Entries Tagged as 'katie'

Remix + L&E Block Party

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments


On Sunday we all headed to the Remix Fest on Milwaukee Avenue between California and Fullerton. Jess, Andy, Katie, and Scotty met us over there. It was a small fest, but the proceeds benefit a local school, so we did our part.



Jess was meeting some friends at the Longman & Eagle Block Party so I joined her. They basically had the block blocked off and you could drink and eat a limited menu outside. Perfect night for it, but for the record, I did not like that Grey Lady beer.

After a while we headed to Emporium and had some more drinks and saw some more friends. Fun night.

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Todd & Kelly’s New Years Eve Party

January 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

JP and Damian

Marty, Todd, Dallas

Rachelle, Josh, Vanessa, Kelly

Rita and Mike, Mike and Ella

Kelly, Liz, Maria, Jessica, Tonya

Rachelle and Rita

Todd, Kelly, Liz, Maria, Jeanine, Randy

Rachelle and Dallas


This is the third time we’ve gone to Todd’s house for New Years Eve (NYE 2009, NYE 2011). On NYE 2010, we hung out with this group of friends too, but at Frasca, not at Todd’s house. The last few years our habit has been to go to Jen and Chad’s New Years Eve party early, then head out with these other guys late, but this year, for the first time in about a decade, Jen and Chad didn’t have a New Years Eve party! They extended their Christmas visit in California to go through the new year. It all worked out fine, though. We just headed to Todd’s earlier than usual.

Kelly and her famous jello shots.

Simon and Bernie begging for treats!




Todd drawing.

Mike, Marty

Dallas stealing the mic from Katie


Dallas made his famous Korean short ribs and I made my Irish Car Bomb cupcakes. Kelly had a ton of snacks, some punch and jello shots, and a ton of people brought wine and beer and champagne, so we were all set. So set up. So much delicious food and drinks! I got the new Wii U last week (more on that later) and we brought that over. Sing Party, a karaoke-ish game, was a big hit of the night. We also played a rousing game of Pictionary. We also played a little Left-Right-Center. I lost $6. Boohoo.

Kelly and Todd trying to get a midnight family photo with Simon.

It didn’t work!

Mike and Larry

Kelly and Marty


Liz and Maria

Rachelle and Josh

I don’t really know what happened after midnight. It’s a blur. We ended up sleeping in Todd’s spare bedroom so we wouldn’t have to drive home or try to get a cab. I went upstairs at about 3:30 am and was getting chastised for it!! I’m not sure how late the few party stragglers were up!

Happy New Year!

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Birthday Barbecue

September 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments

For my birthday we had a barbecue. Everyone ate too much and drank too much and had a great time!

Richard pretending to photobomb Dallas, Killian and Ed.

Jill visiting with Liz while Dallas tried to get Fiona.

Raiden is just a few months younger than Fiona. They’re both so big compared to when I last saw each of them!

Feedburners reuinite! Chris, Paul, Lisa, Kate, Rachelle. Alden shouldn’t be so late or he misses out on photo ops like this!

Dallas grilled up a ton of kalbi. We thought we had way too much but people were fighting for the last rib! We also made about five pounds of slow cooked pork with Dallas’s famous blue cheese coleslaw.

Richard and Ed stealing ribs fresh off the grill!

Kate and Brett.


Dylan and Quinn making forts on the couch.

Could Fiona’s eyes be bluer? Just like her mom.

Chris and Lisa brought this Achatz Handmade Pie. Grant Achatz did not make this pie, but his cousin did.

This was the crumb-topped Michigan 4-berry pie, their signature pie. They use locally grown tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. It was so delicious. Chris said pie is a family tradition. He and Lisa also gifted me a pretty pair of earrings that I wore to work on Monday. They are so nice and thoughtful friends.

Ed (chef/owner of The Baked Escape) also brought some delicious desserts – white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake and caramel pumpkin pound cake!

And here is Ed making Rory cry.

Killian gave me Easy Feet! I don’t know if he’s implying I’m too old to bend over and wash properly or if I have super nasty toes! According to the infomercial, “it’s like a carwash for your feet!”

Me with Andy and Katie.

And Alden!

And Trent and Loden!

Trent was digging around in the cupboard for shot glasses and I busted out laughing when I saw he was using a votive for a shot glass!!! Gotta do what you gotta do!

Loden, Kelly, Brett, Rachelle.

Time for bed!!! (Thanks, Damian for the wine and this Askinosie chocolate bar!)

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