i had a wonderful day!Hope you all had a good day, I know I did.
my mom had gone to branson for a little vacation and she was supposed to be back Friday but they had some car troubles and had to stay over in Illinois and we were not sure if she would make it back into town by this afternoon so we didn't plan anything but she called me early this morning to let me know they got home ok so we kinda just put it together at the last minute. i found a great deal on hotdogs and brats smack in the middle of winter last year and just couldn't resist but i needed to clear up some room in my freezer so hubby fired up the grill and i started defrosting things. my sister threw together a few sides and stopped for a bucket of tater salad on the way. my brother and his wife got a fruit tray and some 2 liters and my best friend brought the chips and her little family and her mom. we ended up with about twenty five people with all the kids.
tin box is only a 12x60 but the back porch his huge. everyone got full and had a chair to sit in so.... not too bad for a last minute potluck.
when i was a child my grandparents did a family get-together as often as possible...every holiday and if there wasn't a holiday there was a birthday that could be used as an excuse. they had a nice sized house and a large yard, would always set up a volley ball net and horseshoe pits and corn hole after it got popular again. always a fun time. my house is great for the summer stuff but way too small for Christmas gatherings though we did do thanks giving here last year and everyone survived. thinking maybe i will try a score a cheap net and some corn hole boards online in the next day or two so we can do something for memorial day. always love it when i have an excuse to do a cook out.