Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spicy Momma's Reunion

A few years ago, a few friends and I decided to start a monthly get-together and we named it Spicy Mommas. Our husbands had a good time trying to rename us: Hot Mommas, Big Mommas - you name it! Once a month we would get together at a different house. The hostess of that particular house would do a cooking demonstration for all of us and then we would eat together once the meal was prepared. This was such an awesome experience for me because I had complained how I could not cook (and still can't) so I not only had a great time of fellowship, but also came away with a few good recipes and entertaining tips.

Believe me we had such a good time at these gatherings. We laughed together, cried together, got pregnant together, etc. etc. Really, at one time four of us were pregnant together, literally due within weeks apart from each other. My sis-in-law, Kelly and I were due on the same day - May 1, 2005. (Ethan was born 4/29/05 and Micah arrived on his due date, 5/1/05!) There was a joke amongst us that there was something in the water we were drinking at our Spicy Momma dinners, and if you didn't want to get pregnant, it was best not to join us! LOL

Sadly, our fun little group is no longer as life has taken most of us in different directions. Kelly and Steve are temporarily relocated to Turlock. Dean and Amy have moved on to the Sacramento area where Dean is serving as Chaplain in the CHP. Chris and Rebecca Chastain have moved on to Colorado where they just purchased a new home and are expecting a baby boy in a few months. Dave and Jen Nickens have also relocated to the Morgan Hill area.

Two weeks ago, we decided to get together for a little reunion since Rebecca was here for a visit, and I've posted some pictures of our time together. (Leah West was missing from our luncheon due to her work schedule.) I totally miss this precious time with the mommas. When lunch was over and it was time to say goodbye the tears started to roll. Hopefully, we get together again real soon. In the meantime, maybe this is something I need to start up in my own little corner of the world. Kellee, are you up to teaching us how to make guacamole?!


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Anonymous said...

I am so bummed that I had to miss the Spicey Momma's Reunion! :( It looks like you guys all had a good time.

BTW - Monica is an AWESOME cook, and has given me MANY recipes that I have used. Do not believe a word she says! :)


Joel & Angela said...

Almost makes me jealous. :( But, I am glad you have a group of friends (that even after your lives have taken you in different directions) can still get together for that every once in a while time together.

The Rowell Bunch said...

Looks like you all had lots of fun. Wow its good to see Amy looking the same great big smile and beautiful, Jennifer and Kelly as well. Kelly has good taste I have that same polka dotted skirt!

Nicole Rowell

Carol Connell said...

Spicy Mamas sounds like a fun group. If I were to start a group, it would be for ladies 40 and over, and I would call it Been There, Done That. LOL just kidding. It is good to have get togethers with friends, and I'm glad you had a good time.


Hi Moni!!! If Kelly dosent teach you how to make guacamole I will make you some!! lol I just started blogging. I saw you and wanted to say hi!! MIss you and love you.. I thought Steven went to San Rafael?? Your babies are beautiful. Talk to you again soon.

Monica Hassas said...

Leah: It wasn't the same without you! You are so sweet to think I am a good cook. You do love me, huh?! LOL

Angela: I suggest you gather up some of your buddies and get a spicy momma group of your own. I guarantee you will come away with lots of recipes, great fellowship and a lifetime of friends. Happy cooking!

Nicole: Doesn't all the gals look hot?! LOL

Sis. Connell: It was so much fun, and I miss my friends dearly. I am still much in need of some recipes so if you have any ideas, please feel free to pass them on to me!

Noel: It's so good to hear from you, and I'm glad you are doing well! We need to get together sometime. ANYTHING you cook is AWESOME! love you

Shannon said...


I like the "spicy" part!

Sounds like fun.

Monica Hassas said...

Shannon - It is always fun when the Spicy chicks get together! I think we ought to start something like this, what do you think?

Shannon said...

Yeah! Especially if we involve spicy food!

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