Surprise!

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Joe & I got quite the surprise on Saturday night…after we finishing making a few new recipes of sausage.

We made our Italian sausage recipe but used chicken instead of pork. And then we made breakfast sausage with pork (and had it for breakfast this morning…it’s REALLY good!!)

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Then we headed over to Chris & Dan’s house for a big family dinner…..or so we thought.

I pulled up to the house and before I could get the car turned off: Dani, Neal & Jay jumped out of the car and said they had to go to the bathroom. They threw the case of beer in Joe’s lap and went running.

As we were walking up to the house, we heard a loud group of people say “SURPRISE!!” — Joe looked at me and said “Are you mouse-trapping me, again? (I threw him a surprise 30th birthday party, at the Moreno house) I couldn’t figure out what was going on. It’s not our birthday – and I thought maybe it was a party going on at the neighbors’ house. (Come to find out – Tyler walked into the house before us and tripped the “surprise” on accident – oops!!)

We walked up to the house and everyone yelled Surprise! The boys ran up to us and gave us a big hug. They were very excited.

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Everyone knew about this for months. We had no idea! Such a great surprise. Many thanks to Mom & Michelle for all the work that went into the planning. It was so nice to have all the family together in one place (including Joe’s family.) And again, thanks to my San Diego Parents, Dan & Christina, for opening up their home for ANOTHER party. We are so blessed!!

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It was a bit strange to open up a bunch of baby stuff. I still can NOT believe we are having a baby. The little onesies were so LITTLE!! We will have a little LaGreca that fits into that in a few weeks!! Say what?!?!?

It’s time to get the nursery ready now! So much to do – and not that much time – eek!

The Christmas Season

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We have been busy these last few weeks (since Thanksgiving). Figured I would post a few pictures from our San Diego ‘winter’ happenings.

Getting our tree (from Costco). Yup, we still get a real tree. (And it still smells good in the house)

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How It’s Made {LaGreca Style}

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In annual LaGreca tradition, we spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving making Italian Sausage from scratch.

We had lots of returning friends, neighbors and family, of course — but we also had some sausage-making-rookies. We bought 200 lbs of meat (that is 50+ lbs more than we did last year)!

By the end of the night, I could barely walk and we decided that our annual ‘operation’ has finally grown out of our manual hand-crank grinders. We are going to have to go with industrial power for next year.

Here are a bunch of pictures I snapped from the day.

 

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