Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ribfest 2012 - Family Life


This year the jello poke cake went patriotic. My daughter did a wonderful job decorating it. It is such a refreshing cake. The recipe is here.

The decorations are just simple things from around the house and some flowers picked up at the market. I will transplant those into the garden when they are done blooming.


Filling the water balloons. I wonder when we are all screaming and the dog is barking like mad as the water balloons fly, do the neighbors think we are nuts or at least the noisiest folks on the block?


We drag out all our silly hats and wear them. It was hot so we needed them.




Horseshoes were the game of the day.


Q tried on every hat. This was my favorite on her little head. Too funny!


Aww the food.


And finally the ribs. They were excellent. We did half rub only and half with sauce for my daughter who has to have sauce. They were perfect.


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32 comments:

deb said...

what a fun day!!!! I LOVE those poke cakes...have not made one in years...need to revive that recipe!!! the ribs....look...amazing!!!! LOVE the idea of putting the little flags in them!!!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a beautiful family and such wonderful memories you've made for them. The ribs look delish!!!!!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

That is so cool that you have your own little celebration! Wow, your food looks great....ribs are one of my favs!

Cottage and Broome said...

The cake looks so pretty! What a beautiful family you have!! Laura

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun and looks like you all had a fabulous day. Such sweet and precious memories. Hugs, marty

Sarah said...

What a fun way to spend the holiday weekend. Looks like your family had a terrific time. The ribs look delicious and that cake is beautiful.

Kris said...

Your family dynamic is very much like ours, I think. We make a lot of noise on family celebration days too! Your girls are so pretty, silly hats and all. And the food looked amazing!

Kerin said...

Looks like a great weekend with your family...making memories to last a life time :)

Yummy looking ribs too!

Tracy said...

Looks like a wonderful day of family fun & memories. :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a beautiful family you have. Looks like a nice day and the ribs looked YUMMY!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like the perfect holiday. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

laurie said...

what a great day you had and it looks like the weather was fine as well, your little girl looks so sweet with the big hat on!

NanaDiana said...

Elaine- What a beautiful family and a wonderful holiday for all of you- xo Diana

Sweet Tea said...

Oh good gracious that looks like fun! Makes me miss having all my family near by. . .I'd take the ribs covered with BBQ Sauce, that's the way I like mine!
BTW, I love the HATS!!

~Sara said...

You have such an adorable family. Boy do all of the girls look like you. I thought one was you for a moment. Looks like such a nice family weekend. Blessings ~Sara
ps~ The cake sounds yummy.

Lois' Laughlines said...

What a perfect day you had. I will check out the cake recipe. I love the ribs with the flags, soo cute and festive. The photo of your girls,precious.
thanks for sharing.'blessing to you.

Robyn said...

Looks like you had an awesome day and I LOVE LOVE the cake!!

sandy said...

Looks like a fun family time! Enjoyed the festive photos!
sandy

camp and cottage living said...

Elaine
It looks like great family fun!
Your daughter did a great job with the cake!

Linda said...

Looks like fun was had by all!! Love all the hats!!Have a great day!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a fun day y'all had! The annual rib fest looks like a hit with the family. Elaine, your girls are all so pretty! I was trying to decide who looks like you and who looks like Mr. Sunny. ;P

How do you prefer your ribs, rubbed or with sauce? I like both, and yours look great. I have to really read the labels on sauces to make sure they are gluten-free.

Did any of the hens get hit with a water balloon or did they hide out until the games were over?

xo,
RJ

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You have a beautiful family and this looks like a blast! That's what the neighbors probably think, too. That and they're wondering: how can I wrangle my way in for some of those ribs! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Ms. Redo said...

Y'all have so much fun!!! Horseshoes and ribs, perfect. Love the decorations and the hats really rock! Hugs ~ Mary

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Had to feature that lovely jello poke cake on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625?sk=wall
Thanks again for linking up!
<3 Christina
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
Wildly Original Round Up party every Wednesday at 7pm!

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

The food looks delish and the decorations are beautiful! Gorgeous family!

Thanks so much for linking up for Functional Friday!

~Angela

Shannon said...

This looks like so much fun, love the jello cake--and you have a beautiful family!! So glad you linked up at the Summer Fun Party!!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

Anita Stafford said...

Now that looks like a fun party, great food and fun people! I love the way you jazzed up the cake!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

What a fun party and a great way to celebrate any patriotic occasion. Your daughter really did do a wonderful job on the cake. It's so pretty. Those ribs look mouthwatering too. I really appreciate you being a great friend and joining me at the Grill, BBQ, and Picnic Party!

Diann said...

This post is just so happy! I love it. Your family is beautiful and everyone looks like they had such a fun day! Visiting from CHS.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

That cake is to die for! You all look like you had a great time. I hope you will link this up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

Molly said...

What a great time, it looks like lots of fun memories made! I LOVE poke cakes, my mom used to make them :)

Thanks for linking up at the Summer Fun Party, I wanted to let you know that as a Co-Hostess I featured you today on my blog. Head over and check it out, and be sure to grab your "I've Been Featured" button :)

http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2012/07/patriotic-projects-inspiration-round-up.html

Have a great 4th of July!
-Molly

Jennifer Hughes said...

I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

Jennifer
thejennyevolution.com

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