Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Open House

Our open house was a success. : )  We had a wonderful time today on this first day of the new year 2015. 
The table in the dining room was filled with food as we waited for our guests to arrive.
A chocolate chip cake and chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread, Parmesan Crisps, 2 veggie trays and dip.  2 olive trays, cheeses, Parmesan and Red Onion mixture on home made little bread slices, 2 trays of Cucumber and Cream Cheese mixture on crackers, and Dill Pickle Ham Pinwheels.
The olive tray that Ken made up.
We had chips and party mix bowls scattered around the house and in the kitchen there were meatballs in sauce in one crock pot, and BBQ sauce with mini hot dogs in another.  The punch was made of 7Up pineapple juice and sherbet. 
We had 34 people here this afternoon and just about all the food was gone by the time the last person left at 5:30.

They loved Ken's trains and couldn't get over the detail and all the work he has put in it.  We decided this open house is to be an annual event and everyone is looking forward to next year to see how much more he gets done.  They liked how he used some of their names on the various buildings and businesses on the layout. : )

We really had a great time.  I was just happy that so many people showed up and enjoyed their time at our home.  : )

Well, back I go to cleaning up.  Will catch up with all of you tomorrow.

Hope you all had a great first day of this brand new year.
happyone : )


  1. Hi Happyone, What a great open house! The table of goodies looks awesome. Congrats on the success! John

  2. I have had you in my thoughts today as I have taken my slow, sweet time in doing anything I've chosen! I would think about how you were having company, and you had worked hard to prepare the food for their pleasure! It looks amazing, and aren't you pleased it all went well?!? I'd help clean up if I were near! You will rest well tonight!

  3. Well done, a great success. Enjoy your rest after the cleanup.


  4. What a lovely idea. It sounds as if you had a wonderful day enjoyed by all. The food looks amazing and I hope you don't have too much clearing up to do.

  5. The food all looks yummy, I am happy that your open house was such a great success.. A wonderful time with your family and friends.. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

  6. It sounds as if your open house was a huge success. You two certainly got 2015 off to a great start.

  7. Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope that 2015 will bring you (and me) lots of joy, happiness and GOOD HEALTH.

    Looks like your Open House was a HUGE success. The food looked fantastic.... And I bet that everyone did enjoy Ken's trains.


  8. You set out a beautiful table for you guests. Now I'm hungry!

  9. What a spread! It seems like you really have the gift of hospitality.

  10. I knew your open house would be a wonderful event! All of the appetizers and desserts look fantastic! And how could anyone not be impressed by all the work Ken has done on his trains?!


  11. Your open house turned out perfectly, and what a wonderful group of friends to have surrounding you. So proud of you and Ken.

  12. Rob and I are members of the flu epidemic. It's rough. More later when we're better. Mary Jo

  13. That all looks so delicious. What a great way to kick off a new year! Well done! Art


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