We have watched each others kids grow up, have grand kids, or grand cats - what ever -
Many thanks to Maria (in the blue shirt) for keeping us organized.
Denise was the last to arrive, with her legendary chocolate cake. (she mentioned this year that she had tried bringing something else one year and was kindly (or maybe not so kindly) reminded that the chocolate cake was her responsibility - Ha, ha - and she believed us!!
I'm kind of a wild-card - this year I brought Marinated Five Bean Salad (I'll tell you more about it later this week) - There were chips and hummus and a wonderful margherita salad with homemade pesto!
Look at it and weep -
Do you see why we ask Denise to bring her legendary chocolate cake year after year???
So, another year's summer picnic in the bag - it was great to see everyone, and we'll all look forward to the Christmas Cookie Exchange.
Meanwhile, back at home, George is taking in the simple pleasure of stopping to smell the flowers.
And Bella does what Bella does best - lay right in the middle of the driveway and take a dirt bath.
Oh, you wanted to use this road?
No, sorry, I own the road - you'll have to get out of here some other way.
Have a good weekend everyone!