Saturday, December 7, 2013


We had a party to celebrate a some momentous events!
Jim's 60th birthday, our first year in Bend, and meeting some Twitter friends.
We had a really good time and so glad these folks braved the snow and treacherous roads on our snowy butte to come.

Here are some pix of the evening...

Not exactly chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but roasting just the same...

Getting the Bouquet GarnĂ­ ready for the mulled wine

Tortellini, tomatoes, snap peas marinating for the skewers

Getting the table ready

Mulling....and very good!

Jess and Joe

Judy, Sara, Mark, Brittany, Derek and Roger

Jess and TSK - Jess is Dana's brother who came from Sacramento, CA for the party.

Mark, tsk, Roger and baby Levi

Judy, Bill, Joan, and Mark

Judy, Bill, Joan, Mark, Jess, TSK, and Carrita

Sara and Bob

Mark, Jess, and TSK

Joan and baby Levi

Joan, TSK, and Christy (baby Levi's mom)

Bill and Bob

Joan, TSK, Christy, Karen and Carrita with baby Levi

Bill and TSK

Bob and TSK
Bill wrote a birthday song for Jim!

...and sang it for us, it was great!

The Song

Thanks Bill and Joan!

Thank you Mariner!
A wonderful evening was had by all (we hope!)
Looking forward to many more years here. Next party when there is no snow and you can see the fantastic mountain views we have.
Thank you everyone!