May was crazy busy for us so I didn't do much blogging. Our oldest graduated (promoted) from 8th grade so next school year I officially have a kid in High School. Our school district still does a full promotion ceremony for 8th grade. The kids wear graduation gowns and everything. We told our daughter we would do a small party with just family and she could invite some friends. My husband has been working on our deck for two years now and it was still not finished. The flooring was all done just no stairs or railing. The party gave him the motivation to finally finish it up. :) I am happy to say we have a beautiful deck on the back of the house now. This picture angle makes it look bigger than it is but it is good size. We were able to buy a new patio furniture set on SALE also.
Every free moment was spent getting the house or the deck ready. We cleaned the house from top to bottom for the party and ended up moving the party to the community building in town because of weather. The party was Memorial day weekend and we got rain ALL weekend. Oh well, the House is clean and the deck is done. Hopefully it will eventually get used if it ever stops raining. :)
I over planned the food for the party and not everyone showed up so I had more food than I knew what to do with. We lived on leftovers last week. :) I put a lot in the freezer and only ended up throwing out some of the fruit that went bad by the end of the week. I wrote down how much I bought so next time I have a better idea. I chalked it up to a live and learn experience. We had never done anything like this before. I have plenty of veggies in the freezer for soups this winter. :)