Monday, January 12, 2009

peter's 40th

I feel like I was going to post about something . . .

oh yes, that's right.

my old, geezer brother turned 40 (I can say that because he doesn't read my blog - hey pete!) and his lovely wife threw him a surprise party this weekend.

he was surprised. hurrah!
then we feasted on chips, tomatillo salsa and my dad's guacamole. luckily, I captured this moment of sarah's snacking. I cherish this photo.then, I lick/flipped off (not on purpose) david while he took a picture of me putting the finishing touches on my lemon custard cake. then I got serious about it.
then, darin presented dinner. red bell corn chowder (fantastic), an herbed strawberry and orange leafy salad and quesadilla paninis (black bean and chicken, mushroom and olive) along with blueberry sodas. yum-star.we all sat down to eat (did I do anything but take pictures this night?) and had a grand time making fun of things like the landmark restaurant food (a salad bar of packaged lettuce, ranch dressing and . . . quail eggs? I'm such a food snob.)
darin made peter wear a jazz cap and a silly t-shirt. we then proceeded to "roast" him.alice and jay started off with a rousing rendition of "it's the end of your youth as you know it".
then mark began the gift giving by whipping out his photoshopped portrait of "peter at the beach" (a payback for all of peter's snide birthday e-mails of mark with a photoshopped mullet).other gifts given - chest shaving cream, GQ magazine from the 80's, a port-a-potty/walker . . . gag gifting is so much more fun than regular.
we ended the evening with a game of charades - peter style. there were some awesome actions/guesses going on. "stretchy pants" and "koala bear" were just a few. good times with the family. happy birthday pete!

15 comments :

  1. happy birthday peter! that looks so fun, and the food! wow. yum. someday i hope to attend a family gathering of yours...

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  2. It was such a fun night. Delicious food and lots of laughter! I laughed much!

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  3. yeah- i'm sorry, but those checkered dishes are delicious!

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  4. Love all the decorations and the food sounds delish!

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  5. Your parties always look soo beautiful and fun. I guess it's all the talent in your family :]

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  6. I swear you guys throw the best parties. Can I please come? The food looks divine- the dishes it is served on is great too! Your desserts- ahhh heavenly. Looks like pure fun.

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  7. Looks like you guys roasted him pretty good! Your family really knows how to throw parties thats for sure! We had fun with you guys on Saturday! I am so sad that I lost Ticket to Ride by FOUR points! I was so close dang it! :)

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  8. Are those MacKenzie Childs dishes (the checkered ones)??? Love them! Wish I could have joined your fam for a night!

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  9. So glad you liked that soup. It is a goody.

    You should link to me more often. It makes my hits jump which then makes my self-esteem jump.

    I am so pathetic.

    With love, your blogging soul mate

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  10. Your gatherings always look like something out of a magazine!

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  11. Oh my goodness, will you mail me that cake on my birthday...it's in july remember! and...miss you ;o)

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  12. Oh what a fun party that must have been!~
    I love your table setting!
    Peter and I went to MHS together and I also took piano lessons from Connie Young with him and a few of the girls.

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  13. How fun! I'm in love with those dinner plates!

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  14. And HEY! Who you callin an old geezer at the tender age of 40? ;)

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