Adventures in BBQ (and a giveaway winner)…

by agirlandhermutt on August 1, 2010

Last weekend during my trip to the beach I managed to snag a nice little sunburn in some odd places. Why can’t I apply lotion appropriately?!

I had a mission to stay out of the sun this weekend and just let my skin rest. Eh, that plan didn’t work out so well.  My outdoor marathon started with a visit to Cathy’s for an afternoon BBQ. The weather could not have been nicer yesterday and it would have been a shame if I didn’t manage a trip over there.

I brought my Dirt with me and found the dessert table on arrival. I can sniff out a sweet in 3 minutes flat. Check out those puffs? I *might* have inhaled a few of those.

My other contribution was beer. Lots of beer.

When I stopped by Gordon’s to pick up something to drink for the party, the folks at Saranac brewery were having a tasting. I immediately fell in love with their Pomegranate Wheat.

I had a beer and got to looking at some of the eats. Apparently my friends really enjoy chips. The biggest hit seemed to be the Baked Cheese Puffs. I didn’t even get a taste of those before they were gone!

The Scientist and I showed up a little later than the start time so the food had been broken into big time.

No worries. I was able to find some delicious eats. If there is one thing you can count on with my friends, and there are MANY things you can count on, it is that there will be some great food!

In between eating and drinking, I managed to catch up with my friends. I love hearing what they have been up to over the summer! Do you ever have those moments when you realize how interesting your friends are? It isn’t like I didn’t know this beforehand, but today was just a nice reminder. 🙂

I also had a good time driving The Scientist nuts with the camera. Every time I took a pic of him, he took a pic of me.

I have the feeling that my photos of him aren’t nearly as awful as his are of me. I was having a rough lookin’ day! ha! We did manage to snag one good one though.

Cathy was definitely the hostest with mostest. I have the feeling I will be volunteering her in the near future for another BBQ. What?! It is good to encourage your friends to do the things they are good at!

Finally…the winner of the PB2 with Chocolate giveaway!

Big congrats to Kristina over at

Thanks to everyone for entering! Be on the look out for more giveaways in the future!!!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristina August 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm

first of all … SQUEE !!! *so excited for the spoon!! 😉

also, Saranac makes me think of Zoltar, the fortune teller. ?

Jason ALWAYS takes photos of people taking photos.

great photo of you two 🙂


agirlandhermutt August 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

ha! I totally agree about Zoltar. Sigh…I love the movie Big!


Kaz August 2, 2010 at 1:41 am

Congrats, Kristina!

Looks like you had a great time with your friends. I love large spreads of food like that, where you can pick at the things you like. I’m such a dessert girl, too. If something has frosting on it, or cream inside it, it doesn’t stand a chance. 😀

You look so pretty in your picture! You and your fella look like a happy couple. =)


Noelle August 2, 2010 at 9:34 am

You and A are super cute! All that food looks really yummy! Congrats to Kristina!
I got sunburned at our garage sale Saturday and when I woke up Sunday it was all soaked in and I just look tan. For the first time in 10 years LOL


agirlandhermutt August 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

So jealous! I’m still peeling.


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

Aw, looks like you had a great weekend! Good for you!


agirlandhermutt August 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Thank you! It is nice to just do something just for fun!


Lynn @ The Next Chapter August 2, 2010 at 11:04 am

I love weekends like this, just getting out and relaxing with friends. Always a good time and yes, I know what you mean about realizing how interesting your friends are. Especially when you can get into friendly debates. 😉 hehe


agirlandhermutt August 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Good ol’ debates! Fortunately we keep those to a minimum. I have some friends with very strong opinions!


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm

The food looked great and that is a good pic of the two of you! 🙂


agirlandhermutt August 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Thanks so much!


Blond Duck August 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I would totally hit up the dessert table.


agirlandhermutt August 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I’m with ya! 😉


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