Thursday, December 31, 2009

Party People

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Shandi and the guys

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Danny and Jude

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Nicole,  Nolan,  Carmel,  Jeanine and Bruce

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The Host

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Party Games

Every year at our party we play a girls against guys game of Pictionary.  It’s is always hilarious and very very loud.  Just a few of the participants are slightly competetive and a few like to maybe cheat a little.  I’m not pointing any fingers but you know who you are.

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Katy and David

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Normand, Bruce, Brandi, Jude, Shannon and Donald

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This is a lion.

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Next up Bruce.  With a little help from one of his team mates Bruce got a little mmm shall we say tripped up and had trouble finishing his picture. 

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Doesn’t this look like an alarm to you?  Good try Bruce.

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Jeanine could be just a little competitive.

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Jude may need reading glasses.  He drew angel instead of angle.  His teamates guessed what he drew but  the opposing team wouldn’t count it as a completion.  Sorry boys.

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Victory for the girls again this year.

Girls  2  --- Boys  1

Fun Fun Fun

Now I’m off to have cake for breakfast.

Party Food

Last Night Normand and I had our annual between the holidays party.  We had about 18 party goers and as usual we had a great time.  Here are a few photos of some of the wonderful things we had to eat.  I’m a bad party photographer and didn’t get pictures of everything that everyone 196

Katy brought a beautiful fruit salad and I made a German Chocolate Pie.

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I made two kinds of stuffed mushrooms.  One kind was stuffed with brie and the other with a cream cheese Italian sausage combo.  Robin made Mexican pinwheels and Nicole brought stuffed jalapenos. Jeanine brought delicious crawfish pies, Katy brought a pickled relish salad Yummy.  Shannon brought wings and Brandi brought divine deviled eggs. I made cocktail meatballs, bruchetta, and an eggplant dip.  Robin also made bacon wrapped green beans. There may have been something but since I was too busy eating it and not taking it’s picture I can’t remember.  Maybe that’s because there were lots of bottles of adult beverages consumed. ;)

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Rocky Road Cake

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Pecan Pie

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Mocha Coffee Punch

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Happy New Year

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas with the Armentors

We always spend Christmas Day in Coteau with my parents and family.  This year Momma cooked both a seafood gumbo and chicken-sausage-duck gumbo-- oh my goodness soo good.  Daddy made his yummy fruit salad and we had lots of delicious sweets, sides and of course Robin’s chocolate delight.

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A good time was had by all.

Christmas Breakfast

After finishing with our gifts we sat down for a delicious breakfast of Christmas breakfast casserole, fresh fruit salad, banana bread and Martinellis apple cider. We were joined by Andrew’s girlfriend Angie Dunphy, her brother Pat and our friend Gary Watts.

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Sausage, Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole

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Pat’s Christmas Gift.  It’s a long story folks.

pictures 115-084 My children love our tradition of always having Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider for holiday breakfast.  Normand’s parents always had it for the kids every holiday meal.  It always makes us think of them on the holidays.  I wish they were still here.

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Christmas ball centerpiece.

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Much needed cuppa Joe.

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Aimee, Jess, Pat and Andrew