Category Archives: parties

Garibaldi’s Catering

I don’t know about you but my favorite thing to make for dinner is…reservations!  That being said it was terrific fun to have Chef Garibaldi come over and guide 7 of us couples through yummy chicken marsala and chicken cacciatore dishes.  Not only is Kevin a great chef but he knows how to teach as well…he does have years of teaching high schoolers after all!  Thank you Kevin for your patience,humor and mad cooking skills!  I just hope my husband doesn’t expect too much from me now:P
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Noah turns 8

This has been a year to remember for my little animal lover.  Because of our move to the ‘country’ Noah has went from one pet to…let’s just say, many pets.  Nothing could make him happier than his animals.  Here’s his annual Q and A for this year!  I couldn’t help but notice how much more serious he was answering his questions this year…yep, he’s growing up! 

What are you going to be when you grow up?  Animal scientist

What is your favorite subject at school? Science

What is your favorite animal?  Cheetah

How many pets do you have right now?  22

What is your least favorite chore?  Cleaning up my room

What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed up?  9:41pm

Do you have a crush on someone?  Yes

What are you looking for in a girl?  A soft heart and who loves God (well, that was a little deeper than I was expecting!)

What if your girlfriend doesn’t like animals?  I guess I’d always have to go to her house

How many children do you want?  2, a boy and a girl

Do you wish your family was bigger?  No

Where are you going to live when you grow up?  In the woods or mountains

What is your favorite joke?  What did the wrestler drink at the party?  Punch!

Use one word to describe yourself.  Silly

'german shepherd with boy'

'boy with cat'

'silkie chick'




For his 8 year birthday Noah decided he wanted a birthday party like his brother Simon.  A party at the house with some friends… except with a Skylanders theme. Sounds simple enough, right?  But for those who don’t know what Skylanders are(and I didn’t)it’s a relatively new video game.  New enough I found out that there were no party supplies to be found.    Luckily Pinterest had a few ideas out there to copy;)  Halfway through decorating he had the nerve to ask when I was going to start decorating for his party!  Whoa!  Next year it’ll be Chuck e Cheese for these boys!
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'skylander candy'
'chompies truffles'

'smashed sheep'


'skylander scavenger hunt'
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Deepa’s Bridal Shower

We all wondered who would be the girl who would steal our friend Aaron’s heart. And here she is, 3 years after they officially met in Happy, Texas of all places.  Sounds like a great place to meet your other half;) 

Here’s a peek at the bridal shower that we put together for our new friend Deepa…





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Simon turns 5

I keep telling this kid that he’s not allowed to grow up.  And while it took me forever to post this entry, it doesn’t mean that his birthday didn’t happen:(  He’s a five-year old boy who wishes school was 8 days a week, wonders what God looks like and thinks girls are weird.  He orders caesar salad at every restaurant, thinks convertibles are just cars wearing hoodies and makes up phrases like ‘criminal festival’ and ‘chicken butt’.  So even though I can only get away with kissing him once he’s sleeping, he’s still my little baby who’s not allowed to have anymore birthdays.

What’s the hardest thing about being a kid?  That you can’t do anything.

How old are you when you are a grown up?  13 then 15, 16 and 17.

What are you going to be when you grow up?  A power ranger because they save people.

Who will you be voting to be president?  Mr. Popper.

Would you want to be the president?  Yeh, so I can boss people around.

If the Queen came to lunch what would you serve her?  Pea soup.

Do you think you will ever get married?  No, because at the party I got the coin so I’m going to be rich.

Where are you going to live when you grow up?  At my same house.

WHAT?!  You going to live with us? I thought that when I grew up you were going to be dead. I see.

Where would you like to travel to?  Hawaii because I’ve never been there.

Who would you take with you?  When I’m older I would go by myself.

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What I want to be when I grow up…

This summer the boys and I hosted a ‘what i want to be when i grow up’ party.  We asked that their friends come dressed up as their future selves.  Check out their cuteness!

Shout out to Chef Guida, aka Sarah for helping with the party and grabbing the camera when I had to put it down!

Food was served for the future astronauts out there…

and the firefighters…

Food for the farmers AND drinks for sneaky mustached ninja’s.

And to top it off…the guests had their futures determined by the inside of their cupcake!

If they got a penny, they’d wind up RICH!  Girls pay close attention!  Hahaha…

A ring meant you’d get married and since the party consisted of mainly boys, most were hoping to find a button which meant they’d never get married!

If your cupcake had a baby inside it meant you’d have a family.  Again, not super popular among the boys!

It turned out to be a typical hot Cali day so the costumes didn’t stay on for long!  What was I thinking?  A costume party in the summer?!

Thank you little people for a great time! Don’t grow up too fast!

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