The winter has arrived here in Tennessee, and we are dreaming of a white Christmas. Lots of wonderful things going on to celebrate the holidays. Our staff did a phenomenal job decorating the grounds. It is very impressive and we hope more of you get a chance to enjoy it.
The weather has definitely turned colder, and we have just the remedy for that. We have many rooms with wood fireplaces, and several racks of seasoned firewood ready to burn. Speaking of fires, nothing is better than a romantic, candlelit, gourmet four-course dinner in front of a fireplace, except for one thing. Starting off with a glass of wine or a nice cocktail in our wood-paneled library, which just happens to also feature a large and beautiful wood fireplace. To top it off, a little nightcap after dinner in the library again in front of the fire, before snuggling into your warm bed, with never a worry to disturb your sleep.
On a social note, we are keeping busy as well. Last Sunday we decided to double up and have a wedding, followed by our annual tradition of inviting friends and family from our son’s grammar school for our Christmas party. We bought the biggest ham we could find, and yet it still disappeared, leaving only a big hambone that will be used to season a pea soup at our home soon. Various delicacies were enjoyed by all as well, from cheese dip to pigs in a blanket, that were baked into a wreath, veggie dip and several other choices. Red and Green punch, as well as hot chocolate with mini marshmallows to ward off the chill.
Children got to enjoy various activities, from decorating gingerbread cookies, to designing and decorating their own wooden coats of arms. A few braved the chill to play a version of what can only be called croquet, in that it entitled the use of at least one croquet mallet, as well as a good bit of running around. Imagine that!
All in all, fun was to be had by all, and even our staff was smiling and enjoying it, despite the cleanup to be done after. Children and their parents left happy and full, and we hope to continue this tradition in the future.
We wish everyone the best of the season, and we hope to see you all at some point in the coming year.
-The Price Family