I would like to preface this post by mentioning that I stayed up way too late last night working on it. The late night, with the all weekend party fatigue, has got me feeling a bit less than stellar on this humid Monday morning. The single ray of sunshine is that I found my existence in an Instagram post from Rebel Circus this morning and I almost peed myself laughing!
….anyway, I’ve had my coffee and I’m feeling at least vaguely awake, so on to your regularly scheduled blog!
Once a month we try and throw a dinner party at the house. It just seems like the easiest way to get all the friends together, adult schedules get so crazy….and most of us don’t even have kids yet!
Last month….due to crazy schedules, the party had to be postponed. This weekend was the weekend….it was finally time for Bourbon and Burgers!! Our one night dinner party turned into an all weekend party. I didn’t take as many pictures as my trip to the hills, mostly because we just spent more time chillin’ out and relaxing, but I’ll show you what I’ve got.
On Friday afternoon, your Hill’s friend will roll in much earlier than anyone anticipated…..this will cause you to leave work at noon and start the party early. It was also mean that you have a partner in crime for the pre-party Walmart run. This is good news, because you should never buy snacks alone!
Friday night will lead to several epic adventures:
It’s important that you go to bed “early”, because Saturday is when the party really starts, but there’s fun to be had well before dinner!
Schedule of the Day
- Wake up
- Make Bacon and Eggs
- Bike 20 miles and see the sights of SooFoo
- Made Pineapple salsa…you might get hungry!
- Chill by the pool….it might not be a Yeti 110, but it was iced down with silver bullets and more than did the job! (There may or may not have also been tupper wares of margarita jello shots…..I’m not at liberty to disclose that info…..)
After we all got thoroughly sunned, it was time to shower and get to cooking. We had burgers, Sriracha bourbon BBQ sauce, and bourbon caramel to make. The menu ended up pretty awesome: bbq bacon cheeseburgers and grilled veggies with grilled peaches, bourbon whipped cream and caramel for dessert. Blackberry bourbon lemonades, wine slush, and beers rounded everything out. We all ate well, and enjoyed the awesome weather and lightening bugs!
The weekend was finished up with:
- Another trip to the bar
- A visit from Michigan that was long overdue, and all together too short. But, I can’t complain, it was good to see him again. (…more about him later….)
- A lost set of truck keys
- Lots of catch up homework on my part
All in all it was a successful time, and now to let our bodies recover until the next party!