It's summertime, so let's have a BBQ!
There's just one thing - we're in the middle of corn harvest! We get up at 3 and are exhausted when we fall into bed at 9!
But wait! It's corn harvest! That means we can serve our fresh sweet corn at the BBQ!
There's only one weekend we can possibly squeeze this in...and it's less than 2 weeks away!
I've gotta tell you, I wavered back and forth daily as to whether we could pull this off.
We needed music.
We needed a tent.
We needed seating.
We needed volleyball.
We needed water because it was to be the hottest day of the summer.
We needed food.
We needed drinks.
So we started delegating ~
Kuyler and Kenzie on music
Kolton on volleyball and water sports
Kooper on yard maintenance
Mom on food and drinks...oh, and invitations
Dad on setup the day of the BBQ
Our only desire was that people would come and enjoy the fellowship, and that the Lord would be glorified.
Was it crazy?
Was it too hot?
Would people come?
Would we be able to see it through?
Maybe it would rain, and we'd call it off.
When we first had the idea I asked on Facebook if anyone knew where to rent a large tent.
Within 2 hours a friend called me. She told me they had purchased a beautiful tent for their daughter's wedding just the month before, and we were welcome to use it! And they had straw bales and spools and covers. *Thank you!!!* We were set!
The day before, and no chance of rain, so I guess I'd better make food. Lots of food!
40 lbs of beef
200 bags of chips
200 bottles of water and cans of pop
A boatload of pasta salad
And a gazillion servings of homemade strawberry cake *with strawberry buttercream icing*, and brownies!
And special friends from far away came in to take over serving the food!
And our dear friend did face painting all.evening.long, before allowing the girls to paint her face :)
It was beautiful!
Friends came, from near and far!
And we are still praising the Lord!
We are in awe of His provision.
Thank you to everyone who came, who gave, who pray, who love.
That night my daughter-in-love tallied the gifts for a grand total of ~