Monday, July 6, 2009

What a great day!!!!

We had the best party ever yesterday!!! Everybody had a wonderful time & just raved about Wayne's grilling abilities!! I think it was the first time he literally "manned the grill" and just cooked up all sorts of goodness ~ burgers, beer brats, hot dogs, portobello mushrooms & peppers:Besides the grilling, there was lots of other awesome food and Chuck {one of our visiting house guests from Louisiana} made the best carrot cake ever! It was the "Moon Shine Baby" birthday cake and was devoured within 10 minutes:So when we woke up yesterday morning, it was raining. The forecast called for the rain to continue and turn into scattered severe thunderstorms by mid-afternoon. The chance of rain was 80%. Wayne looked at the radar and, sure enough, it was headed right towards us. He wanted to post-pone the party, but I was insistent. I waived my little crystal around in the window and said "please, please don't rain during our party". And do you know, it didn't! It was real overcast, which was actually great and nobody burned up! So after an afternoon & evening of food, fellowship, cornhole, hula-hooping and lots of beer,
the party broke up around 10ish last night. With everybody leaving and saying that it was the best party they had ever attended ~ Wayne and I sat out by the chimenea, drank some more of the beer and gave each other a nice little pat on the back and then, it started to rain ~ ever so softly.......the rain Gods cooperated and today, I'm ever so grateful. I'm also grateful for my friends, old and new, for all of you, my "cyber friends", near and far. But most of all, today I'm thankful for my awesome husband and my wonderful life in the mountains...

Happy Monday Everybody!!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"Attaining inner simplicity is learning to live happily in the present moment. Keep in mind that life is a continuous succession of present moments." ~ Elaine St. James


  1. Just stoppin' by to say howdy! What a wonderful, happy post. :)

  2. Thank you, Katie!!! I hope you had a great weekend, too ~ ♥

  3. I wish I could have been there. I love when the weather cooperates!
    We actually loved that it rained on us and cooled us off here. We were at a local swimming hole, called The Blue Hole, so the kids didn't care if it rained!
    What a great few days with family visiting.

  4. I just discovered cornhole. This past weekend. There is an association for it. Weird! Fun weird.

  5. Hee hee ~ I know what you mean, Anita! We just discovered it a few months ago and now Wayne is going to make us our own. And Jen, it rained yesterday and cooled things off around here, so that was good. We have beer left in the keg, so we are going to have another "mini" party tonight. Have a great week, ya'll!!!!

  6. Looks and sounds like quite a party! I'm glad the rain held out for you. There is nothing better than a summer party w/ good friends, good food, and good beer :)

  7. Sounds like a fantastic party - wish I could have been there. We had a good fourth too, lots of fireworks, burgers,and beers!! Always thinking of you!!

  8. I wish you were here too, Chris!!! We had a blast, Stacy! Actually, we still have about 4 gallons of beer left, but I'm starting to get burned out on it. We have to drink it all up before Friday, so we can turn the keg back in. We got "Sweetwater Pale Ale 420" {out of Atlanta, GA} ~ it's really good. Welp, off to pour me a glass ~ ♥

  9. Hey Kathy...I love your blog! Looks like you've really dug in down there and living a fabulous life!

    I think of you often up here in Canada....Keep in touch...and hope that one day we can meet again!


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