The Fiesta and Elaine

The fiesta was a huge hit. There were 53 people in our house, including kids. I have to start by saying how thankful I am that it wasn’t too cold outside so all the kids could be out of the house. That was very fortunate for my house.

Here’s photographic proof that Elaine and Anya were there.

Elaine and Anya

We ate some really, really yummy food. Tacos with all kinds of fillings, shredded beef, ground beef, shredded chicken, bell peppers and onions.. YUM! All the kids spend the evening terrorizing our back yard, while the adults kept watch on the back porch. Those without children enjoyed their evening in the house. As the night progressed, people slowly trickled out, the kids slowly trickled in and things started to wind down.

While I had such a great time, I have to say the best part of the night was when my friends Melissa and Sarah stayed to help me and Elaine clean up. I can’t say how much that meant to me!

View the slide show of the whole party.

I had so much fun with Elaine, she’s really, really great. And I thought that her blog is a really good extension of who she is. You know she’s taller in real life than she seems on the internet?

Here’s Jim with Baby Anya, she wasn’t a big Jim fan (but she liked me!) and this was the first time that he held her that she didn’t burst into tears.

Jim and Anya

Sunday, Eden and I took Elaine and Anya to Ouray. Ouray is one of the coolest little towns in Colorado and boasts a great little hot springs pool.

Eden and Anya were really excited to start swimming.
Eden and Anya

Isn’t it beautiful?
Ouray Mountains

Overall it was a really great weekend. I’m so grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to meet an amazing person over the internet. I’m thankful for all of you, I can’t say all the ways these relationships I’ve developed have impacted my life.

And now I think I’m going to sleep for the next week straight.

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9 Responses to “The Fiesta and Elaine”

  1. Jill

    Sounds like a great party… sorry to have missed it!

  2. Fuzzypeach

    Sounds like a blast! Your slideshow link didn’t work, but omg that town is gorgeous! I want to move there!

  3. sarahgrace

    Yes- it was a blast and Elaine is as cool as I thought she would be! (and I thought she would be shorter too…he he) Glad to have been part of all the fun!

  4. kelli

    Thats so great that you guys had the opportunity to meet! Sounds like you had a blast. The pictures are great. I like the one of Jim and Anya.

  5. tricia

    Your weekend and party sound like such fun….if I didn’t live hald a continent away I surely would have crashed it.

  6. elizabeth

    sounds like the fiesta was quite the success! and how awesome is that that you met another blogger :)

  7. Cara

    It looks like such a great time! Hot spring sounds soooo wonderful about now. I imagine Elaine is just as great in person if not more, as well as you!

  8. Daph

    Looks like everyone had a blast! What fun! :D

  9. Carrington

    I would just like to point out that you guys stopped doing Fiesta Blevinza the year we became friends. Coincidental?

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