Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ryan's Crawfish Boil

 

Ryan's Crawfish Boil
Our youngest son turned 31 yesterday.
Hard to imagine!

Here he is moments before his first real haircut
and just days before his "signature" eye glasses were prescribed.
Fast forward 30 years and Ryan is a very successful realtor in McAllen, Texas. Equipped with a very gregarious and friendly personality that has carried him through these 31 years it has allowed him to have many, many wonderful friends. A few of the friends in the collage have celebrated his birthday with him since very early childhood.
Ryan's friend, Carlos, volunteered to host a crawfish boil for Ryan. What an experience!! It was a new one for my husband and me. So much fun. Spicy, spicy crawfish, sausage, shrimp, potatoes, and corn on the cob.
Our oldest son (on the left) who lives in Mexico happened to be here on business so he got to join in on the fun and help with the cooking. Chances are he will host a crawfish boil when he returns to Mexico as crawfish are very plentiful where he lives.
It was a great evening.
Happy Birthday, Ryan!

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10 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sounds like fun! I have four sons and my youngest had a birthday this past week, too! Wish I could have seen him...none of mine live close! Boohoo! Great mosaic! ♥

Pondside said...

That looks like so much fun - I believe I could smell that brine and the corn.
My son turned 21 this year too!

Pondside said...

errrrr - I mean he turned 31 this year!...although I'm sure that he and Ryan would like to try 21 again!

Vee said...

A little like a lobster boil I imagine. Best served outside and with lots of newspaper to soak it all up. Hope that your son had an enjoyable time!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Happy birthday to your baby! Our babies are about the same age and they cook often...that crab boil made my mouth water!

Emily said...

What a fun time. Your post has started me thinking about good food. Happy Birthday to your son...........and they do grow up so fast. Visit me often, I'll love to watch your blog blossom......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Laura said...

That looks like it was a lot of fun!
Ryan is a great young man with great parents.

Laura-

Snap said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan and a crawfish boil looks like a great way to celebrate!

Theresa said...

Oh how fun, but crawfish... not for me:) Have a blessed day celebrating 31 years of love from your SON! HUGS!

Judi said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan!
It looks like a festively delicious crawfish boil! He had beautiful curls how hard it must have been to cut them! How nice that your other son was there also.

Have a great evening
Judi