This has been such a crazy month with my trip to the Oscar Mayer / Kraft headquarters and all the other mayhem of summer that I never got to share the photo albums from our Memorial Day BBQ Bash!
Home Ever AFTER was happy to have Oscar Mayer as the official sponsor of our Memorial Day BBQ Bash. But like all things in Alaska, you just never know what is going to happen with our weather! You may have already seen our midnight Alaska bbq we had with Oscar Mayer hotdogs. Needless to say, things are pretty topsy turvy when you live in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Our Memorial Day Barbecue was scheduled for 4pm. It was hot outside, upwards of 80 degrees and sunny. We had planned to let the kids run through the sprinkler with their swimsuits on, even. Well, that didn’t happen…
We got rained out! At exactly 5 minutes to 4pm, as we started bringing out all the food to the picnic tables, the sky turned black. Rain clouds rolled in and rained on our picnic! We quickly moved all the tables and food under the awning against the neighbor’s window (shown at right).
The food was safe, but we had to huddle on the sidewalk until the rain slowed to a drizzle. Our barbecue food was as great as ever, even if my picnic tablescapes didn’t survive! We had delicious Oscar Mayer hot dogs (including the new spicy jalapeño ones for my husband, and had great company with friends, family and neighbors! Note the raindrops on our hot dog packages:
By the end, the rain stopped and the kids (even the big kids!) were able to run around an play with the hula hoops and frisbees.
My hubby and I are always happy, no matter what unexpected circumstances we run into. Here are some photos of pregnant me, Danelle Ice, and my hubby, Michael Simmons, on our rainy Alaska summer afternoon:
We didn’t get many pictures because of the rain, but if you want to see a few more, check out these:
Thanks again to Kraft and Oscar Mayer for being the official sponsor of our Alaska Memorial Day BBQ Bash (even though it was mostly rained out)!