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Friday, December 4, 2009

Dad’s Birthday Dinner Recap!

Morning friends!!

Last night’s Birthday dinner for DAD was a big hit! The food and company were the best part.

The Decor

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The Menu


Thanksgiving Green Salad
This is a refreshing and delicious side dish
That includes raspberries
Mixed greens, dried cranberries
Oranges and spiced nuts
This salad is highly recommended this
Time of year for its wide variety of assorted flavors.

Main Dish
Slow-Cook Pulled Pork
This is tonight’s special for its rich flavor
It is home made by your famous chef, Bobbi M.

Side Dish
Home made baked macaroni salad
This has been requested by the guest of
Honor tonight and it is sure to be a treat to all.

Assorted Secrets

The big finish for tonight’s meal is
A delicious, mouth watering, crowd pleasing
Strawberry Ice Cream Cake!

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The Family!

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My Plate

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Dad loved every bite!!

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My Silly Brother and his GF.

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My other two silly brothers!

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My wonderful Grandparents!

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Cake time, my Dad requested Strawberry and Vanilla Ice-Cream Cake!

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I had some ice-cream, mmmm!

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Dad opened presents.

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Then the competitive Trujillo boys challenged Dad in an arm wrestling contest.

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My brother Chris, beat my DAD for the first time EVER!

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The brothers turn

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The new brothers turn (he won, GO HUBBY)

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I am only allowed to go after my youngest brother, Robert Aaron... ya, I got my butt kicked by a 16 year old!

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My brother's GF is STRONG!!!

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Picture time!

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Family Portraits!

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Love this one!

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The boys

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The siblings (minus one brother who couldn’t make it)

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Bosco wanted to be in a picture too!

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It was such a wonderful time with the family, I love them all so much!


This morning I woke up late, but I still went for a 3 mile easy, 30 minute run. It’s my last run before my marathon and my legs felt great, but my mind was still in a funk!! Can I run 26.2 miles on Sunday? YES, but for some reason I am getting hecka nervous!

When I got back home after my run, I have been watching my DVR’D TBL and now I am getting pumped and all fired up! I know that if these contestants could be running a MARATHON then so can I!

I am also enjoying a big bowl of Chocolate Pecan Apple Butter OATS!

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I am going in late to work today, because I have a conference to check people in at. I love that I get Friday mornings to catch up!

Friday Morning to do list:

  • pack for the weekend
  • blog Marathon recap
  • catch up on emails
  • pack lunch



Runeatrepeat said...

Good Luck on the race!!! You are the most amazing runner I know. You are going to rock it :)
You husband looks like me when I take pics with my fam - love it :) Does he have red hair too?

Tiffany said...

Your dinner looks like it was delicious! And your family is adorable!

Good luck on your race, you'll do great and I look forward to the recap.

Have a great day!

Mandy Y said...

You will do WONDERFUL on your marathon Bobbi! Just have fun and enjoy it!!!

Love the dinner! So foraml yet relaxing!!

krista said...

Please let me know where you got your grey sweater dress, love it! The ones I've tried on lately are way too form-fitting, that one looks perfect!

Anonymous said...

good luck on your marathon!!! :)
& it looks like you have such a great family, what a delicious dinner.. love the desserts. and those oats look amazing!

Paige said...

I love the arm wrestling! That looks like something my family would do!!! Good luck in the marathon. I can't wait to read all about it.

Anonymous said...

looks like one swinging party!! good luck in the race. youll kick major butt :)


Krista-I got the dress at TARGET last year:)

Kimberly300 said...

its crazy how much you look like your Dad!

Katie A. said...

Yummy dinner - I think I am going to borrow you salad for my dish tonight! :)
Good luck this weekend - I will be sending lots of good thoughts this way while I am on my own starting line at CIM! Rock it! :)

chrystad72 said...

Love the pics! That looks like one awesome birthday! I love all the food pics. GOod luck on your marathon! I know you'll be amazing! Have a rockin day!!

Ali (Food, Fitness, Fashion) said...

Dinner looks fun and delicious!!! Love all the family photos!

Jenna said...

the dinner for your dad looks great! i am glad you had a fun time :)
good luck on the race sunday, you got it girl!

just me said...

what a great dinner for dad! you guys go all out! i should do that for my parents...

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

Aww...your Dad's birthday dinner looks like a lot of fun!

Good luck this weekend! I am sure you are going to do awesome!

katie said...

Wow G R E A T looking menu!

Check out my blog if you have a chance! Giveaways and workout music!



Jill said...

Those are some really awesome pictures...very fun! Now I'm hungry :). Found your blog and enjoy reading up on your journey. Have a great time at your race...best of luck. Looking forward to the report!!!!

cw and jrw said...

CUTE family pics! Have fun in Vegas... wish I could be running the rock&roll with ya'll... -cw

Anonymous said...

The party looks so fun! Good luck on the race, I'm sure you'll do great!!

Kristie Lynn said...

Cute family pictures hun! You will do fabulous in the race, and we'll all be rooting for you :-D

Lauren said...

What a fabulous night. I am sure your dad was overwhelmed by how much love you showered him with on his special day. Such a sweet daughter you are! :)

Good luck with the Marathon. If this means anything to you, I think you should know that you are my running inspiration. I always look to you before anyone or anything else to muster up my own motivation because i Truly beleive you are one of the most amazing runners and women that I have ever met. I really hope that we do get to meet someday so that I can really thank you for all of the support/advice and inspriation you have given me this past year! :)

You will soar in your marathon girl! ;)

Rose said...

Wow! You have such a beautiful, fun family! Plus I love your hostess tricks - the menus are fab.

Good luck on your race!

Jeri said...

Can I be invited to the next dinner? I want some mac & cheese nooooooooooow. good luck this weekend, run faaaaaaaaaast and have fun. :D

Cara (Cara Craves...) said...

What a special B-day for your Dad...I am sure he appreciated it.

You have a beautiful family :)

The food looked great too!

Maria said...

Hat a unique and special birthday dinner for your dad! Good luck at your marathon.

Anonymous said...

You sure know how to put on a GREAT dinner party! That salad looks amazing. I just made a list and I'm going to make it tonight! We just spent two days at Disneyland and I did the best that I could, but my body is craving fruits and veggies! I use those crock pot liners, too. Aren't they great?

You are SO ready for your marathon. Just trust in all the training you've put in, relax and enjoy it. You are going to rock it, girl!


Anonymous said...

Wait, your brother is just 16?
Boy, I feel creepy. :laughs:

You look so gorgeous and so happy!

Jennifer said...

Your family is adorable! They look so fun! Good luck on your marathon. You will do great!

Jan said...

Your blog makes me hungry :) I've been following for a few weeks and realize that I just eat more after reading! LOL!

Kelly said...

Your race is going to be awesome, don't be nervous!!!

That dinner looks amazing, I love all the decorations and the Christmas themed menu, so nice!

Nicole said...

Hey Bobbi:

I've been following your blog since I started the POTM challenge and I love it! Anyways I am commenting about the artwork you have on your wall in your house. It looks like 9 different pieces of canvas... I love it! Can you tell where you got it? It's probably a local place but I love it, nonetheless.

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