We’ve been having a family reunion for Paul’s side of the family all week here in Utah County. His siblings have come in from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho to our little neck of the woods in Utah. My previous post details our backyard patio renovation. The landscapers finished the patio on Wednesday July 17, 2013 and we had our very first party with Paul’s family the next day. We wasted no time! All 20 of us put the new patio to the test. We made this amazing chicken recipe, had a cooler full of sodas, s’mores for the kids, strawberry shortcake for the adults, and lots of laughs.
This summer has been hotter than blazes (98 degrees during the barbecue) but I love every minute of it.
Snow is evil. Sun is glorious.
My nephew Tom looks on while my hubby Paul fans the flames for a great s’more cookout.
Cousins roasting marshmallows with Uncle John.
My beautiful niece Laura is about to get really sticky marshmallow all over the place!
Luckily her sweet cousin, my pretty-great son Nathan, is there to wash her off and enjoy the sunset.
Isn’t family grand? That’s what life is all about. Family.