No market for you!

I did very little cooking over the July 4th weekend, as we were invited to two parties and I brought booze to one of them. There was plenty of eating and even more relaxing, though, so it all worked out well for me despite the lack of quality time spent with my kitchen.

Our friends John & Liz invited us to a get-together at their place on the 3rd. Between parties up there I always manage to convince myself that it couldn’t possibly be as perfect as it seems in retrospect. “Surely the haze of good times has clouded my memory!” says I. Nope. This time, I brought back photographic proof of the sheer goodness:

more after the jump

There’s a lake…

and a big lawn for the kiddoes…

on which they played a little catch…

and committed themselves to slipping and sliding…

while we stayed close to the pool (and cabana, where the blender was hiding)…

I’d have a hard time imagining a better weekend. It was so peaceful…

and everyone was so happy…

especially when we sat down to dinner…