Happy Anniversary to us…Let’s ParTay

We’ve got the fire going so come on, enjoy the music, movies, games, food and do whatever you want to do.

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Joy’s Stuff

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Pam

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Luisa Doraz

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Sue

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Nikki


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Laura (LS)

Ok… here we go.

First, my PJ’s. I usually sleep in BEARS pj pants and a long-sleeved BEARS shirt, but out of respect for you… and the fact that I don’t wish to be set-upon by a flock of Vikings Fans (unless, of course, they look like Dylan Bruno lauraor Richard Armitage… then I completely surrender ALL clothing..)

Im spending some of my meticulously squirreled-away money, and springing on a new pair of pj’s. Aren’t they ADORABLE???? (they’d better be, they’re on sale for $106.00!!!)

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I will, of course, have my jeans, Keens (shoes), and Bears sweatshirt, as well as a parka, snowpants, boots, raincoat, and bathing suit with me, so I’m completely prepared for MN weather. Which is alarmingly similar to Iowa weather.

Every good campfire demands good food.

I make a MEAN dutch-oven cobbler, so save me a little space next to the fire, and allow me to steal some of those red-hot coals. I’m planning on Black Forest, which is dark chocolate cake (I know, it’s supposed to be Devil’s Food. I hate devil’s food. deal), cherries, fudge topping, and whipped cream. I may substitute ice cream for that hot/cold contrast.

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I cannot survive without my nippy bottle, so if you don’t have any, I’ll bring some…

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You asked for Tunage… I figure that there will be lots of people talking and carrying on around the campfire, so background music is good. But it should also be stuff that you know. Finally, I’m not into heavy, loud stuff – not for a campfire, anyway – I prefer something mellow and laid back. So I’ll be bringing two of my favorite mellow and laid back cd’s:

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They’re also “beachy”, so it will help us stay warm… generating images of sand and surf.
If it gets cold, and that fire just doesn’t cut it, I also have some movies that I’ll be bringing. Here are two, I may bring more. If I do bring more, they will be of the Family-Friendly Action/Adventure variety (Indiana Jones 4, Sahara), Romantic Comedy (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), and Just Plain Funny (Liar Liar). But these are the two definite ones that are already packed. One that will appeal to the guys, and one that will appeal to the girls. But both are suitable for all …

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You can’t beat “It goes to 11”, and “INCONCEIVABLE!!!” We’ll be quoting them all night long!

That’s what I have packed so far. I may grab a few more things on the way out the door.

OH… by the way… Hot Rod will be spending the evening with his grandparents, so I can have a little adult time, but do you mind if I bring Cruise? He’s ALWAYS up for a party!!

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yes, those are Hot Rod’s underpants in his mouth. (and yes, they were clean. He grabbed them from the laundry basket!)
Hugs!!!

Gary

Here are my items for the PJ party!! HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! I’m looking forward to the party!! I’m bringing my favorite Chicago Cubs boxers and t-shirt to sleep in…

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One of my favorite CD’s for our listening enjoyment (Bob Marley – Legend)…..Hopefully a little Bob Marley will put us all in the spirit of warm weather.

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One of my favortie DVD’s (Girls Gone Wild)

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I’m bringing some Miller High Life for our host because I know it’s your favorite

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I’m also bringing some Corona and some limes

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Last but not least…..some flaming hot Munchies to munch on.

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DM

I found a picture of me when I was younger in PJ’s : Hope that will work 😉 DM

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if you post my u2 song…make a note…must be played LOUD with speakers cranked…thanks!
Jen in her pj’s, then and now.
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Jen being silly.
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Honey-Garlic Ribs

Vegetarians turn away. Meat eaters yummy We made this recipe the other night

and it turned out really good. It’s a keeper. Hope you Enjoy.

Honey-Garlic Ribs

4 pounds pork spareribs or pork

loin back ribs

1 cup honey

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1) Cut ribs into serving-size pieces;place in a large resealable plastic bag. Combine the

remaining ingredients;pour half the marinade over ribs.

2) Seal bag and turn to coat;refrigerate for several hours or overnight,turning bag occasionally.

Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade. Drain and discard marinade from ribs.

3) Place ribs on a rack in a greased shallow baking pan. Cover and bake at 350* for 1 hour. Drain

and discard marinade from ribs Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes or until eat is tender,brushing

occasional with pan juices. Yield. 4 servings.

Tenderizing Ribs

Tenderize ribs so the meat pulls easily from the bones.

First, place serving-size portions on a rack in a shallow

baking pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350* for

1 hour;drain. Then finish cooking as recipe directs.

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113 Responses to Happy Anniversary to us…Let’s ParTay

  1. YOU DID IT ON WHOLE YEAR CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    I HATE THE OFFICE COMPUTER KEY BOARD IT IS WORN OUT! ONE WHOLE YEAR YIPPY! CONGRATSSSSSSSSS!

  2. SKL says:

    Woo hoo! This is still my favoriet blog . . .

    Hey, how about making it even better – if we each log in 5-10 times today, the site will hit 100,000 hits on the 1-year anniversary. Would that be cool?

    • nikki says:

      How cool would that be?????
      SLK…you have been one of our if not the most loyal friends. I know Joy cares a great deal about you and so do I. You helped make this happen!! So thank you SKL!! 🙂

    • Joy says:

      I thank you SKL. You’ve been here with me all along and gave me encouragement when I really needed it. I come to you with a lot of questions and your always there for me. It’s been my pleasure getting to know you in the blog land and personally as well.

      THANK YOU

  3. nikki says:

    This is gonna be soooo fun!!!!! We’re gonna party like ROCK STARS!!! Okay maybe not quite but close!! 🙂
    Gary I knew you’d bring some Corona!!! lol Those Hot Munchies look good too!!
    I love what everyone brought, it’s gonna be one hell of a party! 🙂

  4. Gary says:

    Hi Everyone!!

    Joy: Happy Blogiversary!! Keep up the GREAT work!! MMMMMMMMMM, smooooores!

    JavaJunkie: Glad you brought twilight to watch. I haven’t seen it yet. Remember, we are reviewing it TOGETHER on my blog. LOL

    Pam: Nice jammies! 😉 Nice selection of booze is always good!

    Luisa: I’m the scrabble KING….let’s play!!! 😀

    Sue: Nice jammies…;-)

    Nikki: MMMMMMMMMMM, BROWNIES!

    Laura (LS): A big HELLO to a fellow parrot head! Great music selection!! 😀

    DM: U2 ROCKS!

    Jennifer: Can’t wait to watch Pulp Fiction! GREAT MOVIE! Just one thing….can you replace the Viking hat with a Bears hat??

    Starla: Your ribs sound GREAT! I can’t wait to try them!

    I just noticed that I am the only “dude” here with 10 women. SUCKS TO BE ME!!! ROFLMAO!!!

  5. Doraz says:

    Well, hope no one calls the police!!! Lots of fun!!!! 🙂

  6. Doraz says:

    Joy, glad you will have the situation “under control!!!” You are going to have your hands full with all of us crazy people!!! LOL

  7. Just a Mom says:

    Happy Anniversary to you guys! You guys do an awesome job and I am glad I found you all! 🙂

  8. LET’S SEE, I HAVE A PLAN, TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC LET ME SEE WHAT I CAN DO! GIVE ME 30 MINUTES TO WATCH IT GROW! A SEED I WILL PLANT FOR A DAY OF GROWTH CONSIDER IT A GIFT FROM THE MAD MAN HATTER! CHECK THE STATS REAL CLOSE THE REST OF TODAY. CAN YOU INCLUDE A COUNTER SO WE CAN SEE THE NUMBERS ROLL IN LIKE A VEGAS SLOT MACHINE???????

  9. matt says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

  10. YOU HAVE BEEN http://alphainventions.com/ CHECK YOUR STATS WATCH IT GROW. NO JOKE THIS TIME TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!

  11. starlaschat says:

    Funny Alphainventions, that’s a true story. One day they showed up at my site I didn’t know what was going on but in two hours the stats went through the roof.

