The Start to an awesome day but the End of a fabulous season. Our End of summer Blast BBQ Beach Party.. Thanks to #Grillmates, ArborMist Frozen Wine Cocktails and Kashi Soft Baked Brownies… (yes that was a mouth full). Many thanks goes out to these sponsors for a fantabulous day.
As the day was planned out from grilling the foods down to swimming and having games with the kids, we quickly realized nothing was going to go as planned when the night before we were under fire by mother nature by a huge wind storm that took out many tree’s, did lots of damage to neighboring towns and took out power in surrounding area’s from each direction from 60+ miles away. We had planned on doing our essential grocery shopping the night before the party (for meats and such) as we do not have a large freezer (or any external one for that matter) outside of our refrigerators tiny freezer, and our fridge
doesn’t hold much space either and it was already full with our basics for the week… catch my drift.. well, it wasn’t a huge request.. you know.. Just needed to make quick trek to Wal-Mart and we would only have to make room in the fridge for over night… NOPE… the storm hit and knocked out power and Wal-Mart was closed.. couldn’t even get gas in the car , gas stations were down for the count too.
So, we got up early the Morning of the party, called to make sure they were open, rushed over there and got what we needed, headed to the party.. while we were in the car we got several cancelation.. Which we expected as much.. no big deal… we knew it would happen. We also expected the few No Shows as this always happens too… also no big deal..
And there is always the ONE person that shows up 30 minutes before the party is over… Yep, we had that one too… all in all though.. it was a great time by the few that did show up.
I was a bit disappointed that more didn’t come but under the circumstances, I understand and plan on making plans for another party very soon and hoping that the storms steer clear of my party this time..
As for the party itself, The sponsors made it a success of course, but the Friends and family that attended made it a Real Success.. My cousin Debbie and her Twins came (She brought some beer *salad dressing* as my man called it.. lol) and My long time child hood friend and her husband of forever came Susan & Pat and their daughter, My son and daughter with Myself and my man, as well and two of my daughters friends and another High school friend showed up a little bit before the party broke up. lol.. all in all though it was a great party. We had a blast catching up on old times, laughing, more laughing and watching the kids have fun.
GRILL MATES: awesome new flavors
- Grill Mates® Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade
- Grill Mates® Slow and Low Memphis Pit BBQ Rub
- Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning Blend
- Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon Seasoning Blend
- Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce (add in a can of Dr Pepper and marinate a steak or some chicken over night and you have a very tender and tasty piece of meat for grilling)
Arbor Mist: 3 great new flavors
- White Pear
Kashi Soft baked brownies
First: Above, the photo of my man, what he’s holding up is a severely burned piece of butternut squash (he’s a vegetarian) he is air-cooling it.. He’s a very lively character, he makes me laugh.. I love him that way….. lol…. Be sure to check through the photo’s and find me in there wearing my Grill mates apron.. The wind was blowing hard that day and my my hair looks especially red.. The sun was bright and made me look very RED… Indoors my hair looks quite brown.. I find that weird.. Plus, I’m in those photo’—> holding onto One of the new flavors of the Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktail (frozen slushy – ) Blackberry to be exact… YUM… Quite delish I might add , they also come in Strawberry and white pear.. The white pear is my favorite… LUV IT….
As for the Entire Day itself….The moral of the story is that no matter how hard you plan something, just relax because your plan may not work out the way you expect them to, sometimes you may not get anything to work out at all… it may go completely the opposite to what you want… OR.
Always have a back up plan just in case because CRAP HAPPENS and things get screwed up… It’s just how it goes… You can never be too careful and having a back up plan or two at the ready..
hey, if your like me, just go with the flow and play it by ear… Let the chips fall where they may… Say screw it and have a good time with what you have. You never know, it could be the time of your life.. Life it way too short to get all stressed out over piddely little crap and to force something that isn’t willing to GO YOUR WAY… Just isn’t happening.. so Go with it…
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Thanks to many of my friends for making this party a success and thanks to a few sponsors as well. #Grillmates , Crowdtap, #Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails, & She Speaks and Moms Meet with Kashi Soft Baked Brownies
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