|Family, friends, food & fun!|
Today is the day for our annual family & friends picnic, so as soon as I am done with this post I will be making a big pot of spaghetti & meatballs (or maybe just spaghetti, I forgot to check if I had hamburger). Every year my parents host this event and get fresh Salmon that my Dad barbecues over a fire pit and everyone loves it! I only get to nibble - darn seafood allergy! We usually have around 50-75 people there and since it is a potluck there is always a wide variety of food. My brother works at a refinery and they have a private park that employees can reserve, so we have the whole park to ourselves! I am not sure how many acres it sits on but it is completely fenced, has a play area for the kids, a baseball field, horseshoe pit, basketball hoops, apple & other fruit trees, a complete kitchen with indoor dining! The only drawbacks are portable toilets and giant mosquitoes! Bug repellent is a must! Weather permitting there is also a man made water slide for kids, but since today's forecast is for rain ~ I think I had better pack some rain gear and indoor games!
Here are a few images from past picnics, keep in mind I am many things but professional photographer is not one of them!
|My Son and Mom at our 2010 picnic|
|Some of our 2010 desserts|
|My Dad ~ the grill master!|
|My daughters having fun on the playground|
|It's a great spot to fly kites - lots of room!|
|My Grandma (in the center)|
|My girls playing on the water slide!|
|A great place to gather!|
|The outdoor barbecue and smoker!|
|My mom in the kitchen|
|My daughter hitches a ride from Daddy!|
It will be a great day - regardless of the pending rain or my head cold! These gatherings are what makes precious memories and I look forward to today's memories!