To celebrate the occassion, we had an awesome family bar-b-que at my mother’s house this past weekend. We sat in our lawn chairs all afternoon under the shade of her huge tree in the backyard.
We talked, laughed and lounged the afternoon away.
My nephew entertained us (and the dog :)…
… while my brother tried to do a few projects around the house.
Then, as the sun lowered, it came time to light the grill! My brother manned the grill in the backyard, while the rest of us enjoyed playing a game of “DUTCH BLITZ” inside (my new favorite card game 🙂 ) and preped the rest of the meal.
Finally, the happy moment came when my brother brought in the plate billowing over with tri-tip and chicken…. the smell was overwhelmingly delightful (great marinade, Mom)! So we spent the remainder of the evening at the kitchen table filling our little bellies (which weren’t so little by the time we were done 😉 ) and carrying on in conversation. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, my mother topped-off the evening with her infamous Capaccino Chocolate Brownies. It was GREAT! =)