Saturday, August 23, 2008

People are nice around these parts.

I mean REALLY nice. The Husband was out mowing the lawn last night.  We seem to have forgotten that it's getting darker earlier now and the sun was rapidly disappearing. A few minutes later, a neighbor of ours came over with his lawn mower and started helping and a few minutes after that ANOTHER neighbor came over and also started helping. It was much like this video from "She's Having a Baby". Only without the lemonade during the mowing. 

We just settled for vodka gimlets after the mowing which in my opinion is much better. The lawn is mowed, The Husband was feeling really good about his (relatively) new friends helping him and we ended up having a fun night. 

We have a big picnic in our neighborhood today and I have to take an "appetizer" I would have much rather done dessert but alas, we are an even numbered house and we were assigned appetizers. I'm making something yummy and easy that I would never make otherwise though so perhaps I'll do a mini tutorial for you later. 

I'll take pictures of the picnic if there's anything worth taking pictures of. I hear last year's shindig was a big blow out so I'm looking forward to it. 

Enjoy your weekend everyone! 


Marie said...

Wow! People really ARE nice 'round your parts! All the people around my parts have a lawn service and we are the only shlubs that cut our own lawn, it seems. My neighbors just snicker when they see us out there pushing a mower. hee hee

Mabry's gamma said...

Dang, you do have some neighbors, that is my kind of neighborhood. Have fun at the shindig.

Erin Leigh said...

That is amazing!! Our neighbors throw rocks at us when we are out there ;)

Love the pics from your trip to the beach!!

Sandy Toes said...

That is so nice to have such GREAT neighbors! It is a blessing! We had great neighbors where we use to live...they would do anything for us and vice versa!
Sandy Toes at

morewineplease said...

Awesome neighbors... people dont do that here... well hubby did it once for a family that just brought home a baby!
Have fun at the party!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Caren,

What nice neighbors you have. I'm sure they will be back to help again after those vodka gimlets they received! Yummy!

Brandee :-)

Mama's Losin' It said...

Wow!!! That almost gave me goosebumps...I just love the way men bond. I officially love those neighbors. So nice.

ps I'd prefer dessert over appetizer as well...both to cook and to eat.

Carrie said...

Thanks for checking me out! That sounds like you were trying to pick me up. Anyhow...your neighbors sound awesome.
I have to agree...dessert over appetizers.
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