We carried on our tradition to celebrate the end of school/start of summer with the Zeamers. I was really looking forward to our dinner with dear friends and to the start of summer. I had been burned out with the to-do's of the school year ~ I was most definitely ready for a break from homework, sports practice, ballet, etc. Kathy and Dan are such generous hosts, and our evening together did not disappoint. Unfortunately, I had to work that evening, so we weren't able to stay too late but we all had a great time!
Kathy set a fun and festive table for the kids, while the adults got to enjoy some good conversation and a delicious dinner in the dining room.
a great group of kids!
I really love Kathy's children...they are all so very sweet and have such wonderful and different character traits. They are a joy to be around.
"Have a Whale of a Summer!"
Dan BBQed and we enjoyed a lovely meal together.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't so summer-ish, but like good Pacific Northwesterners we rallied and enjoyed a fire and s'mores outside after dinner.
My kids think Kathy is the best cook ever. With her delicious birthday cookies and amazing cakes and then s'mores! She's amazing, I tell you!
Kyle and I enjoying some fancier s'mores ~ caramel, peanut butter and Butterfinger were flavors we tried. DELICIOUS!
I'm not a huge fan of camp fires because I don't love the after affects of smelling like smoke. Usually I'm a better sport, but knowing that I had to work all night left me less inclined than normal. Thankfully Kathy lent me her coat and I moved around the fire the best I could to avoid the smoke!
Love Andrew's expression as he lost another marshmallow to the fire
Roasting marshmallows is serious business!
Thank you, dear friends, for a fun and festive night and a delicious meal. We treasure our time together and are so thankful for your friendship!