my kinda day~

Despite a rainy start to the day ~ we had a cookout yesterday.  Brats and hamburgers on the grill, tuna salad, fresh veggies marinated in italian dressing, cheddar chip and sour cream and onion chips, chocolate cake, blueberry pudding cake and banana walnut cake!

Do you think they cut enough wood for the night??
After cooking up on the deck and eating in the house, the rain finally let up and we were able to start the fire in the firepit in the backyard and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening outside.

The guys pulled out the golf ball toss game ... the BIG homemade version
The kids couldn't wait until dark to start in on the s'mores.  Where they had room to eat some more was beyond me.

Even Grandpa Slim had one with his beer ... oh yum... what a flavor combination ~

It was a nice way to spend some time ~ sitting around the fire pit ...sharing stories and making memories.  My kinda day:)

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. Oh! that looks like so much fun!!

  2. Fun time for all of you for sure.

  3. Despite the rain, it sounds like a fabulous outing with the family.... I'm jealous....

    We had rain here today --but we needed some, so I guess that is a good thing.

  4. Wow, that looks just like a cook out at my brothers. Home made game of ladders included. Glad you were able to get in the fun,outside time.

  5. Looks like a great time!!

  6. We'll have to do a re-run of the days events the next time we come over. :) Looks like fun!
    'love & hugs from afar'

  7. Your family time sure hails over the pelleting hails of that green grass and fire in the center. Mercy, Brooke is getting so tall...wonder where she got all that height...hmmm. We saw Bailey and Staci yesterday and as Bill said Hi to Bailey, she looked right past him and says, Hi Aunt Dar...sweetiepie.

  8. Looks like a fun way to spend the day !
    So glad that the rain cleared up for you and that you were able to have a fire and s'mores.
    Hope this is a great week for you.

  9. When you have a cook out you really have a cook out!! Sounds yummy and fun.

  10. Love me some brats on the grill! Oh ya!