On Thursday night, Charlene said "I've been doing stuff in the garden all week. We should have a party on Sunday."
So we posted to all of the usual mailing lists, and on Saturday we walked around the neighborhood inviting everyone we could find to drop in on us on Sunday evening.
The party was a great success, both because there were good conversations and connections made at the party, but also because Saturday's walkabout got some good conversations. We'll definitely be doing this again.
Also starting to think about maybe doing a big family sort of get-together on Labor Day.