Thursday we had both sets of our parents over for a 4th of July cookout!
My mom recycled one of the hanging mason jar flower vases from our wedding by filling it with fresh hydrangeas and other flowers from her yard — it was so cute! Tim tossed some chicken and sausages in the smoker, kicking off the first time of the season we've pulled it out to use!
This guy kept a close eye (and nose) on all of the cooking action:
Among many other goodies, Tim's mom made and brought over the dessert — a beautiful and delicious strawberry shortcake, topped with a little flag fitting for the day:
You can probably imagine, this didn't last long in our household.
It was a lot of fun and a little surreal getting to meet someone in person who we feel like we've gotten to know online — thanks for such a fun meetup, Olga! Keep up with her and her delicious recipes over on Mango & Tomato.
Saturday we got our weekly farmer's market fix, I headed down to my mom's house on the river with some friends while Tim stayed home perfecting a few new recipes. He was also able to get the first full coat of polyurethane on the outside of the locker console project we've been working on:
While outside throughout the weekend, we noticed our neighbor has a tall blackberry bush fruiting and branching out over the fence:
Much of the weekend we had some new tunes playing in the background — Tim scored 3 new records from the record shop down the street, one of which included a Kinks album from a live show he actually attended:
For those that don't know and if we haven't mentioned it here on the blog before, one of Tim's all time favorite groups is The Kinks. We actually had a few tunes in our wedding ceremony — I'll have to tell you all the details in a later post.
In unrelated news, I've developed a new obsession with the free DOTS game app. It's so clean and a simple concept, yet wildly addicting to play. I made Tim take a photo of my best score so far:
Oh, DOTS, it's only a matter of time before I break 300.
P.S. Speaking of obsessions, Tim and I watched the trailer for a new reality show coming soon on Oxygen and think we are already obsessed. Three words: Preachers of LA — thoughts?