It was a perfect weekend for a spontaneous, fun pizza party with "old" friends. Yes, we may all be considered old as far as age goes, but these are old friends in that we go back many years in our friendships.
We met through raising children together and have remained friends throughout the years. It is seldom that you find yourself in a situation these days where between the four couples we have been married over 163 years. In fact, my husband and I have the fewest years with only thirty nine. There have been children and health issues through the years and yet the strength of the marriages has held up well.
We made it a very easy dinner with bruschetta, homemade pizzas, salad and cheesecake. The pizza parties are always fun because everyone gets involved in making them. The choices for toppings vary tremendously from one person to the next and there are always many laughs and bragging on whose pizza tastes the best.
Preparation is crucial and fun. There is definitely a technique to getting the dough to slide off the peel into the wood burning oven.
Hubby tending the fire.
Whose is best???
Enjoying the food.
I have also been working a bit in my "playroom" this week. I have been making burp cloths for a baby shower for my daughter. These are made out of flannel with embroidered sayings on the back side. I am sure they will be put to good use in another month and a half. Everyone is so excited for the big day and it is such fun not knowing what sex the baby will be.
#4 son, DIL and grandson were down for the weekend and we enjoyed their visit. The baby is getting so big and has definitely found his voice.
The only down side of the weekend was that the water heater went out. We are fortunate enough to have installed a tankless water heater in our new addition last year so we did have warm water for showers in one bathroom. It was just a little inconvenient to have laundry and dishes to do and no hot water. Amazingly, once I called for repairs, the young man was here within a half an hour. Yeah!
Since we will be having friends come in from England this week I will be away from the computer for a while. I may get a chance to check some blogs, but I do not anticipate a lot of time. We will be enjoying some more "old" friends.
I hope that everyone will enjoy the last days of summer and look forward to the upcoming fall season.