Yesterday was a wonderful day in our home. We had friends over for a BBQ and truly enjoyed the companionship. The Dolezal's drove over from Tulsa and the McBride's came from about 7 minutes away (they just moved to Edmond from Pennsylvania). Everyone arrived in time for lunch and then all the kids (Henry and Rosie Dolezal and Benjamin McBride and of course Luke) played while the adults enjoyed a break from entertaining young kids. The best part for me was the girl time. We snuck away for a bit and it was so nice to get out of the house with good girl friends and without kiddos. Troy would say the best part was the ribs he grilled. They were mighty tasty! We enjoyed those, sweet potatoes, salad and bread for dinner along with a few tasty desserts. Needless to say, we were all thoroughly stuffed!
The connections among our three families is really quite amazing:
Patrick McBride and Darin Dolezal went to college together at West Virginia.
Patrick and Troy worked together at Unocal in Houston.
Patrick and Darin worked together at Dominion in Pennsylvania.
Troy and Darin worked together at Samson in Tulsa and Erin and I became quick friends there.
And finally, the McBride's moved to Edmond so Patrick could take a new job at Chesapeake.
And I know that Ashley and I will also become quick friends here because in the 10 days they've been here we've spend part of 4 days together already!
The boys: Benjamin, Henry and Luke.
Rosie was MIA.
The gals: Me, Ashley and Erin.
I didn't manage to get a picture of just the guys but you can see Patrick, Troy and the top of Darin's head in this one where we all enjoying the pictures of peopleofwalmart.com.
It was so awesome to hang out with good friends and good food!