Christmas Lights and Dinner with Friends

December 7, 2008 at 9:39 AM (Food, Friends, Pets)

Ben adorned our front deck/stairs with LED Christmas lights today.

We also hosted a dinner with our friends Jon, Talissa, newborn Mazie, Jen, and Jesse tonight.  Ben and I made spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, and Guinness cake.  We used Rachel Ray’s recipe for the spaghetti and meatballs and Nigella Lawson’s recipe for the chocolate Guinness cake.  They are chefs and can be seen on Food Network for those of you who haven’t heard of them.  The dinner turned out well.  Talissa and I enjoyed some chianti with our dinner (thanks to our friends Gary and Jenna who gave the wine to Ben and I!).  After dinner, Ben, Jesse, and Jon played the Transformers version of Risk while Talissa, Jen, and I hung out in the kitchen.  Jen made some tasty treats while we were hanging out.

Check out the pictures below which capture some of the events from today!

Ben hanging Christmas lights.

Ben hanging Christmas lights.

Arya watching us from inside the bay window.

Arya watching us from inside the bay window.

Table set for company.  Temporary dining table and chairs.

Table set for company. Temporary dining table and chairs.

Wine glass and decoration.

Wine glass and decoration.

Ben and his balls.  Haha.  He's making meatballs for the spaghetti.

Ben and his balls. Haha. He's making meatballs for the spaghetti.

Buddy and Joey laying in Mazie's car seat.

Buddy and Joey laying in Mazie's car seat.

The guys playing Risk.

The guys playing Risk.

Talissa and Mazie.

Talissa and Mazie.

Mazie!

Mazie!

Talissa, Mazie, and Buddy.

Talissa, Mazie, and Buddy.

Talissa and Mazie.

Talissa and Mazie.

Jen and Mazie.

Jen and Mazie.

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1 Comment

  1. Aubre said,

    Wow, aren’t you Martha Stewart! Beautiful place settings! I love the square plates. I love the pics where you can see a little of your neighborhood, it looks so beautiful! That baby is too darn cute…..give you a little baby itch?? 🙂 I love seeing all your pics!! Have a great week my friend!

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