no, this post is pretty much an excuse to show off more pictures taken of and by our lovely friend who visited us just before and during mardi gras. the king cake fiasco and snow day adventure i posted were just a few elements of our escapades.
|diana selects the precise crawfish she wants me to peel for her, while i am busy taking and tweeting a very bad photo of the whole bowl.|
|john instructs diana on the proper way of getting at the tasty tail meat|
|initially, shari declined to eat them with us, having tried them years before when she visited in louisiana. i think she changed her mind when she saw how much fun the rest of us were having with them.|
|i wanna see you be brave, shari!|
|one of the many moments of hilarity during the evening. it's probably an accurate rendition of how blurry we were after several choice beverages. ahem. as you do.|
|evan is easily amused by my purple mishap|
|i think this piece, a small diversion from the excellent mardi gras playlist courtesy of john and his extensive knowledge of all things musical, was supposed to be something about vikings|
|at udvar-hazy, investigating a real spacesuit|
|steve getting an early start on this year's cheezapalooza|
|i added four flavors of hummus to the round out the table. neighbor extraordinaire tanya brought a fabulous wine.|
shari, my dear friend, who has known me for a time period almost comparable to steve, who comes to visit and vacation with us wherever we move to, who delights in our children and their creative interests, who gossips with me while we scrapbook, who eagerly watches the extended-version-LOTR-with-director's-comments marathons we have hosted, who anticipates writing an original murder mystery for us to host when we make enough local friends to come and participate in it, who is up for just about any adventure we suggest, you are always welcome in our home and in our hearts. i love you!