We put BBQ'd ribs in the Lodge Pot for lunch and everyone brought other dishes. Then for dinner we roasted hot dogs and made s'mores over the fire. In between we all played Mexican Train and Linda was the winner. She and Paul were neck and neck at the end. Dan said he won because he had the highest score! Raejean and Pat had some giggling fits during the game so their concentration was probably off. Of course, they'll never admit that! It was a fun day!!
My centerpiece is a flower that Paul made. He started a company called "Creative Revivals". He takes what some would consider trash and turns it into treasures. The leaves on this flower were made from the sides of a old water heater. The bottle is an old Jim Beam bottle and the dirt inside is crushed glass from other projects. The flower itself is made from a wine bottle. Oh, and by the way, the flower is solar powered! He does good work! Check out his facebook page: Cedar Rapids Creative Revivals if you get the chance!
Another solar powered flower that Paul made!
BBQ'd Ribs in the Lodge Pot
Pat getting the veggie tray ready
Raejean, Pat and Paul
Me and Lee
Reajean and Pat
Cousins: Raejean and Me and my brothers, Dan and Paul
Dan being Dan
Getting ready for dessert!
Lee enjoying the cake
Dan and Linda
We thought this picture looks really funny. Notice where the fire has landed. It didn't really - just the way the camera saw it. Dan is glad of that! lol
Raejean cooking a hot dog
Linda eating a S'More.
Pat and Paul
Raejean, Paul, Dan and Me