Check out the rest of the Family & Friends pics in the slideshow on the right.
As always, we enjoyed way too much food, even though we tried to keep it light this year. Everyone brought “leftovers” from the holidays, most of which were sweets. We also had a few appetizers, some great breads and 3 delicious homemade soups, absolutely amazing Seafood Bisque (thanks Michelle), Jay’s wonderful Chicken Vegetable, and a great new recipe for White Chicken Chili (Thanks Betty Crocker).
Then some of us played a new game (to us) called Traveling Pictionary (thanks Kevin). It’s tons of fun and all you need is paper, pens and a decent-sized group of people (like 6 or more). There are no winners or losers, just lots of laughing.
The rest of the gang sat by the warm fire outside and caught up on the latest in each other’s lives. I’m kinda sad that I didn’t get a chance to get out there by the fire. I was enjoying time with the “kids” and never got outside to enjoy the “grown-ups”. That’s one of my favorite times of year, slowing down for a few hours to catch up with some of our dear friends. What a blessing to have these people in our lives after over 30 years and seeing our children grow up together too! We love being back in town so we have more chances to enjoy these precious friendships.
Sadly we missed a few of the kids and regulars from the group, but we hope they get to join us next year. We really need to set a date now so we can all block it for next season.
We also stopped before the gathering at ASU to take some family photos in front of Grady Gammage, the beautiful auditorium designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. They’re in the slideshow as well. Enjoy!