Wish you all could have joined us! We had enough food to feed everyone, that's for sure! I kept the menu simple with appetizers, three salads(fresh corn & blueberry, spicy Asian noodles, yam/caramelized onions& shallots w/curry), pita & watermelon. The music was a perfect addition to our gathering.....
I posted the photos under my album "Family Fun/Garden Party 2010."
Another day of sunshine in the PNW. We cleaned up until wee hours so we are rewarding ourselves with a nice afternoon at the Bellevue Art Festival before church at 5pm-too pleasantly exhausted to get moving for the early service today! Oh and the icing is that before we leave, someone is coming to look at my car that's for sale!!!
Today is home & garden prep day. We will be having approximately 45 people over for a garden party tomorrow including an amazing guitar duo.
We love to entertain but as we have been prepping for this party I have learned to appreciate even more about my DH. My focus is always the same for every party-primping the garden, cleaning the house, food prep, decorating for the event, etc. DH's focus is on the little projects that have been hanging around and do not seem important (to me initially!)-almost a waste of time to me, but when done make such a huge difference!
While I would prefer he focus on the big things first like mowing, edging, quick-wash the deck, and sweeping the courtyard, he on the other hand, has a different approach. He currently has a huge ladder out in the kitchen to razor blade and clean the two small streaks of paint off the skylights that nobody noticed for 3yrs, washed our cars last night, painted the bottom of a downspout the painter missed 3yrs ago, etc. We have had oodles of parties since our remodel, but for some reason now is the time he has chosen to finish these details-for which I am thankful-just makes me smile.
We each have our unique gifts and when the time comes, everything is always done and looks smashing. While he may approach the "to do list" differently, he gets it all done according to his priority system. Even though he is not interested in gardening, he is the best courtyard sweeper around and he is meticulous about edging the yard. He adds the polish to our yard & gardens.......We each just travel a different path to the same goal, his is 7:05pm tomorrow(party at 7:30), mine just happens to be 5:00pm.