Tuesday, June 19, 2007

~Our grill-out!~

~Phillip putting our new grill together...WITH THE "HELP" OF OUR KIDS!~

We invited our friends Carlos and Gloria over for a grill-out (to try out our new grill =). We decided to celebrate 4th of July early, for it won't work with their and our schedules to get together on 4th of July! Since Carlos had just come back from his FIRST trip to the USA (he plays the piano for a music group) we had a lot to talk about. We had a really nice time.
~Us eating in our backyard~

We had a yummy meal too. Phillip grilled the hamburgers, and I made homemade hamburger buns.

Phillip was able to find our first jar of dill pickles that we've eaten here in Colombia. (Not the same taste, but at least they were pickles!) Here was our "Red, White, and Blue" fruit and pineapple center piece. (the pieces of fruit were sooo yummy!)

I made this Americana Flag cake too. (I normally use coolwhip, so it's WHITE, but I knew that Carlos doesn't like coolwhip, so I used vanilla pudding this time...sort of an ANTIQUE white look to the flag. =) And I normally used blueberries for the stars, but have none here in Colombia, so used grapes. =)

~We had to move inside when it got too chilly outside.
(I took my curtains down to get them cleaned...due to the "DEPOSITS" that the bird put on them while we were gone to Medellin. UGH!!! (`~`)

We had a very fun time with Carlos and Gloria, and also enjoyed getting to use our grill too!


Jana said...

Looks like tons of fun!! :-) The buns look delicious amd the fruit-- very nice!!

Michelle said...

I have never heard of any one making there own hamburger buns. I bet they were delicious!!!! Michelle J

Vonnie said...

Looks yummy!! Can't imagine it being too cool at this time of the year!! We are in the 80's up here.

Les said...

I loved your fruit center piece! I also have never heard of homemade hamburger buns, but I would love to try them!

Rob and Deanna said...

Trying to figure out the big squares with white triangles in them. Are they windows? If so, it looks like pictures hanging in the middle of the windows. ???? :-)
Your meal looked very Festive & pretty!

~Heather~ said...

Deanna, "the big squares with white triangles in them", are white security bars on the INSIDE of our window...so I just used them to hang pictures on them. =)

Love, Heather =)

Darlene Bray said...

Hi Heather, I am enjoying your posts, it is interesting to read about the lives of missionaries and how God uses you and helps you. I would love to have tasted your "homemade" rolls. If they are anything like Susan Hunts, they are delicious! Johnathan left us a message last week to tell us he loved us and that he was fine. He also said that it was a priviledge to use the phone but VERY expensive. I am wondering how he managed?

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