as usual, the SFAM gabbed, laughed, ate, gave thoughtfully, received graciously, stole mercilessly, and ate some more in the jolliest party of them all.
and the quietest guest/co-hostess of all,
slept through the whole shebang!
p.s. one of my edible contributions to the shindig was oh-so-cute and oh-so-borrowed from jamie oliver via hostess with the mostess. that site and accompanying blog make me want to be a party hosting diva every weekend, if only it weren't so much work. i adjusted the recipe as we have a few non-drinkers, and i hate too sweet and/or too soggy fruit salads drenched in juice and sugar. i hollowed some oranges, i then lopped off a sliver of their bottoms so they wouldn't roll and stuck that extra piece on the inside bottom so the fruit wouldn't fall out, and finally
yoink! here's a pic of the above that i "borrowed" from weemo.