations.

This year, Peggy added the Shepherd with Bagpipes to her Willow Tree nativity.  She told us a story about a 'crippled shepherd" ~ but perhaps that's for another blog post!

Isn't this a cozy corner?!  See that sketch hanging on the wall?  That's a drawing of their was done by a family friend.
So I guess you do get a peek at their home nestled in the woods after all. 

Everything about their home is warm and's one of my most favorite places to visit.  Of course it helps that two of my most favorite people live in it!!

Here we are...Joan, Geoff, Regina, and me.  And we're still smiling after all these years!  Joan and Regina go to my church as well.  Not only do we all work together, we also share a love for Jesus Christ. We get together to celebrate another year of business, and friendship, but most of all we get together to celebrate the birth of our Savior and King.  That's why we're smiling....because we know just how blessed we are!!

Speaking of's a peek at some of the gifts I received.  Geoff gave each of us a Visa gift card too...woo here I come!!  The gifts are very special, but it's the people that made the evening pretty perfect!!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6


Peggy said...

How very blessed you are! Good friends, co-workers and family in Christ, how wonderful. And my goodness what a beautiful home. It is just like a postcard. I'm glad you're enjoying the season. The snow is just a beautiful added bonus!

Ann said...

what a beautiful home they have and perfectly decorated. It looks like you had a very nice evening.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

It is TRULY a blessing when you have a good relationship with your boss. I have experienced both sides and know. What a beautiful home - thanks for taking the time to share with us! (I love squirrels too♥) ~*~Lisa

Scrap for Joy said...

It makes a big difference when you work in an environment that is supportive, encouraging, and Christ centered. It means that Monday mornings aren't drudgery! Your boss and his wife have warm and welcoming home. It was kind of them to host the staff.
Sorry about the game tonight. I only caught the last few minutes...I came up to bed after a very active day with 2 very active Grandsons. Wish I had 1/4 of their energy!
Stay warm!