The Annual Feuerzangenbowle Party 2016

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

The Thedens Tell US About The "Dessert Stomach" (Page Four)

Hans and Kerstin introduced us to a German discovery called "Dessert Stomach". Normally after the Feuerzangenbowle mulled wine consumption slows down, guests fell full!  But alas, the kitchen is full of dessert and we must take action!  The "Dessert Stomach" worked like magic with everyone returning to the kitchen for their caloric binge!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
One has booze in it.... and so does the other!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Thank Kerstin for such a wonderful evening!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
We kept Hans away from the cake with his never empty bottle*

* Ask Hans about the cake he brought to the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge
on a Sunday afternoon that was so full of liquor it needed toothpicks to keep the layers from sliding off!
and required DO NOT SMOKE WITHIN 50 FEET signs on all four sides!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Volunteers step right up.... Such a "Cut Up"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
"Out of my way.... Feets don't fail me now!"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
You have to believe a nurse.... They always tell the truth

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
"Pass the chopsticks, please"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
"Is that really true?"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Gary will assist Marion after the dessert coma sets in

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
"That is exactly 2,345,432,222.5 calories"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
John is fearless... Good name for a song!
"Let it pour... Let it pour... Let it pour"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
OMG... They are whispering to each other...

Quotation To Remember: The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.  ~John Andrew Holmes

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
"Hey there.... How about me?"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
"Blimy, this looks terrific!"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
"I will just sneak this out so Brian will not know!"

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Caught!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Born with a Silver Spoon in her mouth!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Love the mulled wine and "Zum wohl!" to all

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Sue admires how Bob can remain vertical after eleven glasses of mulled wine

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
The buzzards surround the cake...again!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Great fun was had by all!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Love that special smile....

Quotation To Remember: "Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given-when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes." -- Joan Winmill Brown

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
She says her evening prayer.... Something to do with mulled wine raining down?

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Kathy really enjoyed the trip!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Watch out for the first step... It will get you!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Paul saves the day... and Kathy!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Paul either gets a "high five" or Sue waves Kathy and Ed goodbye

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Watch out for these two oldies but goodies!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016
Archie hates to see everybody go!

A wonderful evening at the Thedens celebrating with a Feuerzangenbowle November 25th 2016


A comical View Of The Evening