Sharon and I have made it a tradition to host a fall dinner party [2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003]. This year, the group included the Gainsleys, Sanborns, Larkins, Renterias and Janie. This is the first time that we have included the Renterias.
It was a very busy day. Jack played baseball in the morning and then went to the St. Francis Homecoming in the evening.
The theme of this year's dinner revolved around our trip to Hawaii. It may have been the most we have ever incorporated a theme. We gave people leis when they showed up, the Sanborns made Mai Tais, there were tropical flowers on the table and Hawaiian music was playing. Sharon served an excellent Pacfic Rim based dinner. For the first time, we served fish as a main course. The menu is here.
It has become a tradition to finish the night with Dinner for One and three SNL Justin Timberlake videos. This year we also watched What Does the Fox Say and a couple of youtube videos from the Petersen Shootout.
It was about 11:20 pm when Sharon and I walked the Larkins and Gainsleys to the front gate to catch a cab.