The Party

On Saturday, we invited a bunch of family over for a little brawl.  It was a potluck brawl so we didn’t have to do that much prep.   I did some baking:

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Jon did a little arranging:

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But we had one sunflower we weren’t able to fit in the vase:

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Jon cut it short and placed it in a small bowl in the guest bathroom.  How cute is that?!!!

George spent most of his time outside:

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And then people started to show up!!!

George and our niece, Kennedy:

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Our nephew, Kai, and niece, Toya:

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George with the cousin of my cousin, Taylor.

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Cousins:

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Nephews, Kaz (pronounced like Cause) and Kai, Kennedy, my sister and her husband…and a photobomb by my sister-in-law’s dad, Mitsuo.  Are you confused yet???

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It’s good to have the nephews back in town:

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Oh and there was drinking!  My dad spent all week making pineapple vodka for pineapple martinis.  He soaked fresh pineapple in vodka for three days.  It soaked in this beautiful thing:

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Once it was done, he kept it cold in the freezer.  When it was time to make drinks, dad mixed the alcohol with simple syrup in a martini shaker.  Apparently, it was amazing:

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And you see the glowing ice cube???  Well…

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It changes color!! Pretty cool, right?

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Thanks for being an excellent drink model, Jon!!!

So that’s some of the prep and some of the players from the family brawl.  There are quite a few more pictures, but I’ll save those for tomorrow.

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2 Responses to The Party

  1. Allison says:

    Random question: do you not drink? Is it a calorie thing or just a preference?
    Hope this isn’t too personal, I just noticed you tend to pass on the boozy beverages

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