Sunday, May 29, 2016

COOK-OUT AT MY SISTER'S HOUSE

Yesterday Joe and I headed for my sister's house in northern New Jersey for her annual Memorial Day cookout.  We left at noon which was later than I wanted to leave but it worked out great because the traffic was so light.  We got to Elaine's house around 2 p.m.  Lunch was just about ready, so we joined the others in the yard.

Joe and our friend Rich
Everything was so delicious.  I piled my plate with all my favorites.  I made the potato salad and Joe made the deviled eggs.  I also had a burger and some honey glazed wings.  I was so full.


Besides Elaine, Joe and I, our friends Marion, her husband Rich, and Frank were there.


Elaine is a great cook and also great on the grill.


This is Frank's dog, Sydney.  He kept barking and barking at me.  I have no idea why because he never did that before.


After awhile my allergies were really bothering me so I went inside for awhile.  The guys were already inside talking.


Look at this pretty red, white and blue wreath my sister has on her door.


We were celebrating three birthdays:  Joe, Marion and Frank.  Elaine had cakes for them.



Here's my sweet sister, Elaine, and our friend Marion.


We sang "Happy Birthday" and they blew out the candles.



video


And of course eating the cake and the opening of the gifts.
















We all hung out for awhile.



Frank with Elaine's dog, Cody, and his dog, Sydney.


Then it was time to go.





We left at 8:00 p.m. and pulled up in front of our house at exactly 10:00 p.m.  It was an uneventful drive for which I was thankful.


It was a wonderful day.  Thank you, Elaine, for letting me use some of your pictures even if I didn't ask you first.

Kathy

14 comments:

  1. beautiful celebrations!! Lovely photos ,, thanks for sharing this with us all,

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    1. Thank you for looking. It was a fun day.

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  2. Everything looked so nice and glad you had a good time. Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

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    1. Linda! Great to see you back. Enjoy your weekend also.

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  3. Kathy, I love seeing the pictures. Your sister's home is beautiful. I like hearing the birthday song. So much fun. Blessings to all, and Happy Birthday Joe !!xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks, Susie. It was a fun day.

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  4. What a fun time with family and friends. Celebrating birthdays and Memorial Day. Oh the cakes look yummy. We're celebrating our granddaughter's 8th birthday with ice cream this weekend. I'll have to try the video on my computer. It didn't come up on my cell phone or maybe I didn't wait long enough. Happy weekend to you and Joe.

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    1. Videos are tricky. Sometimes they work and then other times... Have fun at your granddaughter's birthday celebration. 8 is a fun age.

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    2. the video worked this time, on my computer. Fun! Yes we had a good time eating ice cream as a family!

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  5. I love your traditions! It all looked just perfect! Elaine has such a lovely home and all that food made my ,outs water! We sat out in the gazebo yesterday afternoon and we could smell Stephanie roasting hotdogs in her back yard! Then we came in and ate garden salads! NOT what we were hungry for by that time!

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    1. I'll bet you had rather be in the other yard with those hot dogs! But at least you are healthy.

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  6. I could feel the fun coming from each of the photos! The gifts are very pretty. It appears everyone had a great time. Glad you got a break on the traffic. Great day all around!

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    1. It really was a fun day. Thanks, Debbie.

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  7. Glad to read about the wonderful weekend spent with family and also to make birthday celebrations. Looks like a good time and good food were had by all.

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