January 19, 2010

Any excuse to have a BBQ

Brandon asked me at the beginning of last week to call some families to come over for a BBQ on Monday.  So I thought about it and ended up calling 7 families. Only 6 were able to come and we had a great time.

We divided all the food assignments and by Saturday we were almost ready. Brandon didn't think we could fit 43 people in our house but we did! Despite the crummy weather, we had yummy food, great company, and a surprise visit from the police! Apparently, some of our teenage boys decided it would be fun to torment and chase the local geese near our home. Well a neighbor called it in and wanted the police to check it out. So they came. When they saw the Principal of the High School at the door they said, 'We knew you'd be associated with something like this!' What fun.

Our good Bishop's wife, Paula, said she'd never been to such an exciting party before. Well that happens when you have a wild crew...the Bishop, RS President, YM President, and the Principal of Dayton HS. We're crazy!

The boys played football outside in the snow/rain while the little girls played dress up and house. Ford had fallen asleep before the festivities began and was missed for the first hour and a half. His little friends kept asking, 'Is Ford awake?'

We had so much good food I couldn't stop eating.  Or drinking the Caffeine Free Coke that the Petersons brought.  YUM.  And those BYU Mint Brownies!  Thanks for the recipe Kendra.  You were totally thought of by all.  I made an entire cookie sheet of them and put as many as I could fit on 2 plates.  Then I put some aside for our family.  Those brownies were gone in no time.  Along with the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!  

We love having our friends over.  Thanks everyone who came and for bringing food.  We had a great time hanging out and spending time with you.  

Yes, Monday was MLK Day...and Barry said, jokingly, 'I didn't know you guys celebrated MLK Day so big.  I guess I don't have to ask how you voted.'  We didn't vote for the current President but we'll take any excuse to have a BBQ!

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