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Memorial Day 2012: SO Much Fun!

by Courtney on May 28, 2012

Oh my gosh…I don’t know if I can even put into words how awesome today was.

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There’s lots of pictures, so let’s start with that…

The first part of the day was pretty low-key. As our pals started to arrive, we all enjoyed some time in the sun, played some corn hole, sipped on a few adult beverages, and enjoyed some snacks by the pool.

Snacks…

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Corn hole…

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Jeff lounging in our burnt grass (thanks to the pool cover being on it for all of an hour and a half…)

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The ladies lounging by the pool…

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Me, Sarah, Meg, & Mal

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As the afternoon went on, the heat definitely started to rise, so a few of us (aka, the boys) made it into the pool.

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Games of H.O.R.S.E. were happening all day long…

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Mom and Dad even stopped by for a little bit to say “Hi,” so I forced them all into a family portrait. Smile

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The day continued with more corn hole…

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More adult beverages…

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And a whole lot more fun. Smile

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Eventually, we heated up the grill and got working on some dinner.

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The Grill Master at work.

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We had lots of yummies for dinner!

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Burgers, veggie burgers, turkey dogs, roasted potato salad (it was a hit – recipe to come this week!), and pasta salad.

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My plate – veggie burger and lots of salads.

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Not long after dinner, it was time for dessert.

We had plenty of cookie bars to go ‘round…

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But we also had a special little treat.

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I was recently given the opportunity to try out some of these Nestle Drumstick cones, courtesy of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.

Disclosure: “Nestle has provided me with free product and other items in order to help with my review, but anything I receive from Nestle does not affect my thoughts on its company or their products.”

As soon as I found out that I was going to get to try them, I knew I had the perfect crew to share them with…

As you can tell, they turned out to be quite a hit.

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And my family is pretty hilarious.

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I decided to get the “Lil’ Drums,” which I figured would be perfect for a day like today. I opted for the Vanilla Caramel Crunch flavor, and it was delicious.

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I just love them…well, both the ice cream cones AND the people. Can’t you tell?

Not only are these guys awesome, but they even take fun, awkward pictures for me when I ask them to.

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Gosh we’re corny…but we sure know how to have a good time!

Hope everyone else has just as great of a day today, too! Smile

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1 Linz @ Itz Linz May 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

those cookie bars look SO good!!!!
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2 Amy @ InspiredAmy May 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I was just going to say that! Cookies + bars = deliciousness!
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3 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog May 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Looks like you had an awesome day of friends and yummy food!
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4 Mallory May 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

How am I the only one in the air in the first picture?! Haha such a fun day : )

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5 Sana May 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I loveee the funny pic at the end!
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6 elizabeth | notes, quotes & anecdotes May 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

hahaha courtney – in the cute family photo, for some reason your black shorts look like one of those censor boxes that you have to put over inappropriate things! were you secretly streaking? ;) haha, but really – it looks like you had a blast – you and jay seem like fantastic hosts!
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7 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family May 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Those little drumsticks look amazing. They look perfect to keep in the freezer for an easy weeknight after dinner treat. Looks like a great day, I LOVE all the summer salads at parties!
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8 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Fun!! You gotta love friends who are willing to pose for silly pictures with you!! :)
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9 Angela @ Health, Happiness & Harmony May 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Can’t unofficially begin summer without some adult beverages and ice cream! Looks like a great time!
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10 Ash Bear May 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Your friends are great sports! I can’t wait to see your recipe for the roasted potato salad! YUM!

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11 Lauren May 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

You food looks great! I also love bright orange and your stripped tank! Where’s it from?

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12 Courtney May 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks! Target :)

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13 DynnaLou May 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I just love this post so much! Your family is definitely fun to be with and I am sure a lot of people enjoyed their Memorial day as well..
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14 Alysha @Shesontherun May 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Looks like you guys had a great time. A pool would have been great this weekend.

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15 brandee May 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

You guys know how to have fun! Looks like a great day!

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16 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Looks like such an awesome day!! I’m super jealous. haha!
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17 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I like that last picture — very creative :).
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18 Khushboo May 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Looks like so much fun! I can’t believe they still sell Drumsticks! I used to eat them all the time when I was growing up in Nigeria. They were relatively expensive as they had to be imported but also oh so worth it!
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19 Lisa May 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

Looks like such a great day with your friends and family! I totally forgot drumsticks existed until I say this post. I also love that you forced your family together for a family pic ;) My family wouldn’t have any of that I don’t think
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20 Alicia Alexander May 29, 2012 at 1:47 am

looks like fun fun fun, I love the photo on two guys sharing ice cream. lol. :p
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21 Michelle@PeachyPalate May 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

Looks like a great day! Can’t wait for the potato salad recipe :) And the pool is gorgeous!
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22 michelle kim May 29, 2012 at 3:12 am

LOVE the pictures (especially the last one)!! :D
Look like an awesome way to spend Memorial day!
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23 Miz May 29, 2012 at 6:04 am

OH MY GOSH THIS MAKES MY HEART SMILE.
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24 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance May 29, 2012 at 7:06 am

HAHA! Those pictures are priceless! I vote that you should frame that last one and hang it up somewhere in your house. Totally frame-worthy ;)
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25 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 29, 2012 at 7:22 am

Looked like a fun day! I love that you call what we call “bags” “cornhole” – so funny!

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26 Heather @ For the Love of Kale May 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

Well, this is awesome. So glad you had such an awesome day! Corny times are the best of times…isn’t that what they say? ;-)
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27 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 29, 2012 at 8:18 am

Looks like such a fun way to celebrate a holiday! :) I love the last picture! Too cute!
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28 Sabrina @ Work It Ms, Jackson May 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

It looks like you had a great time, and the weather is gorgeous. It’s rain, rain and more rain here in Savannah. I’m quite jealous of your sunshine. LOL!
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29 sherice@foodieluvsfitness May 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

looks like a great day.. what the heck is corn hole?

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30 Laura May 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

looks like you guys had a blast!! where is your cute orange striped top from? I love it!

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31 Carly May 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

haha, I definately cracked up at the last photo; cheesy yes, but hey i thought it was creative
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32 Carolyn June 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I just want to say that that was a truly adorable photo that caught my eye on foodbuzz. Too cute!
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