Now that we actually have a backyard we are taking full advantage of it. The nights are getting cooler, but we are trying to extend our summer as far as we can. I think we spend more time in the backyard than we do in the living room, actually. Having a backyard (and a husband who loves grilling) makes it really easy to entertain people, too.
I invited my close friends and family over to the house last weekend to celebrate my birthday. It was a small gathering, but I had so much fun. My Mom had originally said she wasn't coming and I was kind of bummed out, but I understood because she lives two and a half hours away. But then she totally punked me by showing up with my brother, who I also thought wasn't showing up. That totally made my day! I was also really happy to see my niece Gabby and cousin Austin's daughter Amber come over to our house for the first time.
|Jess, Austin, Lisa and Fauna (Amber too) getting ready to play bocce ball.|
|Amber and Gabby.|
|Thanks to Jeff, Nick and Jess for prepping and grilling.|
|I love party favors.|
|I told Jeff to get me a birthday cake that said happy birthday to me on it. He took it literally.|
|All of the cousins in one place. This is kind of a rare occurrence, but awesome!|