Friday, July 5, 2013

Fourth of July Backyard BBQ

Hope all of you had the best Fourth of July celebrations! We had our first BBQ and group get together at our apartment and it was so much fun! We spent the night before and morning of getting ready and preparing food and drinks. Our menu consisted of hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, guacamole and chips, corn on the cob, cupcakes, sangria, and rum punch! I really enjoyed all of the prep time and getting to use all of our fun kitchen stuff. At our old apartment BBQs were always on the roof so we were a bit limited to what all we could bring upstairs. 

The weather yesterday was sunny and hot and I was grateful that it didn't rain. We listened to records inside, ipod tunes outside, sipped delicious drinks....and ate a bit too much food. There were a few games of cornhole going on but I was busy running in and out and didn't partake. I loved everyone's company and was so happy to have some laid back time with some of my favorite girl friends! 

 Thank you Abby and Blair...these were DELICIOUS!

This morning we cleaned up and made an impromptu trip to Long Beach. Once again....gorgeous weather!! Just can't tell you how good it feels to have the sun shining down and to swim in beautiful, cool ocean.

We came back home and grilled out again...we are obsessed. I just made a watermelon slushie and Louis is already zonked out on the couch. We are heading back to the beach again tomorrow. Feel so blessed for such a wonderful summer weekend so far!! Glad there's two days left!


  1. I love that pic of you manning the grill!!


  2. We can all learn so much from you and Louis. You make your own choose to live life to the fullest...embrace every moment...and share it with others. God bless you both my precious Kristen and Louis.