Porch parties are a way of life on my street here in the Hood. Typically if you walk the loop on a Friday or Saturday night, you will find a few people gathered on a porch somewhere sippin' cocktails and watching our kids play in the street. Yes, you read that correctly. We let our kids play in the street. Army wives- go figure. Most of the time these porch parties are low key, and most people are welcoming if you are walking the streets (wow - that sounds bad) in search of a porch to crash. The Friday night after hubby left I have a rather large gathering on my porch. No I wasn't celebrating Hubby departing; instead I was sipping my sorrows away with a few of my friends that totally get it. You see at any giving time half of the men on the men on our street are deployed or are getting ready to deploy. We have a saying in the military - "you know you are a military wife if your friends have never met your husband!" We are constantly joking about how if Lifetime wants to see real Army wives in action then they should hang out on our loop and follow us around for a week - Lifetime would never be the same. ;o)
Always a camera in hand.
Made by an Army wife.
Just beautiful isn't it?!
No worries...we had a kid table too!
I get by with a little help from my friends...