This first pic is the inside of their front door. They built this adobe home themselves and it has so many gorgeous touches that make it unique. I just love the character of it. The sidelight is made from the bottom of wine bottles. I love the way the light shines thru it.
Most of us arrived by mid-afternoon so we could watch the Cardinals playoff game against New Orleans. We had high hopes, but if you know anything about football, you’ll know that they lost miserably, so the attention soon turned to the delicious food, wonderful fellowship and beautiful weather outside.
We each brought something to contribute to the meal. Appetizers, drinks, desserts, soups, etc. I won’t go into a lot of detail because I forgot to take pictures of the food before it was picked over, but as always, we had so much more than we could eat and EVERYTHING was amazing! If you don’t want to come to these gatherings for any other reason, you will come for the food. We are all very good at putting on a good spread.
During half time, many of us wandered outside to get our minds off the game and to see the latest developments in the Mozingo compound. Some of us were fortunate to get a tour of Rand and Michelle’s winter garden. Brimming with gorgeous greens, turnips, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli and more. It was fun to see and sample so many delicious healthy treats. Thanks Rand! You’re a gardening inspiration.
After the tour we all just hung out in the back yard for a while. I decided this year that I wanted to try to take a group photo at these annual gatherings so that we can look back at the growth and changes that have happened. Sadly we haven’t done it all along, but we still have lots of photos of these times together each year. And now that I have a tripod and a remote control for my camera, it makes it that much easier.
We decided that next year we want to bring marshmallows, chocolate and Ginger Snaps and make a new kind of s’mores. Doesn’t that sound delicious? But what should we call them?