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Monday, January 4, 2010

The Actual Party....

Family and friends...it just doesn't get any better than that....
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Son, DAVID and KATHY and girls brought me a TRIPLE CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE.....
DELICIOUS....
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I got several GIFT CARDS and this great little CHICKEN PEG BOARD,
a little COFFEE POT kitchen timer...
a precious ROOSTER and his mate....
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Some played POKER...and the winner giving us the ROCKY BALBOA stance,
is our son, DAVID....
WOO HOO, DAVID....way to go!!
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others of us played board games and cards....
This SEQUENCE game is really fun....
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We had young and old and the mix was GREAT !!
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...and, O MY GOSH...we did a LOT of eating....
but.....that's what a PARTY is all about....right ?
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FANCY MACARONI and QUICK SOUTHERN BAKED BEANS
both from THE PIONEER WOMAN...recipes found on her site
and may I just say....
O HONEY!
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I must tell you that this
LEMON pie was the runniest pie I have ever made in my entire, whole life, but it was delicious.
Recipe out of SOUTHERN LIVING magazine...
I did something wrong...not sure what, tho.
I will be trying this recipe again.....
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We had PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SANDWICHES...
a delicious PEPPERED ROAST that MR. SWEET prepared...
FANCY MACARONI
BEST BAKED BEANS
HOMINY WITH MUSHROOMS, CHEESE AND BUTTER
HOMEMADE SOUPS
FRUITS AND DIP
VEGGIE TRAYS
SEVERAL DIFFERENT SNACKS...
**SO much food....
Almost everyone that came, brought something delightful....
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I didn't even mention that we had 3 cakes, a wonderful sweet salad that my friend, MARTHA, brought...
that runny LEMON pie..(well, actually, there were 2 runny lemon pies....
CHOCOLATE pie..
White Chocolate cookies
THAT BIG WONDERFUL CHOCOLATE CAKE
another of the CRANBERRY NUT CHRISTMAS CAKE
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We had PLENTY of food to share with our people....
We thought we would have about 10-12 people celebrating with us....
WE HAD 24 PEOPLE and I was just beside myself with happiness that they all wanted to come join in the celebration with us.
My thanks to all of you that came to our party....AND for the food you brought along....
YOU ARE SO SO LOVED !!
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That's one of the twins...ANDREA...
Isn't it remarkable how much she looks like her mom, KATHY!
and MARTHA and I have been friends so long that I think we are beginning to look alike...tee hee....
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linking with RUBY TUESDAY

I just hung this cute peg board with some of my pretty dried flowers...LOVE IT !

**OK..... I have a NEW YEAR'S DAY to post yet...THEN I'll move on to every day life.... ;>)


25 comments:

Ralph said...

Happy New Year It has been a long time when we had an elaborate NY Eve celebration. It was snowing so we didn't go anywhere. But we did make chili and by extension chili nachos. Just the four of us, but as you pointed out, family and friends make for a celebration. For us it was family, but together it was fun. And at my advancing age, that Patti and I made it past the Waterford crystal ball drop in NY (12:30), we celebrated the new year in a sort of style...I'd have loved the food if I were celebrating at your home!

luna miranda said...

looks like a great party! and the food---oh, i'm gaining weight as i type.:p

that fudge cake is calling my name!

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday BJ! It looks like you had a grand time with all your friends and family in attendance - And all that food - it sure looks YUMMY! Congratulations!
xoxo
Marilyn

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

p.s: You sure have a lovely home!
xoxo
Marilyn

Kathy said...

Well Happy Birthday Party girl!!!!!
I'll tell you what...YOU LOOK MARVELOUS...I wanna look like you when I'm 72!
You rock BJ!
Looks like the party was a ball with the games and ALL the FOOD!
You know how to have a good time...
Happy 2010 my friend, xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; Happy New Year;

Such great family fun.. can't get any better than that... the food looks so great..... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I want to come to your next birthday party!!! It looks like so much fun.
xo
Penny

Stacey said...

That looks absolutely perfect. :) Great food and the peope you love...that's all we need, right?

Jensmere said...

What a wonderful evening you had! The pictures are great... the food and fun really shows through!

Bless you,
Susan

Joanne Kennedy said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Boy that food sure looks yummy!

Hugs,
Joanne

Theresa said...

What a wonderful party, good friends, good food and games? YES! Fun, fun, fun! All of the food looks delicious as always. I would be ten feet wide if I hung out close to your house:) How do you stay so thin... by feeding all that good food to everyone around you? hehe. Love to all dear BJ! Can't wait to see New Years:)

My name is PJ. said...

You people know how to have a good time! That's quite a spread!

I adore the little "farm fresh eggs" sign!!

Barbara said...

Morning, I love the pictures and could tell a good time was had by all. Love your gifts.

Have you checked out my growing list of Texas bloggers? I have more to add, I am overwhelmed and can't possibly visit all these people on a regular basis.

Sure wish we could have Texas get-together one day....

It is cold here, guess it is at your house also.

Look forward to 2010 and our contined friendship.

BArbara

Hootin' Anni said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm, my mouse just doesn't seem to want to scroll any further down that the triple chocolate fudge cake! You wonder why?

My Ruby Tuesday is posted HERE --scroll down below the Heads or Tails Meme to find it tho!

Happy day to you.

Chris said...

BJ, this is a fun post! All those smiling faces, delicious food...I'm so glad you had such a good time.

Can't wait to see New Year's Day!

Chris

Manang Kim said...

Wow the food and the smiles are great! Awesome happy family you've got thanks for sharing!


RRT:Macopa fruit

PEA said...

Happy New Year and a Happy belated Birthday, dear BJ!!! I so enjoyed catching up on your last few posts...I haven't had much time for visiting since before the holidays but I'm back now...I think! lol

I truly enjoyed looking at all your photos from your party, how I would have loved to have been there!! Look at all that delicious food and the beautiful decorating style you have. My New Year's Eve was very quiet and I had a heck of a time even staying awake until midnight! lol

Wishing you all the very best in 2010!! xoxo

Justine said...

Holy cow, look at all that food!!!!!! You've got my tummy grumbling now, but that could bve because it's 11:30 and I haven't eaten yet. But was that guacamole I saw? Yummmmmmmy!!!

Looks like a great time was had by all, and I love that you had a mix of ages and everyone found their own thing to do. FUN

Justine :O )

Rachel said...

Yum! I want to try all of that food! What a great party! Happy New Year!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a fun party...look at that food! I think your gifts are perfect for you. I love the new pictures of you on your page...you are such a cute grandma!

Sue

Sue said...

Well, I'd say that was a bash that everyone enjoyed! The food looked yumilicious and everyone looked like they were having a ball. I need to check out Pioneer Woman's website and find some recipes to try.
We had a Jan 2 party with only 14. I prepared it all and had enough food to feed an many more. I spoil my guests, I think! Now I am in the midst of "un-decorating." It will be the weekend by the time I am done. LOL I had so much stuff up, and that was even without the 8th tree! Hope the new year brings you all good things, my friend! And a Happy Belated B-Day!!!
hugs, Sue

Kathleen Grace said...

Dog-gone that party looks like fun and I LOVE the chicken peg board. I mean love it! Aren't you fun!

Kathleen said...

Wow, that was some party! Looks like everyone had fun!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

the party looked great, and the menu: DEVINE!
Thank you for sharing!

storyteller said...

I was HOPING you'd share photos from the actual event. It looks like one I would have enjoyed attenting ;-)
Hugs and blessings,