It's here! Year number 5. I can hardly believe it. Since that first year when Magnolia Blossom drove 8 hours on a dark cold rainy night in November
tyle="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">to what was a stranger's house to now, five years later when we can't wait to see each other in 5 months and anyone else that would like to come. YOU are invited
to join us on June 6th, 7th and 8th, 2014 at my house for food, fun and the chance to meet other AR members.
I know I haven't been around very much these last couple of months due to a couple of pesky health issues plus I decided to start a major spring cleaning New Year's day which hasn't stopped
yet, but that doesn't mean I haven't been noticing how many AR cooks there are in the Middle of Midwest. Now if you are saying to yourself, "well, I would like to go but I'm shy. I won't know anyone. These people all ready know each other." Trust me, we
didn't know each other either at first but that didn't stop us. Magnolia Blossom has even blamed me for all the other out of state roundups she has attended over the years. She said she had so much fun at our first she just kept on going. Shoot, she even
went to Hawaii and Mi Being Mi joined her and the others. If you do feel shy or maybe big groups are a little overwhelming, don't worry. I have 20 acres here and there are many
gardens to check out if you need a little space from the group. One of us returnees will make sure you are having fun and everything you need! Those gardens are partly the reason for the
major inside spring clean. I want to have the perfect gardening year this year! So when Spring gets here I'll be out there spring cleaning! Also, I can guarantee you won't met any nicer, more welcoming people then those that have been here. Now can I guarantee
who will be here? Uh no, that I can not do. As hard as I try to stay on top of things there have been 2 years where surprise guests have shown up. I still say, Mr. Mike Harvey, my mouth didn't open as wide as an anaconda when mauigirl showed up on my doorsteps
with flowers. Granted it did take me a few to figure out who she was. Unlike when I got this text last year
from xraybarb or gammaray as l like to call her. Rather clever of her to be sending me photos of her with her beautiful grandchild. Said grandchild lives in AZ where gamma was supposed to be.
What can I guarantee? While Missouri's weather can be unpredictable, it won't be near as cold in June as it has been this January. There will be plenty of food. Friday evening for early
arrivals we will have hearty appetizers and if I figure out the new wood burning oven we might even have pizzas. Saturday lunch will be served at 1:00 pm and it will be
BBQ with all kinds of sides. Sunday brunch will be served. Yes, Mags I will make those Hot D cinnamon rolls again, I'll just make some plain ones for my bratty kid.
I can also with absolute certainty guarantee there will be lots of laughter and much conversation about everything under the sun. From cooking to water bills, you name it we will discuss
We forgot last year's group photo so this is year #3's. If you would like to be in year #5's because we aren't forgetting it this time just email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give all the info you need to come and have a fantastic weekend with us.