Greg & I were lucky to be the guests of honor at a Fiesta Dinner Party hosted by The Gal Pals this past Saturday night. The Gal Pals are a special group of friends who, for the most part, all attend the same church (Hermitage United Methodist), travel together, and, in the words of one member, "... love each other unconditionally and support each other through the good times and the tough times, too! The world would be a better place if everyone had a support system such as ours!"
The party was held at the Brandywine Pointe Clubhouse in Old Hickory, TN. The ladies (particularly Jan Little & Judy Sweet, aka the "Decorating Divas") played up the Mexican theme by decorating with sombreros, a pinata, brightly colored linens, flowers, etc.
In honor of our extensive travels of late, the guest book was actually a "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" Traveler's Journal. Everyone was encouraged to write "Worldly Words of Wisdom" for us. Greg & I also set up a slideshow featuring captioned photos of us together from 7th grade to earlier this month as well as scenic highlights from our around-the-world trip.
The delicious food was catered by El Chico and included ground beef chimichangas, chicken fajita strips with onions & green peppers, rice, refried beans, salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips. Drink options were bottled water, lemonade, margaritas and an assortment of bottled beers. Barbara Foster made a special Tres Leches dessert using this recipe.
Greg & I received many wonderful gifts. Many of the items we registered for at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target are kitchen-related as I love to cook and Greg is intent on learning but for now enjoys everything I fix and doesn't mind washing dishes!
Thanks again to The Gal Pals for hosting us and to everyone who was able to attend! It was a wonderful evening!
|L-R: Carol Ghee, Deb Matheson, Judy Sweet, Barbara Foster, Alethea & Greg, Cheryl Allen, Linda LaRowe, Jan Little Not pictured: Donna Thurman, Evelyn Tade, Peggy Speich|
|me goofing off with some of the decorations|
|this is how "the other halves" deal with a wedding shower|
|Greg & I got to eat first|
|a table full of gifts|