It's June! Summer is here!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My parents were in town this weekend! Hooray! I have had the fortune of seeing them practically once a month this year. Oh, the blessings of being closer to family. I sure do love it. They drove down for a cousin's wedding. It was great to see some extended family as well.  Here are 3 of my favorite guys in the whole wide world (brother, dad, husband from left to right :)) with my amazing grandparents. I really like this picture. 

We even had our first outdoor dinner party that included more than just Russ and I! We've loved our patio furniture and patio. It was such a warm and peaceful evening. I can't wait for the many barbecues and outdoor parties to come this summer. Summer is the best.

And then of course, we had delicious food which I feel I must document. Grilled tri-tip steak, summer fruit, green salad, and this amazing Lemony Cream Butter Cake that was uhhhh-mazing, if I do say so myself. It's the perfect summer dessert. We served it with strawberries and whip cream. Mmm Mmmm.

And because I'm usually the one behind the camera, here are a few instagram pictures of recent happenings where you get to see my smiling face. Lucky you! :)

Top left: Loving life at the Blind Pilot / Head and the Heart / Shins concert. Take me back, please?
Top right: Paint chips for a recent project! Details soon to come.
Bottom Right: Enjoying National Doughnut day with Marcella and kids at Kripsy Kreme. What a happy place.
Bottom Left: Documenting the last day teaching our adorable Primary class at church. We will sure miss these smiling faces.


rach said...

Ooo! Can't wait to see your painting project...I think I know where this is going...

Lindsay said...

Um I love lemon and butter, so I will be making that. Russ always looks mid-laugh and that makes me laugh. You are pretty.

wishful nals said...

being close to family is such a treat! lovely photos and blog! glad i found you! :)