After several failed attempts, we have finally crossed "have a backyard BBQ" off our to-do list! In the 2.5 years we've lived in our house, it has rained out approximately three attempts at a backyard party, to the point where I almost forgot how BBQs even work.
But maybe because Mother Nature knew my mom was coming to visit or that it was Sean's birthday, we got a perfect brisk, early spring night in the high 60s. Here's a peek at spring around our house:
I set up my spring mantel, complete with my Mermaid Factory mermaid.
I also had the joy of seeing my ranunculus bulbs bloom! I was concerned when they sprouted within a week of being planted and then our yo-yo winter weather, but they're yielding and they're beautiful!
My first harvest! Totally worth every penny and every minute of effort.
My mom was in town and it coincided with Sean's birthday, so we used it as an opportunity to attempt another BBQ and, as I said, we were finally successful!
We even got a new patio umbrella to replace the one wrecked in the hurricane...story of my life.
lemon balsamic bowtie pasta salad. And now we have beaucoup leftover beer for the next 2-3 barbecues!