Monday, December 15, 2008

No "Silent Nights" around here.....

......not when this group's around!   And they're all showing up here in 'Bama the day after Christmas.

Let me introduce the Fam.....(I pulled out some really old pictures just to piss them off....I can hear them whining all the way down here)

From left to right....Zach, Annie, Barry, Charlotte and Will
Z, A, C, and W are nieces and nephews and B is my step-son

Z, A, C, W and B

The 'rents are actually leaving The Villages (where they are President and First Lady)

Raffie's (left) BFF and Uncle Carson will be reluctantly joining the festivities.  He hopes that Raf has learned some manners in the past year, but isn't expecting much.  Rafter LOVES him (in the biblical sense) if you know what I mean.

Are they not the absolute cutest???  Ashley's been Z's blushing bride for a little over a year now, so all bets are off, baby.  You're a part of us now!!  And we're thrilled.

OK, I lied....those two aren't the cutest....this guy is.  Since he's theirs, I guess they're all the cutest.  Enough.  This is Reece and I can't wait to spoil him ROTTEN while he's here!

A & C's BFF Jenn (aka "Duuuude") is coming.

Oh....and look who's making a celebrity appearance.....Mr. B.

This was actually the point of this Ashley's request (she's never had them), I made my "famous" Stoli Doli's.  You know how most family's have these great recipes that everyone wants and get passed down over the years??  Well the only recipe this group has requested from me is this one.....pineapple and vodka.  I should be offended, but I'm not......this is killa and anyone (and I mean anyone) can make it.  Fill a jar with pineapple....cover it with vodka....let it sit for 4-5 days.....put some ice in a glass and DRINK.  (Everyone has to eat a piece of the pineapple their first time, but my suggestion is DON"T) 

The making of Stoli's usually leads to this.....

......which leads to this.

I'm so excited about everyone coming....thank God I have enough room  ;)

Hopefully none of these will be visiting!!!

HO!  HO!  HO!


  1. I don't know how many Penny Vincenzis you've read but the trilogy about the publishing house is brilliant. However, Windfall is my absolute favourite and, in my opinion, the best thing she's ever done. Rumour has it that there's going to be a film of it one day.

    Laura Essendine
    Author – The Accidental Guru
    The Books Limited Blog

  2. Laura....I have read the trilogy and LOVED it. Have not read Windfall but it may not be available in the US as of yet. I'll definitely look for it. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. haha i hate that picture of me dillaaa. but this is like my favorite post yet. I can't wait for all of us to be down there. except duuude isn't coming, jenna is now cause duuude will be in D.C.