May 24th, 2013 was a big day for the Emonds. It was both our daughter Kristin’s 26th birthday and our granddaughter Melodie’s 2nd birthday.
Kristin – hard to believe she is 26.
Jordan and Alison (who just celebrated her 29th birthday on May 21st) had a birthday party for Melodie Saturday night. Birthday buddy, Kristin, gave Melodie a yellow polka dot bikini which she modeled proudly with her handmade native slippers from grandma and grandpa.
Cousins and Auntie helping Melodie celebrate. Oh yeah, and Dad too.
Blowing out the candles on Alison’s homemade birthday cupcakes.
I had BBQ’d some big beef back ribs and made a homemade plum BBQ sauce for the party a few days earlier on the backyard smoker.
The preparation with a dry rub for 24 hours.
The BBQ sauce ingredients.
The backyard smoker.
…and the resulting ribs
Overall, I was a little disappointed with the results. I made a rookie mistake and went by time instead of temperature resulting in the ribs being too rare. The sauce was excellent however.
Carry on folks, the muleskinner