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Oh, this looks like a good time and the White Elephant game is something I would love to play one of these days. The hula hunk is very sexy, btw. I wouldn't mind taking HIM home with me!! lol
Sounds like you all brought in the New Year with good eats and treats and I love all your photos! Oh, and those brownies and Lemon Merengue Cake sound heavenly!
You are the most generous and fun-spirited hostess...and what do you mean you look fat?? Don't forget, my friend, Marilyn Monroe was curvy, too. :)
Happy New Year!!! xo
I don't know. I like the photo of you.
The party looks fun, though you must've kept the bubbly off camera.
I almost feel like I was there!! Fabulous Naomi!!! I hope we find out who was stuck with what gift! lol
Looks like everyone had a great time. We also did one of those gift exchange games. I almost wound up with a really hideous Santa Claus yard art statue but stole a bag of candy and toys from someone at the last moment. M came home with a kitty teapot.
Hi Naomi! I looks like you had a very lovely New Year's party. Beautiful photos with beautiful people! Take care always!
I like that twist on the game. Does everyone get to throw the dice. And if you get a 7 or 11 you get to throw again? Are the people who get their gift taken away left without one?
You all look great! You may be heavier than you were but you still look well and beautiful.
We play a similar version of that game at our neighborhood Christmas pot-luck, but we don't use dice. I like your version! Everyone looks great; Seemah is indeed amazing for her age and you don't look fat, just pleasingly plump!
Gotta tell ya..i love your blog...i feel like i am sitting their enjoying the warm friendships and cocktails and mini hot dogs..what are they call horsdeuvers..something like that....must have been some party..zman sends
Lovely to see a photo of you among all your friends! You all look wonderful.
That game sounds like a lot of fun, I think I remember you playing it before, unless I'm going mad!
The deserts sond wonderful too!
I love the way Sweetie's carpet tower thingy appears in lots of photos too! :D
YoooHoooo...lots of fun there and I'll have a go at this game the next time I have my Christmas gathering :) I bet the kids will enjoy just as much.
Seemah is 85??? She is gorgeous as with the rest of the guests.....what a joy to see :D
Dear Naomi, You look damn good! Weight you can always lose.
I love The Two Nuns--beautiful painting.
That looks like a nice way to spend New Year's Eve.
Think I gained a pound just from reading about the meal. Don't forget, next time, forbidden rice.
That game sounds like a lot of fun and even if you get stuck with a dud, you can bring it to the next one. Win/win.
Always like it when the camera catches you. You all look Marvelous.
You look lovely! Everyone looks like they had a great time. :)
I so love reading about the food...I just started a new diet so this was like food porn.
What fun! And you ALL look wonderful, all so covered in the love of lasting friendship.
Don't the Parks boys look like their father?
Your photo is fine - we're not spring chickens any more but we're still girls at heart and you are lucky you don't need glasses all the time.
The food sounds utterly delicious - all of it and what with the splendid art on the wall and GAMES, you are certainly the hostess with the mostest:)
Like many people who have already commented, I think you look great in that photo. You have an inner beauty that will always show through, no matter what happens :)
Your parties always look like so much fun - the photos show everyone having a great time and there is no better way than to see in a new year than surrounded by such joviality.
I noticed the two teddy bear pictures in the photos - they are wonderful!
Your celebration with long time good friends looks wonderful. You are all so fortunate to have each other. And we are fortunate you share the evening with us.
I love White Elephant parties. I brought home some "special" things---and given special gifts as well. It looks like a wonderful time. I love the way the lemon and chocolate cakes sound.
I like getting a glimpse of your art collection. Wonderful stuff!
I was just thinking how wonderful your skin looked in your picture and then your fat note. I think we all think we are fat! I thought you looked fantastic. What a nice evening...I love the game White Elephant though I haven't played in several years.
It sounds like you had a FABULOUS New Year's- from the desserts to the white elephant game to all of those smiling faces: perfect! And for the record: You don;t look fat! :)
Love seeing your parties! I almost feel like I was there with you and your dear friends.
We can see that you are a generous and lovely hostess.
I also love your photo! You look great and very happy!
If it was not you Naomi that says Seemah is 85, I would not at all have believed it..
I'm so happy you all had such a great gathering.
And the dessert, I just served on my humble blog - a bit late...
I have a hard time believing Seemah is 85. I thought she was in her sixties.. So if she reads this is a generous comment. I had no idea she was 85.. Its amazing.
It looks like you all had a wonderful time anyway. we sat around I let the girls have confetti and soda and chips that evening after dinner..
That party was a humdinger! Such marvelous desserts and great smiles all around. You looked terrific, all spruced up and lovely.
I am sorry to read about your friend Morris. What a great artist he was, and I know he was a good friend. I am sad that he died under such awful circumstances. He left behind artwork that will be appreciated for many, many years to come.
What a fun party you had there – the people, the food, the game – everything! Thanks for inviting us to watch - I really enjoyed it. I have never heard of The Game and can see how much laugh it provides.
I am very sorry about the passing of your friend. It is very sad. He was a great artist.
Of course you don't look fat! You look so happy and a big smile makes everyone look beautiful!
Nomi, you so don't look fat to me. Besides have you not toiced that gorgeous smile and beuatiful skin you have, not to mention that dark hair? I hate photos of myself too but others do not see what we see. More is the point you look decidedly happy, festive and very healthy in that picture. What a great New Years tradition. Everyone is having wonderful fun and the food, it sounded divine!!! I am loving Betty's hair too!
Oh, such fun!! Seemah certainly does look wonderful for 85! She looks better than me and I'm way younger! LOL
You are NOT fat Naomi! I love seeing photos of you as well as the others! I have far more wrinkles than you and I'm way younger! So there you go!!!
I'd love to play that game. I have played it, but I like your version best. We never did the dice thing and the timing bit after all the gifts were open.
Oh, I'm off to read the next part. I'm behind, but it's fun to be able to read all at the same time!!! :)
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