Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rose Visted Athens and I Blogged About It On My Blog

Rose flew in from Korea this week for a visit! Leslie drove over from North Carolina and was supposed to partake in all of the fun, but she got freaking viral meningitis!!! SO unfair! We visited her at the hospital.

We spent all of Tuesday shopping in Parkersburg, and ended the day with games and Avalanche Pizza at my house. Suzanne came down from Cleveland to join in on the rest of the fun! We chose delicious flavor combos. Salami, banana peppers and mushrooms!

Roasted potatoes, bacon and broccoli!

And tomato, artichoke hearts and feta. YUM!

Suzanne brought Yumi the birthday present she had made her. A beret!

Rose wore the beret for awhile, because she knows French.

Today Summer hosted us for an amazing day of pool fun. Suzanne, Rose and I enjoying the sunshine and daquiris.

Suzanne brought a boatload of tabloids for us to peruse.

Suzanne SLAMMED her first drink. Rose was like "uh?!"

I love Summer and J's mimosa tree the most. I think I want one for my yard.

Summer writing down things that we said in our quote book. And a pineapple!

Time for champagne!

Champagne toast!

Champagne circle of friends!

Daquiris, champagne, what's next? CHI CHIS! The only thing better than a couple of chi chis is a couple of girls wearing MATCHING SWIMSUITS, with chi chis.

Chi chi chi!


Rose and me!

Yumi and I cheering in the pool.

It was one of those days that you thought was already perfect but then it just kept on getting BETTER. Cornhole!!


And then Summer snuck in with a CAKE! We couldn't celebrate Rose's birthday with her since she was way far away in Korea, so we made up for it tonight.


Make a wish!

By the end of the night, Rose and I were exhausted. We spent our last evening at my house on separate couches playing Words With Friends against each other.

I miss you already, Rose! Safe travels!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tracy & Tina's Backyard Party

This evening, Tracy and Tina hosted a backyard summertime party. It was the PERFECT summer evening! Tina made a delicious round of gin & tonics. Refreshing!

Tracy taught us how to throw knives!

Go TJ!

Mike about to throw the axe. Later in the evening, Tracy threw the axe with such ferocity that it BROKE! RIP, little axe!

Bob was the knife MASTER.

Mmm! Look at all the snacks!

Aaron, Leah and Ben hanging out beneath the mimosa tree.

Looking up at the mimosa.

Backyard party!

Baby Kate with a fistful of almonds.

Billie and Cheryl playing cornhole.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

We got together at Mom and Dad's house to celebrate Father's Day this year. We played a TON of cornhole!

Mom, Baby Kate and I were cheerleaders for the first round.

But pretty soon, it was time for Kate to facilitate.

She runs so fast in between the two boards!

She likes to gather up the bags and bring them to you.

She's very good at it.

Snack break! Pretzel time.

I made a salad to have with dinner.

Yay! Avalanche pizza!


Back outside for more cornhole, and PRESENT TIME! We gave Kate the task of delivering Dad his gift.

What could it be?

Another thing Kate is excellent at is helping unwrap presents.



It's new shoes!!

Yay!! Happy Father's Day, Dad. We love you!!