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Saturday, December 29, 2007

This One's For You, Danielle!

Ok, so Jim has been on me for the last month: "Kelly, why don't you have a blogspot" and "Kelly, we should have a blogspot". Well, the truth is, I really don't feel like I have a lot to write about. And I am quite sure you all probably don't want to read a re-cap of what happened on the re-run of King of Queens last night... But, having read Danielle's post on a semi regular basis, and being hopped up on a lot of sugar right now, I am feeling inspired! So Danielle, this blog's for you! :)

Tonight, was the first ever "Family" Progressive Dinner. In case you don't know what that is: Each family that participates, hosts a different part of the dinner. This time we went in a big circle. We started at Mom and Dad Ambrosino's for appetizers and mocktails. Mom made mock mimosa's (some had cranberry juice and the non-alcoholic champagne; some had pear juice, cranberry juice and the champagne; and then some had the regular OJ and champagne) They were DELICIOUS!

Next we traveled to Matt & Kerry's house for soup. Matthew actually cooked for this one and made the yummiest Cheese and Chicken chowder... Knowing that there was still a salad, entree and dessert portion, it took everything in me to not ask for a second helping! During the soup portion, we had fun making fun of Kyle for having a Rachel Ray magazine in his room (with sticky notes throughout)... He claims he was just reading it for the articles (hee hee)... However, I have to say, my little bro is a great cook!

We then went over to Phil and Kimberly's for salad. I am sad to say that we forgot to get pictures there. It's actually quite a miracle that we took any photos. Jim and I are famous for bringing our camera every where and not getting the first picture! :( Kimberly made a regular tossed salad, and then had some toppings that we were able to add to. Plus, you would have thought you were at the grocery store with all the salad dressings to choose from! For any of you who may be wondering... the kids were all with us, however they were off playing somewhere!

Next we made way to Mom and Dad Miller's house where we enjoyed a rib roast that Daddy had been cooking for 4.5 hours on the grill today. Mom made a delicious side dish of roasted potatoes and carrots. Now, you may notice in this photo Kyle holding a beer... (WE DO NOT CONDONE UNDERAGE DRINKING!!!) Dad Ambrosino brought his "cooler" to each house, and here, well, Kyle was being Kyle! :)

Then finally, when everyone was completely stuffed and couldn't possibly eat another bite of food... we all scatted to our vehicles and headed to my house for dessert and after-dinner drinks! And needless to say, I will be taking a ton of dessert to church tomorrow! :) If you look carefully in the very right hand corner of the picture, Brady is standing there with a coffee mug... He thinks he is HOT STUFF! We put sparkling grape juice in his cup and he said, "Mmmm, I'm drinkin' Hot Chockielate" (yes pronounce it the way it's spelled and that will be the correct way) :)

Here's another picture with he and Abbey drinking out of their "grown-up" coffee cups!

All in all, it was a great night. All the families seemed to enjoy themselves and if all goes well, we plan to make this an annual thing! I think maybe more time should be allotted for each place (which would mean we would have to start earlier). But I thought it was a lot of fun!


strem said...

I've been involved in a few progressive dinners but none that look as much fun as your family's version. Looking forward to your future posts!!!

Dani said...

Woohoo!!! You have a blog.

I use to know someone who made a movie of a progressive dinner. However, your's looks way more fun that the movie! :)

The deserts at church, yum!

Owl of the Desert said...

Yeah for blogs! My sister used to participate in progressive dinners in college at Auburn, but I haven't ever been to one. Looks like a lot of fun, though!

This is Laura, by the way. :-)