Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Memorial Day Cook [Burn] Out With The Newlys

Monday we had our very first cookout as Newlyweds in honor of Memorial Day. We spent the first half of the day getting the yard spruced up, gathering up chairs and tables, icing down drinks and such and blowing up as many rug rat floaties as we could find, which ended up being way too many, considering we are childless at the moment. Believe me, had a cheese wagon full of kindersnappers came whipping down our driveway that evening, we smithy's were fully capable of gearing them all up with floatation devices for every extremity. 

While we thought we went somewhat a little overboard on supplies and such, we were kind of worried about what kind of turn out we were going to have with all of the many cookouts and get togethers that were going about, but to our surprise we had plenty of friends and family show up and we just had a blast with all of the company. It was so nice to have both sides of our family there with us along with great friends too. 

But let me just make plain that thought, first of all word to wise: a hamburger patty is not always a [great] hamburger patty, that is if it's cheap. So we had a little well big.. bad combination while in the grilling process of cooking hamburgers. The first one being that I, wifey bought the most cheapest pack of hamburger patties I could possibly find in an act of pleasing the Husby with my mean savings skills. A hamburger patty is a hamburger patty, right? Wrong! Lesson learned #1. Second, Husby had the grill rocking and smoking at a whopping 700 degrees. Our burgers were so burn't up the dogs wouldn't even touch their tongue to it. Husby was getting pretty embarrassed and Wifey was feeling pretty dumb for penny pinching on patties but looking back it was worth every penny that was wasted. You just can't put a price on a good laugh and an unforgettable memorial day cookout! Lesson learned #2. A hamburger patty may not always be a good hamburger patty, but a good laugh is a good laugh, right?

You didn't think this moment passed life's existence without being recorded did you!?? I like to call it "The Hamburger Massacre". Check it out, and feel sorry for us if you want or maybe just point and laugh. 


  1. Sounds like such a fun way to kick off summer!

  2. HAHAHA I'm loving your hamburger lessons.

  3. Hahaha! This is hilarious! Yall sound like us! We learned these very same lessons last year for Labor day. Tony's family and a few friends came over and it was a disaster from the get-go. It was fun and at least we tried. Better next time! The joys of newlywed fun! Such a funny story to add to the blog series :)


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