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Jesse’s Sweet 16 Extravaganza

They turn the world on with their smiles...

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We took the light rail to downtown Minneapolis with 10 teen girls and shopped and took photos, ending up at the Melting Pot for chocolate fondue (three types of chocolate FTW). Now they are all in the living room, eating junk and playing Just Dance 2 with Katie.

More shots from Green Mill

Katie and her roomies at Green Mill

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I think I’m the only guy in the whole freaking place

BFFs at the Drive-In

 

Honoring Kris Taylor and Ecolab

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Winners of this year’s HERBIE Award from the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Way to go, Kris!

But, I have to say, “Chicken tender. Yeah.”

How I Spent My Day

Taco-chef

Taco feast! We served up tacos with all the trimmings to 17 hungry people for dinner tonight. We also plowed through another 5 pounds of fresh shrimp (thanks, Chris and Hope for peeling them today). Mom Wyant’s brownies closed out the dinner for those who weren’t too stuffed by that point. Great food and great times together.

I really enjoy cooking when I’m on vacation. I travel with my own chef’s knives and the contents of our spice cupboard (no lie).

After supper, most everyone headed over to Mom and Dad’s for a family game night. Chris, Jeni and I stayed at the beach house with Bud the dog and just relaxed. OK, I sat on the deck and smoked a stogie, while marveling at the stars in the night sky over the beach. And updated my blogs and Facebook. And uploaded hundreds of pix to Flickr.

Happy Hannukah, Amigos

A little traditional holiday reggae for ya.

Eight teenage girls. Movies. Laughter. Lots of junk food. And, did I forget to mention?: A chocolate fountain.

Luigi and Mario

Nice job on the costumes, Jesse and Allie (and Laurie).