Tuesday, September 8, 2009

tacos 2009

"tacos @ hidinger's" was a huge success for us. we couldn't have been happier with the outcome of the day. no rain, great music, new friends and even some good food. here are a plethora of photos for your viewing pleasure. a special thanks goes to witt langstaff for allowing us to borrow a ton of the pictures he took of the day. to see his full set please visit here. and another thank you to matt + kate for taking some shots too, you can view their photos here.
above: our great friends/neighbors, travis + kathy offered the option of removing the privacy fence between our two yards. this very kind suggestion helped make the space a little more open and squish free.
below: the making of our first staplehouse tee shirt!

yes. that is ryan's brother scott, standing vertically on an 10 foot ladder without anything really holding him up in the air as he securely staples sheets to 3 2x4's to create our movie screen! all this for a silent movie. it was worth it. thank you todd mussman of muss & turner's for manning the caja china roasted pig station. our 2 pigs were roasted for a brief 4 hours before the party began. the skin crispy and the meat fall-off-the-bone and flavorful.
our most popular station of the night was manned by bella and don. they helped quench everyone's thirst by serving ryan's homemade margaritas, sangria and beer. a very special thank you to dennis lange of 5 seasons brewery for hooking us up with the suds!brandon manned the fire pit chicken pazole station. this pazole had our guests coming back for thirds. ryan's favorite dish of the night.thanks to gary matthews for providing the bayou classic dutch oven and grill.a nice plate of tacos barbacoa (manned by ben) and one of two lucky winners of crispy pig tail!

only a little bit of booty shaking actually occured.and a lot of jumping over the fire. thank goodness we had everyone sign that waiver!one last thank you to friends and family who came from out of state to help with this event. tacos was bigger and better than we ever thought it could be. we look forward to next years bash!