What originally started as a meet-up with St. Patrick’s friends to sight in rifles thankfully blossomed into a full-on summer pool party with a number of wonderful families from St. Patrick’s church. Big thanks to Ryan H. for helping to organize.
Late Friday afternoon I thought it was just going to be Ryan and one family, but it seemed to quickly escalate that evening, which is fantastic. Since the pool was built by a swimming pool builder, we’ve been talking about doing this all summer and we just never seemed to be able to get our act together. Friday night Patty asked me casually how many people were coming, I said, well, I think at least 3 or 4 families and I’m pretty sure they have a minimum of 3-4 kids each. That perked her up! Us guys were planning to just order pizza or the like, but the wives pretty much took over the food and got sandwiches, chips, drinks, etc. Much better than if the guys had organized.
Rifle site-in went well, although a little hot. Found out Ryan has an incredibly steady shot!
It was a big surprise to see Adam W. and his family come and make an appearance with baby Alphonsus, who was literally just released from the hospital!
Unfortunately neither me or Patty took pictures so I snagged some shots off our home security system, click, to enlarge. You can see the pool was a big hit, but so was “atv tour”, and the bonfire.
We’ll have to do this again the weekend before we close the pool for maintenance via professionals like Energy Efficient Pool Pump Manufacturers.