October 14, 2007

Rison in the Fall

Every year our town has a festival called Rison in the Fall. Main street is blocked off and there are booths, crafts, bands and, most importantly, a barbeque competition. This year Brian joined a BBQ team and his parents came up for it. There are 3 categories: chicken, ribs, and cooker's choice. Brian made some sensational grilled shrimp for the cooker's choice. He worked all week perfecting the sauce and skewered the shrimp with pineapple and then marinaded and basted them with it. We all thought it was delicious, and so did the judges, because he won FIRST PLACE in the cooker's choice!!!!! We were so excited, and I am so proud of him! The team also won 1st and 2nd place in the chicken category! We had a great time spending time with his parents, playing with Jack, and barbequeing!

Brian with the first place plaque for chicken.

The Rose Hill Barbeqe Team: Brian, 1st place for Cooker's Choice; Jimmy Bowlin, 1st place for Chicken; and Rickey Fore, 2nd place for Chicken.

Brian hard at work on his AWARD-WINNING "Cajun-grilled pineapple shrimp"

Father and Son. The BBQ legacy will be passed along.

Main Street during Rison in the Fall. There were lots of people there. I think there were more than last year. Or maybe we just know some people now. The booths and crafts were great. I got a really pretty Christmas wreath and Brian got a fillet knife.


The Overstreets said...

Congrats to Brian!

I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW FAST JACK IS GROWING! I think I say that everytime I post a comment.

ELizabeth said...

Jack has grown so much!!! I can't wait to see ya'll soon. I love you all!!

Mike, Alison, & Benjamin said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the award-winning shrimp! We must come visit and have some :) I totally agree with Katey--I can't believe how big Jack is getting. What a cutie!

The Texas VicHorns said...

That is so cool! You guys are a talented family for sure. Jack is precious!