Saturday, December 16, 2006

and the winners are.............


WOW! 62 comments! You girls really impressed me! I feel so loved! Now did you see just how easy it is to comment?!...now maybe I will see more of all of you...I sure hope so! As you can see I printed up 14 pages of comments and had the boys draw out names. Cody didn't want to smile, but I made a comment about a girl he likes giving him a kiss and he fought hard to hold it in. The winners are Briana and Julie! Congratulations girls! Send me your addresses so I can get your goodies in the mail. I hope you enjoy them! I honestly wish you all could have won....seriously, I do!


I slaved away for 2+ days from morning till late night working on the catering job. I made soooo much food! It turned out beautiful and sweet Camille was appreciative as were her dad and step mom who hired me. Now I have the money to finish my Christmas shopping. For that I'm so thankful. I'm glad I was able to be a part of making her big day special. There were only 2 casualties. I broke a nail and my nephew broke the lid to my glass water jug as we were bringing everything back in the house. So sad!
I would love to talk more about stuff but Mark, Chad and Sandy will be here any minute. They drove straight through 30 hours from Georgia to Arizona....and I thought I was tired...THEY are tired!!!

23 comments:

Jen said...

Food is looking good!!
Yummy

Briana said...

WOOHOO!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Or should I be thanking Cody?) Either way, I'm so excited! I never win anything. You totally made my day! I love those candy cane kisses and have been eating them right out of the bag, now I'll have something really cute to display them in!

I'm glad that you're dinner went well! I was going to post a comment about how much I loved that water jug (so cute!) sorry about it's accident!

Thanks again! And enjoy your time with Chad!

Maren said...

The food looks beautiful. I'm trying to figure out where you get all of the energy to do everything that you do. Amazing. Very inspiring.

Andi said...

Wow...that's quite a spread!!! Your food looks yummy and the table looks beautiful. I'd hire you a a catering job too!

I'm so happy for you that your family will all be home together tonight that it doesn't even matter that my name wasn't drawn. Enjoy your time together.

Amy said...

What a delicious and beautiful table!! I'm glad it went well. Would love to have you do food for me. Ha! Ha!

cee said...

May I come over and eat???

Valerie said...

so cool that your boy is coming home!! enjoy your time with him my friend!!

p.s. - that chocolate fountain looks soooooooooooo yummy.........

Susie Q said...

Now thyat is a beautiful spread! Once again, dear Jolene, you amaze me!

Do you love your chocolate fountain? I have always wanted one...work well??

CONGRATS Julie and Briana!!

Have a wonderful time with your whole family! I know how special such times are (we were a military family!)
and just how precious it is to all be together.

Stay well and rest!! No one deserves it more than YOU!!

Warmest wishes,
Sue

Heather said...

I have been so busy and haven't got to get back into my commenting and reading blogs...I hate that I missed responding to your 200th post! Congrats! And congrats to the winners! I know you are sooo exhausted. My mother-in-law is a caterer and I help her a lot and I know that it is a lot of hard work....physical and mental! It looks beautiful! Take a hot bath and get some rest! You deserve it!

Jacquie said...

YUM My keyboard is all wet with drool! Bet everyone enjoyed.

Chris said...

You were worth the money for sure...I am positive Camille and Rod and Cam were quite pleased.
Still can't wait to see the coming home pictures...Don't forget to click the camera thou....
WELCOME HOME CHAD!!!

Do you get a rest until Christmas eve?

Missy's Blog said...

Congratulations Briana and Julie!!

Your food set-up looks yummy!! How fun is it to cater?? I know it's very time consuming and ALOT of work ... but still fun I'm sure.

So glad Mark, Chad and Sandy are home. Now it's time to REALLY party, right? Hope you have a great homecoming celebration today!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful spread - and how wonderful of God to bless you with the extra Christmas cash!

And how wonderful to have your brood all back together again!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful spread - and how wonderful of God to bless you with the extra Christmas cash!

And how wonderful to have your brood all back together again!

SmileyCarrie said...

Yummy.. you're so talented.. I have to ask Jolene.. what do you not do? Decorater.. scrapooker.. crafter .. caterer.. wow. You're incredible!

Hope Mark, Chad & Sandy had a safe drive! Take Care

Chickenbells said...

Yay...the food looks lovely, and congrats to the winners! Have a great time with your family...

Anonymous said...

Hi, I totally agree with what everyone else has said, you are going to have a wonderful christmas especially when you can cook like that!!! My mum owned her own restaurant and it is the best when you have a mum that can cook.

I am sure Chad would have missed your cooking.

Amie

Mary Ann said...

Yummy...what a wonderful spread! Hope you have some leftovers for Chad...lol...as if Mom didn't do more cooking for her boy as well! Enjoy the celebration.

Julie said...

I didn't check your blog until just now, and I won!!! I am sooo excited!!! I guess I don't get to be just a lurker anymore!!!! I'll have to post comments. Your food looks delicious. Sorry about the lid to your water jug. I am sooo jealous, I saw those at Costco and didn't buy one and now I could kick myself!!! I want one sooo bad. Thanks again!!! Have a wonderful weekend and a great time with Chad.... Julie

Julie said...

Jolene, It's Julie again. For some reason I can't e-mail you with my info. Can you e-mail me and then I'll just reply and see if that will work? Thanks!!!
juliedarinnewell@yahoo.com

Julie

Nikki *Ü* said...

Wow! That food looks divine!!! Bet you did great on your catering job!! Where did you get that big water thing?? There was one at my sister's reception the other night. So cool!!

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