We had our first block party (Pine Valley Drive Party) Saturday night. Our new neighbors from Utah came up with the idea. It was a really good idea though, and we had a lot of fun. It's really sad that people have lived on our street for years that we have never officially met. We knew what car they drove and what house they belonged to but had never met them face to face. We set everything up in the cul-de-sac in front of our house. Jen and I called everyone and assigned them something to bring, and to my surprise they showed up. Scott borrowed the big grill from work, and we grilled 40 burgers and I don't know how many hot dogs. Our other neighbor Louis set up a barricade to keep cars from driving down and disturbing us. It all turned out really well. I feel sure we'll do it again.