7/1/09

HEAT on a Summer Night!



Our friends brought us dinner the other night.  They came with a huge basket of burgers ready to BBQ, watermelon and potato salad. And both of our families relaxed together on a hot summer's night.

Badminton for the kids.





Then the girls whipped up dessert, and waited on the adults.



Paul even got kiwi pruning tips.




We ended with an outside fire and good speaks. Meaning, it wasn't just fluff

Sometimes our conversations are deep at dinner parties - but I'd say they have soul, passion and warmth, as we encourage and challenge each other.

Would you rather have passionate conversation around your table, when you invite others in, or keep it safe and light?

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13 comments:

Bevy said...

That's a great question!! I so often want it to get more in-depth and passionate... and we almost get there, if you know what I mean. I have a girlfriend and her two little ones coming for lunch today, and this is always what happens... we get interrupted easily by the kiddo's or time runs out. I would love to know how to transition into a deeper, meaningful conversation (not just with her, but others as well) - sooner, rather then when the company has left our home and I've ended up wishing it would have gone better. Is this something that has to happen naturally or can it be "controlled"? Safe and light does have it's place, I understand that, but sometimes...

Chele said...

Awesome question! For me, it just depends on who we are entertaining! Some are safe to talk about anything... some are ones that would get so upset they would probably leave! We don't want that kind of tension!!

Astrid said...

Good question.

My husband and I disagree on this topic. He feels he can get into a heated argument. I feel otherwise. I feel rather isolated and alone as it is (especially being new the area). So I'm not anxious to alienate people if our beliefs differ.

Jen said...

I like either....and so love when I provide the house and they bring the food and we cook together...how fun.

Fiona and Michael Brown said...

I love deep and meaningfuls! I get sooo tired of shallow talk, when the conversation can talk to God talk, that is when I know, 'this is good entertaining'.

IRW Dana said...

Sometimes the fluff is just right for a short visit but we usually prefer deep conversations that leave you thinking. And my husband and I will end the evening sitting on the porch swing after the quests have left, still discussing the evening.

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

I have to admit I like nothing better than good conversation around my kitchen table (people always gravitate to my kitchen anyway)or around the table on the screened patio. I'm not a crowd person and appreciate a more intimate gathering.

If you have time, stop by "my place" and take part in my first ever "Silly Haiku Wednesday"! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

pk @ room remix said...

For me it really depends on who I'm entertaining.

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

I absolutely love a good deep conversation as long as everyone involved is respectful of others views. When I was teaching I use to tell my students, "You don't have to believe the same thing everyone else does but you do need to respect them."

The same is true for adults!

Looks like you all had a fantastic time!!

Jamie

whimzie said...

What a fun idea for a take-over meal!

I think I like a healthy mixture of both. I especially like deeper conversations with well-established friends. In other words, I like the safety of knowing I can share my heart and speak my mind freely without worrying that I'm going to scare my friends away if I say something that goes against their own thoughts or beliefs. I like people who like to discuss differing opinions b/c they're truly interested in what others have to say. I'm less interested in the same type discussion with people who just like a good fight.

However, when life is feeling particularly heavy, a fluffy conversation goes a long way toward soothing the sharp edges of life.

Holy Hill Blogger said...

It's interesting that your guests brought the dinner! How did that come about?

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Miss G said...

definitely passionate.