Saturday afternoon we had a party for the Embassy community at the Ambassador's residence.
It was held in the gardens and tent behind the house.
One of the spouses has professional facepainting skillz which she put to use -- here is one of the Marines, channeling "Two Face." Pretty incredible work!
The house itself was closed during the party, but when Nile got hungry, we were allowed in.
It was quiet and very still inside. Quite a contrast from the huge party the night before.
We went to one of the sitting rooms off of the main hall, where partygoers had gone to relax and get some air, rest their feet from dancing, and chat more intimately. The staff had obviously not been in yet to straighten the room, and I kind of liked seeing the remnants of a great party.
Pillows strewn on the couch.
Chairs left where they had been scooted or turned to better facilitate conversation.
Crumbs on the table from a fabulous hors d'oeuvre.
Floral bouquets, still fresh.
This rug totally blows me away.
I've improved on last year's take-home bouquet -- I personally think I look better and I've got a sweet, adorable baby now, too! :)
p.s. I am standing against the same dining room wall as in the photo linked above from last year -- Neil painted it yellow for me back in Dec. for my birthday!