we spent the whole day Saturday at Judes' house. Brian spent about six hours cooking ribs:
for a birthday party for me and our friend, Mike:
and I spent the day taking pictures of stuff in my sister's yard (she is such a great gardener):
the baby came over to entertain us for a few hours:
it's always so much fun to spend time with him. he was in a great mood (ignore his expression in that last picture) and he wore us out just watching him run around the yard.
the party was so great. we had ribs and chicken and shrimp and brats and tons of other stuff that Brian didn't make. and then we all sat in the backyard for hours. just listening to music and drinking beers and talking and laughing and having an excellent time. the weather was beautiful, it even got a little chilly! everyone had a good time and I don't think it could have been any better. it was a perfectly relaxing day. I hope we get a lot more of those.