My favorite month is here! Happy October! To continue the embrace of the autumn season, kick-off this new month, and celebrate life following a rough couple of months, the hubby and I hosted our first official house party last night, “The First Annual Gottschalk Fall Ball.” Two Words: ABSOLUTE BLAST!
We invited numerous family and friends over for an evening of indoor and outdoor fun; it was a true country bash complete with warm weather, a giant potluck, drinking, and watching football, hockey, and baseball in our recently finished basement (otherwise known as the ‘man-cave’). Our house was alive with chatter, cheering, and laughter. It really doesn’t get any better than that!
After being in our home now for three years, we felt it was high time we threw a real party! Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need something until you’re doing the something. Such was the case last night. In the midst of the evening’s activities, my hubby and I both felt our hearts bursting with gratitude for the people and gifts we’ve been blessed with in our lives. To open our home, gather together with great people of all ages, let loose and just have some good ‘ol fashioned fun was exactly what we needed. And based on discussion with others, they needed it too.
I have a feeling we’ll be doing more things like this in the future because things like this are just plain good for the soul. In the meantime, we’ll revel in the success of our first house party and look forward to when we can do another one… sooner than later!
Again, Happy Fall and Happy October!