Tonight we celebrated my mom and dad’s birthdays with an epic pasta-making enterprise and meal. The lousy weather provided a perfect backdrop for the monumental task of making fresh pasta for 17 people (or maybe it was 15).

Shane spearheaded the operation with help from pretty much everyone in some way or another. A lot of the meal and prep is not pictured because I was totally obsessed with documenting the pasta-making process.

Not pictured are the three racks of ribs Shane had pre-smoked at home on Thursday, two types of homemade barbeque sauce, Ronni’s delicious salad, the preparation of Chris’ sauce, and dessert prep.

Inconsistent documentation aside, it was a delicious meal and a grand time was had by all. Happy Birthday mom and dad!