Atwell Adventures

in the neighborhood

Although we only lived in our North Carolina apartment for five months, I always thought it was a little strange – and sad – that we didn’t get to know our neighbors.  When we moved to our new home in December, we wanted to make sure that didn’t happen again.

So last Tuesday, we invited our little section of the neighborhood {about seven houses} over for dinner!  You’ve got to start somewhere right?

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We really didn’t know how it would be received.  Would anyone come? Would everyone come? Would we be the weird neighbors from here on out? {don’t answer that last one 🙂 }

On Thursday before the dinner, we had four people from two houses saying they would be joining us. Hooray!

It was minimal effort on our part: adding a few chairs and table to our dining area, and preparing a simple menu {barbecue chicken, cole slaw, chips, baked/fried pickles, and brownies and ice cream for dessert}.

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I’m thankful that we’ve been blessed with a home we can open up and get to know a few of the people that live near us!

ps – Oh and I can’t forget a picture of the host himself reading before the neighbs came over. {please note: the book is upside down}

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