The barbecue/pool party was a success, largely in part to my hard-working husband who cleaned house and prepared succulent chicken breasts and thighs on his new stainless steel grill
and to all the guests who brought their wonderful side dishes. My particular favorite was this new corn salad my Mom brought with chili cheese Fritos crumbled on top...mmmmm. The lemon bars were a close second.
Since it was overcast and the temps were in the 70s (100 degrees last weekend...if you don't like Texas weather just wait a few days) the hot tub was much more popular than the actual pool (however, it is a known fact that if you turn it up hot enough people will venture into the main pool, lest they become human stew.)
By the end of the evening we were all in the hot tub except my parents who liken putting on bathing suits to some unspeakable torture. (Come on! If I can walk around in a swimsuit ANYONE can.)
Sidebar: My Mom is one of those women who get their hair done once a week at the beauty salon so pool-splashed hair is out of the question. Soooooooo when conditions ARE right for her to get in the pool (perfect temperature, barometric pressure, wind velocity, the moon is in the second house and Jupiter aligns with Mars and it's an hour after she's eaten) she wears a shower hat. Not a swim cap...that would smash her up do! You gotta see this! I'll take a pic next time Jupiter aligns with Mars.
Anyway, it was a fun party. I'm posting a pic of my husband diving into the pool. I've titled it: Torso Man...