We hosted fondue night and we had a leisurely dining experience with tasty food, good friends, and lively conversation. First course was a spring mix salad with blackberries, sugared almonds, and raspberry dressing. Second course was cheese fondue with dippers: bread cubes, cauliflower, and apple chunks. Third course was Coq Au Vin fondue with steak, shrimp, and pork. Last but definitely not least was chocolate fondue. YUM! Shanna and Todd
Amanda and Ananth
Anders and Joyce indulging in chocolate fondue with strawberries,bananas,pineapple,pound cake and cheesecake. The host and hostess.
Many of you readers probably think that Dave and I are all alone since Shane got married and Tristan is at college most of the time.... but no! We still have Bling Bling. Nearly 8 years ago we agreed that Tristan could get yet one more pet. So Bling Bling entered our lives. Well he is still with us and although we were not terribly thrilled when Tristan left for college without his rabbit.... we are now quite bonded with the little rascal who likes to pull up carpet strands and goes bonkers over yogurt drops.
We took a trip to Iowa to see our college boy Tristan. We had some good family time since Shane and Nikelle met us there. Thanks to our friends Craig and Lani for all their wonderful hospitality. Gavyn and Kekoa before meeting.
Sunday dinner. Nikelle, Kristi, Kekoa, Lani and Gavyn. Craig was working keeping the crime under control... Feeding the hungry college boys! And Shane who is finally not in school (for now anyway). Perry, Erwin, Gaylen, Charles, and Darin. We had to say good bye to Gaylen and Darin since they headed to Louisiana to help the folks down there. We appreciate all the wonderful help they have been to us. Erwin has returned from 45 years in the Phillipines and we are so glad to have him. Charles V. came from Georgia to fill a need here in WI- thanks Georgia!
We stayed home over the holidays and had some lazy days and some very busy days. Just good to have the family around us...
Tristan enjoying doing nothing after slaving away all semester in his architecture program.
Grandma and her grandkids. Mother and daughter.
Shane and Nikelle making dipped pretzel rods. New Years Eve at our house. Happy 21st Birthday Tristan! Meika- the youngest partygoer. Everything is hilarious at 4 AM. A hardy few stayed with us into the wee hours. We get to meet Minah Grace on New Year's Day One of our favorite families. Good friends make the occasion special. Anna,Christine and Nikelle. Minzie and her horse Tristan!
Our Jamaica traveling companions..... A great vacation is all about location, weather and good friends. We were fortunate to have all of these on our trip!
Peggy and the guys! Gary and Ellen Dave and Bonnie Richard and Barb Dave and Shirley with Anders and Joyce Anders and Joyce Wayne and Marilyn Randy and Brenda George and Debbie All tanned and happy in Jamaica!