Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Day 2

So we're making lemonade!!! The weather is crappy, but it hasn't dampened our fun. We go poured on at the beach yesterday. When it didn't seem to be letting up, we headed back.
This is one mean looking sea!!! Dark, but beautiful in its own way! I love that this full color photo looks like it's black and white. I'll definitely be doing something with it.

We started the day with breakfast hosted by Stephanie and Mitchell. They went with a beach theme.

 Food-wise, they served grilled Nutella and banana paninis ---so delicious---with sliced strawberries. I'll definitely be making them the next time we go to the farm.
Luckily, the sun came out in the afternoon. Rather than head to the beach to get rained on again, we stayed at the private pool at this house we've rented. We ended up having about 3 or 4 hours of sun.

Next up was dinner with "team throttle back"---Butch and Nicky. Everyone was excited to see what they came up with and they didn't disappoint. You can never tell about those quiet ones!!
Here's how they began it:
They served fish and shrimp tacos---some were blackened. They really had a lot of work peeling and deveining those shrimp. They had a refried bean casserole and cole slaw with them. The peach and mango salsa was really good too. Key Lime pie for dessert---I should have guessed that is it's one of Butch's favorites.
 We got a laugh out of the fact that the boys used the placemats from breakfast. With Butch's passion for recycling, I wouldn't have expected anything less!
 They even had a palm tree centerpiece. They were very thrifty---found everything at the dollar store.
 Getting the family to hold off on the food while I snap some shots is hard. Everyone's hungry all the time!
Nicky and Butch greeted everyone with leis and then led them to the party.

After dinner, we played "chicken foot." We played the night before until midnight, but this night, everyone was tired. Elizabeth won for the second night in a row. This time we played for a penny a point. She was complaining that she didn't want to play for money. I told her that she didn't have to, but then she couldn't win the money either. In the end, she decided that she wanted to be "in" for the money. Luckily she changed her mind since she ended up winning about $10.00.


  1. I love that the table is decorated for each meal.

    1. Chipper, the plastic bag is called a "crock pot liner." I only recently discovered them. Makes clean up a breeze!!

  2. Oh barbara, what a fantastic idea! I just loved the dancing.

  3. This looks like such a neat idea - everyone only has to do one meal so everyone is having fun with the themes.


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