We have a joke in the Steed family.
It started a few years ago, my siblings and I put some apple juice in my mom's nice crystal goblets (who hasn't right?)
Of course we were sipping on our beverages with our pinky's in the air toasting each other, laughing and having a good time.
My sweet mother came into the room to survey our activity and with a disapproving look she said "You guys, that is fake smoking and we don't do that."
In utter confusion we asked:
"Fake smoking, mom?"
"Yes. That's not good, we don't do that."
At this point she still hadn't pick up on her mistake and we all thought it was pretty funny so what did we do?
We made fun of her through sarcasm.
Raising our fingers to our mouths, in our best impression of someone with emphysema we start "fake smoking" and toasting to things like "good health." Or "Here's to two lungs."
Through a bashful grin she realized her slip up and we all had a good laugh.
Since then any time a wine glass is used it's known as fake smoking.
So this past week with the majority of my family home for Christmas and some bottled grape juice from my mom's home grown concord grapes, we knew we needed to have a formal dinner party with some inevitable "fake smoking" to really class it up.
Please enjoy the spontaneous photo shoot that ensued:
Trevor & April
Geoff & Aleena
Bryce & Sarah
Craig & Ruthie
You better believe that 3 months after having a baby I can fit in my wedding dress!!!
Well maybe not completely....
We loved the guys outfits, they seemed to all reflect their personalities.
Before even seeing Geoff I heard Aleena say "You look like a gay bartender"
...can't argue with that.
We did eventually get around to having dinner.
The casserole was delish.
**There is no intention to offend anyone that is gay, drinks, or smokes: real or fake.