12.18.2012

We Shlepped. We Vomited. And We Had A Private Concert By James Taylor.

This afternoon I took the girlies out of school early to doll it up for a special party.  The kids and I were invited to the State Department's annual Diplomacy At Home For The Holidays.  A party in honor of those families who have members on an unaccompanied tour. 







Usually the Secretary of State makes a speech and takes photos with the kids.  Which is honestly why we made the schlep in.  Though she wasn't able to make it, having a private concert by James Taylor somewhat made up for it!  



Lots of food.  TONS of candy.  A cupcake decorating station.  A few characters to dance with.  And mingling with friends, made the $20 parking, the vomiting (thankfully not in the new car), the whining, the sugar high, the sugar low, and the 1.5 hour drive home totally worth it!



Of course, I'll happily admit that I'm thankful there won't be a next time ...

8 comments:

Naomi Hattaway said...

Hot mama! Love your kiddos and their smiles!

Emily said...

Jill, you look stunning.

My favorite is that both of the girls have the same pose that you have in the pictures of your fancy clothes! You were all made to be in pictures!

Mom24 said...

Stunning is definitely the word! James Taylor too, how cool is that??

Nomads By Nature said...

That is a cool day! Love the photo booth shots - so much fun and a great momento from the event.

Kat said...

Y'all look wonderful!
And yay for James Taylor! Sounds fabulous! :)

Sara said...

Ugh! I know that drive stinks! But what an awesome party for you and your kiddos! love that you and your girls are all posing the same in your fancy clothes.

Robin said...

A private concert with James Taylor? Wow! Makes all the shlepping, vomiting etc worth it for sure!

American in Norway said...

yet another cool experience for your kids...although I am sure they could care less about James Taylor.. lol ..
You looked amazing - hot mamma!

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