Greg and I had planned to have dinner outside because my house doesn't have a dining room, and seating a group larger than 8, all together at once in the house just doesn't work. Unfortunately, the weather changed from summer like, to quite chilly by yesterday. But we did it outside anyway. I thought we could eat outside, early in the evening, and then go inside. But we wound up staying outside the whole time. I pulled our picnic table from the grove up to the patio deck, and set the tables so that we could all sit together.
The bar proved to be a valuable asset for an outdoor party. Holding so many of the necessary things needed for dinner, as well as looking pretty.
And oh how yummy it all tasted!!! After dinner, we lingered at the table while Kathy read some of the old information flyers she had saved from our houseboat trips.
The gals. Not a good picture, but this was the best of the lot. ( I had to change clothes because when setting food on the table I leaned over a candle and caught fire!)
One of the really wonderful things about our gathering last night....was that Debbie, the lady in the pink, was there! Debbie was in the hospital this time last year fighting for her life! She spent several months in the hospital, and has been recovering since. But she is doing great now!!! Standing directly behind Debbie is Pam, her sister, and my friend since Jr. High school. In fact, we all went to high school together. All except Lori, front middle. We met Lori and Tim through Pam and Gregg. The guys played baseball together, and formed a great friendship, and they introduced them to all of us, and now here we are, all of these years later!!!
I tried to get everyone to come inside for dessert, but instead we settled in close to the fire, with blankets and coffee and enjoyed the pies and cookies that Kathy brought.
Thanks for sharing it with me.