Monday, December 6, 2010

The Annual Schwantz Christmas Party!

I'm blessed with absolutely wonderful in-laws! Patrick's parents throw a Christmas party every year that is just so much fun. Usually there is some kind of theme; last year was beer and everyone brought a pint glass for the exchange, this year was wine and everyone brought a wine stopper.

And his parents (with the help of a few friends) cook dinner for fifty or so people. This year was Italian, Pasta with three different homemade sauces, Caesar salad from scratch and bruschetta. It was delicious!

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homemade alfredo

merry freakin



wine stopper lottery

Here's a few pictures before the crowds arrive. I got so caught up in the party these are the only pictures I took. But I guess, it's better than none.

Oh, the most adorable dogs, Murph and Charlie!

Cass and Sly, Brother and Sister in-law

me and pat
The most in-focus picture Cass could take of us.

And on a completely unrelated note, a Happy 95th Birthday to my great-grand mother Ellen Jane Gillies!

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

What a lovely family. Everyone looks like they are having a lot of fun. Oh and great pictures. What kind of camera are you using?

lacy said...

that looks like so much fun! the whole thing... bruchetta to stoppers!

Brooke Ann Dove said...

I shoot with a Nikon D300...16-35mm lens. It was such a great party!