Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thank you, Pioneer Woman...

for helping me to gain an entire pants size in one night. I fully anticipates not being able to fit in to my jeans in the morning... but, it was worth it! The potluck was SO good. I think I ate more than I do on Thanksgiving. And thank you to everyone who came! Not only was the food amazing (and seriously, every single thing was so so good), but it was so great to see everyone. I just loved it. I know it is hard to be away from families for a whole evening and it really meant a lot to me that everyone made the sacrifice and made it such a worthwhile par-tay. And to anyone who is reading this who wasn't there, we missed you. Seriously. I wish you could have been there. I just love this group of friends because I feel like everyone is so genuine and sincere and truly open to friendships with anyone. So if you couldn't make it this time, next time for sure!!! I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family. I have so many good examples in my life and people who inspire me to be a better person. I don't know how I got so lucky. Thanks, you guys!!!

15 comments:

janae said...

You must have been posting while I was commenting on your last post. You are amazing. Thanks again for including me in your party. It really is such a great group of people. I wish Gina could have been there too. I miss her SO much all the time. It was great getting to know everyone better.

Christie said...

Thanks for including me too. I had so much fun last night. The food was amazing (and I still managed to be down a pound this week for my weigh-in). But even better than the food, the company was amazing. It was so fun to talk to people I hadn't seen face-to-face in years, and still be able to have things to talk about. Thanks for hosting such a fun par-tay!

Savage Family said...

It was so fun so see everyone! I agree with Janae I too wish Gina could of be there! The food was delicious! Thanks for a great night out! We definitely need to go it again!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Anne Marie! That was such a great idea :) And nobody seemed to care that I didn't contribute, haha.

Julia said...

You totally have to do this again so I can get to know more of your amazing friends. Isn't it lame that I don't have any of my own? haha I have to rely on family connections. Seriously though you are the best hostess and I'm sorry I couldn't stay to help clean up. Anytime you want to do another one of these, i'm there. I can't wait to try some of the recipes!

Kristen said...

Did you take any pictures at it? I wish I could've been there. It sounds like a lot of fun! We'll have to plan something like that out here when you guys come.

Jenny W said...

Hey there!!!! THANK-YOU THANK-YOU for a FABULOUS time. You really are the most amazing hostess and everything was fabuloso! :) Hope you can have an "easy" day today, you deserve it!

a-anderson said...

Thanks for the party. You are the perfect hostess. The food was wonderful. And it was so fun to visit with everyone. I will miss all of my friends here in Lehi.

Lindsay said...

Thank you so much for hosting such a fun party! The food and company was excellent! You have a beautiful home and thanks for the sweet take home treat you are so thoughtful!

Heidi Irene said...

Thanks for the fun evening-- And its no sacrifice at all to leave the kids home with husband to feed and put to bed! Anytime!! :) Thanks for letting me tag a long! Cute house, and family. That was a lot of hard work.. thanks everyone for the yummy food! I appreciated the thought from Kristie-- and I bet she stopped by too. You were so thoughtful, thanks again!

WeTheTeeples said...

Thank you Anne Marie. It was so fun and such a great idea. It was fun to see everyone and eat a variety of food. We should make it more common occurance. You are a GREAT hostess.

Gina Steinagel said...

Anne Marie...It sounds like your party was so much fun. I was there in spirit!! I love that you guys are all getting together...I can't wait to get together in the summer!! I'm going to make the Lasagna on Saturday, it sounds yummy!! Anyway love ya!!

carrie said...

Thanks again for inviting me!! I loved seeing everyone, too...but I missed Gina, also!! (I was remembering the dinner she organized at her house last year.....) Anyway, I thought it was so much fun to eat, chat, and just hang out. You're always such a good hostess....and I feel so lucky to have you as such a good friend. I loved the cute hand-outs, too. The thought was perfect, and the treats were yummy. You are so thoughtful, and we all just love you. THANK YOU for being my friend.

Andrea said...

Yes, thankyou AnnMarie!! You are so great! I kept thinking about the little treats and the saying that came with it, you are so thoughtful to do that! I greatly appreciated it! The food was awesome, everyone did a great job! Thanks again for hosting- love ya!!

a-anderson said...

Anne Marie,

I would lvoe your sister's boxes. Let me know if I can come and get them this week. We have to be out by the end of February. So I am anxious to start so that I will not have to do everything last minute.