Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our fabulous friends, and their fabulous party.

Let me tell you about our friend Melanie. 

Melanie is fabulous. She gardens, makes homemade salsa and jams, she's thrifty, and creative. I strive to be like her when I grow up. 

She's also a former teacher. So, THIS is exactly how you might find Melanie at any moment. 

And this here is Matt.

Oh, HOW do I ever describe Matt?

Matt will say ANYTHING. Usually when it's the LEAST appropriate time, and he's by far, one of the funniest people I have ever met. And he's also a fabulous friend.

And those two fabulous people, host a fabulous Christmas party every year.

We've been going to that party for years, but sadly had to miss last year, the first one we've missed in 9 years.


This was the year of the comeback.

We were back with our people.

And Melanie doesn't just throw some half-slop party thing together

Everything is decked out.

And the food?

Oh the food is wonderful.

With something yummy

Everywhere you turn.

But other than admiring Melanie and all her work

We are all together to have fun.

As you can imagine there are MANY a picture taken

My greasy head says hello!

Seriously I think 150 pictures were taken

I just can't help myself. 

But you must know, that somewhere throughout the night, things start to go awry.

We go from lovely poses, to things you're just not sure about.

Or you might even run into a one-man-show

Reenacting his wife

Throwing their newborn baby.

And there is always a point in the evening when I lose my camera

And beautiful pictures are taken.

I can't take blame for some of these

But then?

THEN there is Steve. 

 Steve can't be explained.

You just have to know him.

And that's the thing

I can't explain all these people and what they mean to me.

I'm just so happy to know them all. 


Jaime Mac said...

SO MUCH FUN! Melanie is definitely a creative gal! What a great night with all your (weird) people! :)

Tracey said...

I LoVe that you are like, "and then there is Steve"!! Lmbo ;-)

And, Eric's reenactment--he is insane. And a little crazy.

I absolutely love that you were able to be there this year!! Such a fantastic party!

Susie said...

That looked like a fun night with some great friends!! Glad you all had fun!!

Jill said...

Melanie is so gifted at all that. LOVE all her decorations. Looks like a crazy night with some great people! ;)

Jami said...

So, so happy you guys could be in town this year. It's been three years since we both have attended in the same year.
You got some great pictures.

Jessica said...

Looks like a great time!