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Parties Extra! Happiness Highlights!

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas to you and your families and here’s hoping 2013 is a happy year. #Happiness

We have enjoyed some special events in 2012 in Oklahoma City.  Here are some of my personal favorite happiness highlights!

I took all of the photos.  They appeared this year in The Oklahoman or on NewsOk’s photo galleries or on the Parties Extra! Blog.



Happiness is…a wonderful family!

Happiness is …Nolan’s first trip to the mountains!

Happiness is… being with a group of great friends!

Happiness is…seeing a beautiful mountain range in Montana!

Happiness is…being at an OU football game!

Happiness is…being on Bobbie Burbridge Lane’s “Bucket List.”

Happiness is…looking at Devon Energy Tower’s Christmas decorations!

Happiness is…Karen’s excellent Christmas sweater!

Happiness is…spending time together!

Happiness is…viewing a beautiful garden of columbines in Colorado!

Happiness is…hearing the New Orleans Preservation Hall Band play at OCU!

Happiness is…a greenhouse filled with lovely poinsettias!

Happiness is…seeing my grandson wear his first tux!

Happiness is…our good friend in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!

Happiness is…a marvelous Christmas program at Chisholm Elementary School.

Happiness is…a grandson with a speaking part!

Happiness is…knowing Judy Savage’s team (photographer, editor, designer)  who helped with Judy’s new book, Rossi the Approval Poodle.

Happiness is…watching Rossi’s very good behavior at Mercy Hospital’s book signing!

Happiness is…knowing these two famous people!

Happiness is…knowing that these golden napkin rings (see wrists)  could double as beautiful bracelets for a  party!

Happiness is…a good farewell party for the Junior League Remarkable Shop!

Happiness is…lunching for a good cause!

Happiness is…good friends made through the years in the Junior League of Oklahoma City!

Happiness is…looking at a needlepoint Christmas scene in Donna Hughes’ home!

Happiness is…knowing that Santa is on his way!


(And thanks for contributing to my happiness by reading this blog!)







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by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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