Sunday, December 21, 2008

Second Annual Progressive Dinner

We kicked off our Holiday Parties with a Progressive Dinner with all of our neighbors.  We did this last year and now it has become a tradition.  This year our group grew from 10 to 20 people.  It all started because we wanted to see each others houses all decorated up for Christmas, so we made a party out of it. 

We have been so blessed to have GREAT neighbors.  Most of which are in Vegas this weekend...  :(  Boo on them!

Here were our stops during our Progressive Dinner:
STOP 1:  Champagne and Shrimp Cocktail at Jason and Samantha's
STOP 2: Tamales and Margaritas at Ivan and Nancys
STOP 3: Crunchy Shrimp and Wine at Jun and Jodis
STOP 4: Green Chile Soup and wine at Johns - hosted by Stephanie and Jeremy
STOP 5: Soup and Tequila at Christina and Yogi's (I passed on the tequila)
STOP 6: Dessert and wine and Chad and Julie's
STOP 7: Dessert and wine at Kimberly and Ryans
STOP 8: Back to Jason and Samantha's for the White Elephant Exchange

Here are a bunch of pics from the evening, definately NOT in order.

We ended the night with sparklers that Jun and Jodi never got to use at their wedding reception.

Stephanie Broke hers
I don't remember who suggested this, but they decided to Double Dutch the Sparklers

Who doesn't love Sparklers

Jason and Samantha

Jeremy Showing off his White Elephant Gift
All the gifts!  We quite the assortment of gifts ranging from a Das Boot to Pasta to a putting green.

All the Girls
We are at John's House here, but he was out of town, so Jodi and Samanta are taking a picture with "John" in the middle.  THanks John!!
Me and Hubs
The Carratala's drove in from the Burbs.  We all had to catch up with little Samantha.
All the Guys
(Chad, Alex, Ivan, Jason, Ryan, Jeremy and Kenley)
All the GIrls
(Julie, me, Nancy, Samantha, Melissa, Christina, Kimberly, Stephanie)
Ivan the Bartender
Me and Sam

It was great fun as always.  I wonder how big it will get next year??

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