Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Langfords are Getting a Dining Room
Remember the Langfords? They are part of the Generations group. I introduced them back in May 2011. Well, they finally got their dining room started that I intended to do months ago. Amazing how as soon as I announced that I was doing away with the other groups, Generations started getting their own rooms. They are fighting hard to stay in the loop. Their dining room is not finished, but I got a good start. We are going to pretend that there are placemats on the table and that the table cloth is much nicer. I want to get a couple really nice floral arrangements. That plant behind William is just a place holder for something I hope will be colorful and beautiful. I need a top for the buffet that is just under the picture. The elephant will probably go, since Camille is an AKA (sorority), not a Delta (who is all about the elephants). I will also add the same wallpaper to the right wall. Of course, lots more decorating is needed.
It is fitting that this family reappeared this month. I re-read their story and I had forgotten that Camille is a 5 year breast cancer survivor. It's nice that she came back during Breast Cancer Awareness month. I wish I could take credit for great planning, but it wasn't my doing.
Just a quick reintroduction. William and Camille are at the heads of the table. Jacquelyn, their oldest daughter is in the black dress. She's single without children. Dominique, in the hat, is one of the younger twin daughters. She is not married and has a 2 yr old daughter who is seated with grandma. Grace, the other twin is in the fushia outfit. She too is unmarried and has a 5 yr old daughter that is sitting with grandpa.
Once ever month, usually the third Sunday, the entire family gathers at mom and dad's house for dinner. It is a way to get up to date and for grandma and grandpa to have quality time with their granddaughters. They refuse to get caught in the babysitting trap, so they don't do much of that. The girls do stay over occassionally, but it is on grandpa, grandma time.
This is one of the few times that you will see Dominique dressed up. Camille requires that the girls be properly dressed for dinner.
As you can imagine, Jacquelyn gets a lot of questions about her love life, or lack of one. She always replies that she is looking for someone just like her daddy, and he just hasn't shown up yet.
William just eats that up. He, unlike Camille, is fine with his daughter being single. He has always been the overprotective father.
Hmmm. I wonder if this is the family that will have the Thanksgiving dinner I was planning to do? Wow, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Where did this year go?!
Sidenote:: Camille is Darius and his sister's aunt. So they will probably pop over from time to time.