    Joy Nikki and Sue Congratulations!!! Wonderful job I know it’s a lot of work and great job on putting together the party. The hostess with the mostess.:+).

    Sorry about being the only one to bring a recipe, I got a little confused on that one, I suppose no one else wore a duck suit either? Looking forward to the day, I don’t know if I can dance in this thing.;+)

  12. YEH STARLA I DID YOU ON THEM, GARY’S, AND DORAZ JUST TRYING TO HELP IT BE SEEN MORE! JOY NEEDS TO LEARN TO TRUST MORE! ANYWAY JOY, NIKKI AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY I DID A CLICK HERE LINK ON MY PAGE THAT IS TITLED(THIS IS CRAZY, THIS IS NUTS……) CHECK IT OUT!

    • Joy says:

      It’s not really about the “hits” for us MMH. I just enjoy the company and conversation. I’d prefer to get my “hits” the normal way and have them with my friends and people who want to come here and not use gimmicks. The hits have nothing to do with why we do our blog.

  13. Joy, no gimick, it is a place where many can see your blog!

    I have had people comment from this site on my site and return back a number of times! It helps get it noticed by more people that’s all!

  14. nikki says:

    I agree, it would be cool to have our 100,000 hits today but I’d like them the more accurate way. Just like every other day. We’ll get there!

    • Joy says:

      I agree Nikki. I want it the same as any other day. That’s how we got here and I’m happy with that. It’s not “real” if people are only coming for this reason.

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  16. starlaschat says:

    Do you remember the Electric slide? Now I’m dating myself let see how did that go?

  17. starlaschat says:

    Everyone line up and I’ll go look for the video LOL then we can do a little line dancing and then ah well I don’t know. What other dances do you guys know?

  18. WELL SORRY, I WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP YOUR BLOG BE SEEN BY MORE PEOPLE THAT BLOG FROM OTHER BLOG SITES LIKE BLOGGERS AND OTHER SITES. WELL I GUESS THAT’S WHAT I GET FOR TRYING TO BE NICE AND WAISTING THE TIME TO INCLUDE YOUR BLOG ON IT, OH WELL, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BLOG ANYWAY!

  19. starlaschat says:

    Ready for the Electric slide? The music a little funky but just turn to volume down jump up lets go!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-vAwpTva9ERk/step_line_dance_electric_slide/

  20. starlaschat says:

    I’m a little winded, I haven’t done that dance in a long time. It’s a little hard to do in a chicken suit but I managed pretty good.

  21. starlaschat says:

    brb I need to p the naibors dog Lady bug’s her name cute little cuss. Boston terrier she won’t be too happy in this snow oh well. See guy’s in little while. Dance while I’m gone.:+).

  22. Hippy-Hoppy-Happy anniversary!!! You girls are awesome, and I love your blog :).

  23. starlaschat says:

    http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/Crazy_Dance_Moves_151_2007.php

    Just learning some new dance moves for tonight just in case there might be a little dancing by the bonfire.;+).

  24. tessa says:

    Happy Anniversary you guys! This blog is fun to read and hear what everyone has to say! Congrats on a successful, enjoyable blog 🙂

  25. starlaschat says:

    Gary truthful I dance a bit like Elaine from Seinfeld but I don’t let that stop me my husband he is a really great dancer.

  26. starlaschat says:

    Were going into town to buy some veggie seeds to plant some seeds to get started on a Garden! I’m excited. I’ll be back so keep this party going. Don’t make me post a pink video LOL I don’t know why I’m in such a good mood maybe the word party…..Woooooooooo see ya guys in a bit bbl.

  27. joanharvest says:

    Happy Blogoversary!! You guys have done a great job with this blog. It is definitely one of my favorites. I love the question of the day. You always get me thinking about things I might not ordinarily think about. It’s a lot of fun here. I always look forward to visiting. I hope you stick around and blog forever.

    I honestly don’t care too much about blogging stats. I’m just out to meet new people and make friends. I’m really glad I met you.

