Saturday, August 10, 2013

School's Out!!! Annual End of Year Dinner

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!

1 comment:

  1. Such a sweet post! You were NOT a poor sport about the campfire! If anything it was just entertaining. :) Thank you for the kind words, you know all the feelings are completely mutual. xo