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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.


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.




Corn hole…



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


The ladies lounging by the pool…


Me, Sarah, Meg, & Mal


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



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


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


The day continued with more corn hole…



More adult beverages…


And a whole lot more fun. Smile




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


The Grill Master at work.



We had lots of yummies for dinner!


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


My plate – veggie burger and lots of salads.


Not long after dinner, it was time for dessert.

We had plenty of cookie bars to go ‘round…


But we also had a special little treat.


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.



And my family is pretty hilarious.


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.


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.


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 : )


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!


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?


12 Courtney May 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks! Target :)


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.


15 brandee May 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

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


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

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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!


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?


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!


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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