    Love ya,
    Joan

  28. nikki says:

    YAAAAAAY! I’m here, I’m here!!!! I have missed half the party. 😦 Kids aren’t very sympathetic when you say you need to go blog parTAY!!! I sure hope this party goes into the the night, I’m off in one hour!! Which is good because I thought I had thme till 8!! Pheeew! I’ll be ready to party…I have my party hat on!!!

  29. Sue says:

    Happy Anniversay!!!!!!! I can’t believe we made it! What were the odds??!! Hope everyone is ready for a killer party tonight b/c we ain’t stoppin’ til the sun comes a knockin’!

  30. nikki says:

    I’m with you!!! Can we start dancing now??

    Happy Anniversary Momma J and Sue!! 😉

  31. Doraz says:

    You got it, Gary!!! Let’s dance!!!! 🙂

  32. Gary says:

    SWEET!! Let’s dance Luisa!!!

  33. javajunkee says:

    OK….somebody open the damn door…the cops are after me!!!

  34. javajunkee says:

    daaahhhamn it’s crowded in here but I see we are stocked up on booze. IF somebody knocks on the door don’t answer it. I deviled egged that cop car and he wasn’t laughin!
    …somebody take the rest of the deviled eggs!

  35. javajunkee says:

    W T F!!! OPEN THE DOOR!

  36. javajunkee says:

    guys….it’s cold out here! Seriously now the cops are going around the block..that’s it I’m climbing in the window!

  37. javajunkee says:

    don’t laugh…oooopppeenn the door! Now the cops are invited in cuz we have just spent a good amount of time getting to know each other.

  38. javajunkee says:

    psst..I’m thinking the one on the right is gonna look good in his jammies! WOOT WOOT!

  39. SKL says:

    Allright guys, you’re getting a little wild and it’s not even midnight yet. I know you’re all of age, but I want you all alive in the morning!

    As for me, I’m pulling an all-nighter for work, or I’d come and help eat the munchies.

  40. G-Ma says:

    Wow! Thanks for the fun and great tunes! Happy Anniversary, and many more!

  41. javajunkee says:

    what are we calling it a night? Nobody brought out the Wham cd’s or anything!

  42. javajunkee says:

    ok…me and the boys from chips (my version) are gonna be hunkered down over here in the corner 😉

  43. Joy says:

    Hey Nikki, as soon as Gary falls asleep, Jason is going in and changing those dumb Cubs “jammies” and putting him in a “real” baseball teams, TWINS stuff, right? So when he wakes up he sees himself in a real teams uni. Right??

  44. starlaschat says:

    Hey, Where is everyone? I just took a short nap so I could stay up all night. Ive been practicing the macarana.

  45. starlaschat says:

    I figured you’d be drunk singing off key round the bonfire. I even learned a new dance it’s called the lawn mower. Hello hello??????….shoot I’m in my jammies guys ….sigh….

  46. javajunkee says:

    OK… WHO TOOK MY UNDERWEAR!!

  47. javajunkee says:

    yeah well now my CABOOSE is BARE!

  48. pammy wammy says:

    Hi Joy.Congratulations on the great job on your blog.I am so sorry i missed the Party.Sounds like you all had a blast.You are never to young to have ffun.Happy Belated Anniversary.I enjoy your blog LOTS.I look forward too visiting and reconnecting with you.You are an awesome person.And its fun to also get to know your two awesome daughters too.

  49. starlaschat says:

    Streaker!!! I haven’t seen a streaker in years, ;+).

  50. starlaschat says:

    Boy, I’m just a party straggler I was just listening to all the music again and dancing in my Kitchen in my socks.;+) That was a good Party! lets go somewhere for breakfast. Oh ya I was gonna start cleaning the house. OK I’ll dance just a little more.;+).

  51. javajunkee says:

    breakfast I’m ready for lunch!

  52. San says:

    I’m very late for this party but just want to say a HUGE HUGE HUGE congrats to all of you, Joy this is absolutely incredibly done, stunning! *bows to the master wizard*!

    You’re one awesome lady, you all are!!!

  53. JavaQueen says:

    This is a cool idea! Congrats to you all on your Anniversary!

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