Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Cookin' Pottin' Celebration!

This weekend marked the end of another successful volleyball season. It's always bittersweet to see another season come to a close; sweet because it sure will be nice to have Neil home earlier. The boys are excited to play with Daddy in the evenings. And I'm looking forward to getting our feet back under us, doing some things that we've been putting off for the last few months, and finally having time to breathe! And Neil can finally get caught up on some sleep! But bitter too, because after three months, we love these girls! Weekends filled with volleyball are a part of our weekly routine. Iain has a whole volleyball team of new best friends, and I don't know what Liam will do without his fan club! We've gotten to know them and appreciate them, and we never know who will be back for next season, so in a way, it's always very sad to see the season end.

Friday night was the last game, and to finish the season in style, we hosted a cookin' pottin' party Saturday night! If you know us well, you've probably heard us talk about the magical cookin' pottin' experience! Maybe you've even done it, or been promised a turn! Basically, we chop up a ton of meat and veggies, put out every sauce and spice we have in our fridge and cupboard, and let everyone go to town! You have a mini frying pan, and each person cooks their own stir-fry at the table. It's awesome! The girls were good sports and really got into it, trying new things and cooking up a storm! It's always fun to cookin' pot with new people, and with a big group, and with 16 people, I think we set a record!

Neil's parents were kind enough to let us use their house to host so we'd have enough room for everyone, and with the fireplace and the candles, it was a perfect, cozy autumn evening! We finished off with lots of yummy fall desserts (peach crisp, pumpkin cheesecake, and apple-raisin "last resort" bread pudding) and games. It was a great way to end the season!

We documented the night by taking pictures of each girl's "record"; the number of pans cooked and eaten! I think the girls had a great time, and I'll let their photos speak for themselves.

Thanks for a great party, and a great season girls! We'll miss our "extended family" of Eagles! Come visit, and keep in touch! And in Iain's words..."Go EAGULLLLLS!!!"

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