Yesterday was a rough one. Not only for me, but all of America after the devastating shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut.
I planned on sharing this post yesterday afternoon, but soon found myself unable to concentrate on anything. I was in such shock and could not stop thinking of the families and loved ones affected by this tragic disaster. Our prayers are certainly with them!
Today is a new day, and I think we are all in need some holiday cheer to keep our chins up. I just so happen to have a handful of fantastic holiday photos that might do the trick!
We had a company Christmas party for the Detroit Pistons Thursday night. After I bought a cute little sparkly number, I found out the dress code was going to be a little more casual. Apparently to some, that translated as wearing a variety of spectacular Christmas sweaters and accessories.
Oh, my husband. I know, and I am sorry… he is officially off the market.
We rounded up the troops at our house to ensure that all of the Christmas sweaters arrived together. When the guys started showing up with bows and shiny 3D objects hanging from their sweaters, I was pretty impressed.
Each one had it’s own fantastic style, and there was no way I could have chosen a favorite ensemble. They all won.
While waiting on the others, we opened a fun gift from a fellow former Floridian friend of ours. “Welcome to a Michigan winter!” Mike said, as we tried to figure out the ins and outs of this Trac-ball Snowball Slinger.
Upon first glance, I thought it was a Chuck It ball launcher for Roadie. That just goes to show how familiar I am with snow and snowballs!
A few minutes later, we had the full group and were ready to rock. Ladies and gentlemen, I think Detroit has a new boy band in the works…
(The one in the bottom left corner was too excited to stay still.)
Before leaving, I wanted to grab a quick photo by the tree to possibly be the star of our Christmas card this year. I guess I forgot what my husband was wearing when I made this request.
Company Holiday Party
We arrived to The Palace a little after 6 p.m. and I was not too sure what to expect of a holiday party at an arena.
I found a few of my friends on the concourse and hung with them while Scott and the boys made their rounds in their festive attire.
The set up was better than I even expected. The two NBA Championship trophies were displayed on the bottom floor center court, and we were able to take a professional photo with it. The concourse floor and main gathering areas were filled with hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and holiday decorations.
It would be impossible to describe my favorite food item, because everything was dreamy. There was a taco bar, a make your own pasta bar, a sushi station, and plenty of other food to go around. There were a few different dessert stations on each floor, and I found this one the most intriguing.
Mini desserts + popcorn. Talk about a divine salty and sweet combo!
After a taking a lap, Ashley and I started to wonder where our boys wandered off to. It did not surprise us to find them at the caricature station… getting a photo drawn together.
They are precious.
We had a great time mingling around with game night and arena staff we do not always get to talk to. I met a lot of new faces, and almost every one linked me related to “the guy in the glasses and snowman sweater.” Not just related to, but named his wife. Wife of the snowman sweater guy. Perfect.
Regardless of who I was, I had a great time and I think everyone else did too!
After an entire night of looking at them, I am thanking my lucky stars that Christmas sweaters are not considered fashion forward in 2012…
Wearing one does some funny things to you, like being okay with people applying chap stick on you in public.
I really do not think I can get embarrassed of Scott anymore. That ship has sailed, friends!
Whatever your plans are to celebrate the holidays, I hope you find some time to break away from the madness and enjoy them.
Happy Sweater Spectacle Holidays!