Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Brews & BBQ

For the fifth year in a row Matt and his friends competed in the annual Brews & BBQ competition in Uptown Charlotte all weekend. We had gorgeous weather, delicious food, good music, interesting people-watching, fun friends and a very happy baby. It couldn't have been more perfect.
 The competition officially kicked off early Friday morning and the guys spent the day smoking ribs and Boston Butts, playing corn hole, drinking beer and hanging out. And just to make things a bit more official this year, Ryan designed t-shirts for their team.
 Later that day Lindsey, Caroline and I joined the party...
and took lots of pictures of course!
Lindsey, Laura and I cheering on our hubbys {and Caroline cheering on her daddy}!
Around Caroline's bedtime Lindsey and I wished the guys luck and headed home. This year the guys got smart and brought cots, air mattresses and sleeping bags in hopes of getting some sleep in the middle of the street.
The next morning we got there as the judges were arriving to the tent to sample the BBQ! Matt gave the presentation to the judges and we conveniently placed a cute baby nearby in hopes that it would enhance their scores - ha!
The aforementioned cute baby.
Throughout the day we had lots of friends stop by the tent with their adorable minis. How cute is Katrina's 7 week old little man, Callahan? And yes, Caroline is 3 months older than him and weighs exactly the same. 
A little bit later April, Ian and Camille came by! It's been weeks since we've been able to get these baby girls together to play so when Camille showed up Caroline went crazy! She wouldn't stop reaching for Camille, smiling and holding her hand. It was absolutely precious.
Around 6:30 pm the judges announced the final results. Sadly, Matt's team didn't have the same luck as they did last year when they took home 3rd place in ribs. This year restaurants were allowed to participate so it was kind of impossible to go up against Macs BBQ and some of the other great places in town. Regardless, the guys had a ton of fun and that's all that really mattered. It was another great year of BBQ-festing!
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27 comments:

  1. I'm glad that they had so much fun and that the weather was perfect but I don't think it's fair at all to let restaurants compete, or at least within the same categories! You and Lindsey look like sisters in those top pictures!

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  2. We were in town on Saturday and everything smelled and looked delicious! I wish we had time to try everything!

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  3. I love that they had so much fun!! I bet it was TASTY!! They should totally have an amateur division though!! Caroline, as always, is so cute a and looks SO happy!!

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  4. This seriously looks like such a fun time! I love BBQ, but leave that up to the mister or a restaraunt for the good stuff, though we just bought our first home this summer, and now my husband wants a smoker...I see many backyard BBQs in our future. Cheers to 3rd place, that is still awesome!

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  5. What a fun weekend! That BBQ looks amazing and Caroline is SO cute! She's getting so big!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. Is it weird I've been looking forward to this recap knowing y'all had so much fun!? Lol! Sounds & looks like everyone had a great time... & a the babies!! How precious!!

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  7. the weekend looked so fun and I am dying over all these baby pictures. So stinking cute!!!!!

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  8. Loving all the baby pictures, Caroline's little grin is the cutest thing ever! And you look amazing!! That's such a bummer that restaurants are allowed to participate, I'm sure your hubby's BBQ was delish though!

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  9. You look so good!! Caroline is such a happy little baby! The BBQ looks good!!

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  10. Sounds like such a fun day!! You look absolutely gorgeous and those pictures of Caroline smiling and making faces - too cute!!

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  11. That weekend looks like so much fun!! Caroline is absolutely adorable! Your outfits are cute too!

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  12. They sleep in the street overnight?! How cute are all those babes x

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  13. We loved seeing you guys Saturday and getting these babes together again is a MUST!

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  14. Love the cute baby shot!! Caroline is adorable! I agree it's totally not fair to let restaurants compete against everyone else!

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  15. Sounds so fun and love that C and C are besties. :)

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  16. I LOVE your booties, where did you get them?!?

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    1. Yes, please tell us where you got those booties!!

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  17. I LOVE how Caroline smiles so much! Such a happy girl!

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  18. Caroline is such a cutie pie! What a fun weekend! :)

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