Sunday, July 24, 2011

Americana

Finally, Hubby and I spent some time doing fun summer things.   The house was pretty much eating up all our time, in our zeal to start doing things to fix it up so quickly.

After three weeks of non-stop cleaning, organizing, fixing, re-arranging, tearing down, putting up......we realized we still need to take time to enjoy life or summer will slide right by us.

So...besides our lovely canoe day, Hubby and I spent yesterday having a cook-out/pool party at my brother's house.

And it was everything a summer day should be.   It was hot (sultry) out.   My brother had just put up a new pool (with a tiny bit of help from us).  We sat by the pool, then jumped in, then sat some more, then jumped in some more.

And my brother, who's a fabulous grill-cook, made us some steak tips, chicken and sausages on the grill.  There was corn on the cob, potato and macaroni salads, and potato chips.  

After letting that digest, we had a round of watermelon.   Then topped it all off with chocolate ganache cake and strawberry/rhubarb pie.  

We chatted and visited until dark, then headed home relaxed, cooled-off, full of food, and happy.

Perfect summer day.