I don’t know how we got so lucky as to have so many young friends. Last night we had a “youngs only” group over for dinner – we were the only doddering oldsters present. We were secretly hoping to osmose some of their youth, which, judging from a glance at the mirror this morning was completely unsuccessful, but at least we had the chance to introduce them all to one another and celebrate the joy of having them all in our lives.
Ashleigh outdid herself once again with a charred corn salad, baked beans from scratch, lots of veggies for the non-carnivores in the group and a yummy strawberry-rhubarb crisp for dessert. The CE tended to the tri-tip and the weather was glorious – it was a perfect evening!
Of course, it always somehow ends up being all about the dogs. Julia and Grant’s puppy, Henry, was the star of the show, running exuberant circles around the lawn and getting to know Chloe and Soho. I was trying not to be too invasive with the camera so the photos aren’t great, but you’ll get the idea:
Such a great evening and a lovely way to kick off the holiday. Happy Fourth, everyone!