Monday, January 19, 2009

Sam's 40th in a Blizzard



We celebrated Sam's 40th a few weeks late with a dinner party for 12 last night while outside it snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed (see? out the window?). All of our friends rallied big time to get babysitters picked up and settled before heading over on the terrible roads. I had been home all day cooking a heap of food, with the help of Meredith and my mom, so I was really glad everyone made it. Sam was kicked out all day and came home in time to shovel the foot of snow off the driveway and take a shower.


I had a great time planning this menu and cooking, and almost all the photos I took are of the food (sorry).



These appetizers were all Meredith.








woo hoo! Sangria makes me smiley.

Mer and Jason hung out with us till the wee hours.




4 comments:

Carver Fam said...

It was so fun. Thank you for all of it- the food, the company, and especially the sangria...

Frederique said...

That looked like a fantastic party, Sam is a lucky man and I am sure it shows that you feel like a pretty lucky woman too!!! the food looked scrumptious...Happy 40th!!!

Lisa said...

Wow! you outdid yourself, Em. And for you that's a feat in and of itself. Looks like a lovely party. -Lisa

Paige said...

Happy Birthday Sam!! May the next 40 be as great as the first 40!!