Today’s the big day, and I feel like someone just yelled, “Ready or not, here I come!”

(Hang on a sec while I find a place to hide).

With all this talk of dinner parties and dresses and such this week, you may be thinking that I’m having quite the blowout at my house, but the truth is, there will only be a dozen of us.

And they’re all really nice, low-key types who wouldn’t care if we ate snack food and played Charades.

But, as I told my husband at 11:30 last night as I hauled my swollen ankles (really? at 5 months???) into bed: “I may never have another party like this, but I’m going to do this one up as right as I know how, darn it!”

And to fulfill that claim, I’m pretty much going to have to say, “HAPPY FRIDAY!” and skedaddle.

I promise you oodles of pictures and details next week, and I’m promising myself a nap sometime in the very near future.

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  1. Thoroughly enjoyed the post. Eagerly anticipating what’s coming next.I would never have normally come here to read the blogs but I’m really glad I did. I will definitely be coming back.

  2. The parties over, it’s time to call it a day……….. so I’ll wait to see the photos and if the ankles are ok.


  3. Oh my goodness…swollen ankles…you are going to have a party ready for magazines and I’m DYING to see the pics! Totally can’t wait! Thanks for hosting this party and definitely take a nap…you have read and heard that twins tend to come early…Oh my! Rest LOTS while you still can! LOL!

    XO, Aimee

  4. I haven’t been to the party for a while! SO excited I got to come today that I linked up twice! HOPE you like! Have SO much fun at your party!!! I bet it will be fantastic, can’t wait to see pics!

  5. Thanks for hosting Abbie… and don’t worry about your dinner party… a wise friend once told me 30 years ago, when I was first married and nervous about having people over… She said: “Just think about it this way: Are they going to love you less if something isn’t perfect?” Great point, if they do love you less, they’re not the kind of people you want as friends anyway, right? You’ll do great! Little Bit

  6. Thanks for the par-tay! Which it was your dinner party instead – haha! 🙂 Good luck…it will be awesome. 🙂

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