Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hey Everyone:)

I am finally posting some photos from our Annual Oktoberfest that we had over the weekend. Don has more photos on his camera but I couldn't figure out how to down load the photos onto my computer. Geesh!

Our Oktoberfest is an annual  weekend event. We have it here at our home. It lasts from Saturday through Sunday. We even sleep out in tents on Saturday evening and wake up to have a yummy breakfast Sunday morning. I love sleeping out in the fresh Fall air.

Every year we invite our favorite people to join us for the last picnic of the year. Since we have many 'home brewers', we call it the Oktoberfest. This year we had about 200 guests. We have lots of delicious food and the brewers brew to enter into the contest.We give out trophies for 'best light and best dark beer' and for horseshoes too.

 Mark Lohman, the photographer, doing what he does best. So happy he and Fifi were able to attend. They were shooting for their new book. There was a lot going on this year.
                   Lisa and Suzy helped keep the bonfire going. It will be ready for smores at night.
                                          Good job ladies!
                             Fifi, the sweetest and busiest lady I know:)
                      Cutie cowboy eating a yummy pretzel.
 We had two pinatas for the kids this year. Manny was in charge of 'tricking' them;) Thanks for the help Manuel:)
             Fibi was here too. She and Nicole are Siamese twins. She rarely leaves Nicoles' side. lol
 The Oktoberfest is a family event. I love seeing everyone every year and how the kids have grown. They always have such a fun time. It is memories in the making. LOVE that:)
 This year the food was awesome again. We had salads, desserts, 5 deep fried turkeys, homemade french fries, pork and clams, pumpkin soup, pot pie, wings...................................................................!!!!!Everyone brings their favorite dish.
 I was happy that Carole and Lisa were able to make it. I always love it when they stop over. That is Sami, Lisa's gorgeous daughter.
                                         Sami and Maci, best buddies.
Nicole and I made all of the girls hair pieces and bought cow boy hats for the boys. They all looked adorable:)
                               OMG, is this the cutest cowboy ever????
                    Nicole brought the sun:) It was a gorgeous day.
      Thank you to all who came out and joined us:) And to those who couldn't make it, we will see you next year:) We love having you all here. Getting together with family and friends is what it's all about. You all bring such joy to us:) Thank you:)

'Till next time..............
~Debra xxx


  1. I was just going over the photos myself. Wasn't sure I could show the photo crew:) It was really a great time...I'm so glad I could come.

    Now get rid of that scary photo of me:)


  2. You can count on me being there next year!!


  3. Wow, what an event! Looks like a great time was had by all. Quite a happy crowd!
    Can't wait to see what Fifi's up to next. :)
    - Susan

  4. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing. Glad you enjoyed it

  5. Once again it was an awesome day Debra! We had such a great time. I was stuffed for 3 days after ~ don't even get me started on the brews:):):) Thanks again for having us.


  6. Well I see it was wonderful and I heard ( from a little birdie) that a fabulous time was had by all. Cannot wait to see more pics..more more!!!
    How wonderful that it is a family affair. The kids will always remember these special weekends.
    Now rest up, I bet you're tired...

  7. What a great bunch of beautiful people. It looks like an amazing time was had by all. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Heard it was tons of fun! So happy a good time was had by all. Great photos! :)

  9. How fun Debra ~ what a great idea!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Hi Debra,

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog and for your heartfelt comments. They mean so much to me and have brought a smile to my face during a tough time. It's amazing how supportive fellow bloggers and women in general can be. I am so grateful. :)

    (it's not letting me log in through my google acct...?)

  11. Wow! What a fun event. All the children, friends and family are adorable. The great big smiles showed they were having a good time. hugs ~lynne~

  12. Oh what Fun Debra... I'm sure all of your Family & Friends look forward to this Annual Event, thank you for sharing it with us.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  13. Oh wow, Debra, this is all too fun!! What an amazing event you had--and it looks so spectacular, my friend!!

  14. can't believe I am just getting around to reading this....I am going to have to steal a couple of these photos so I can post about this awesome day we had. You and Don sure do know how to throw a party. We had a blast!