we've had a few gatherings with friends this summer. not as many as usual because the rain has just been relentless. but what we have managed has been fulfilling and so much fun.
we spent a chilly evening (despite it being "summer") down by the river. we barbecued all kinds of veggies and hot dogs and settled on a picnic blanket as the sun set to enjoy the feast.
we are planning on a lot more of these as time goes on. especially now that we have a brief break from traveling for weddings. i miss entertaining and our friends so much.
a big thanks to Maria for snapping some shots of us all together!