Friday, July 8, 2011
Most every year we do something small for the fourth. Get together at a friends house. Go see fireworks downtown or just hang out at home. We even went to a movie one year, it was like a ghost town. This year at the last minute (read: 6 days before the 4th) we decided to invite 35 friends and family over. We knew that the turnout would not be that big, but we counted 21 come Monday afternoon.
We cooked up a grill full of barbecue chicken and hot dogs for our guest and had our family and friends bring their favorite dishes. The spread ended up being pretty comprehensive. From coleslaw to pecan bars we had it all. For entertainment Gabriel brought over the Cornhole set he and I built (a post for another day). In total I think there were five games played before the rain came. One of which was a high stakes three car wash bet between my dad and brother. My dad, who had never played before, ended up crushing him.
We skipped fireworks because of the rain and how late they start, but we had already seen them on Friday anyway. Next year we will see about doing our own fireworks for another cookout at our house. We are really enjoying creating traditions and events at our home. Hosting parties is a ton of work, but always worth the effort. Expect more from us in the future.