Monday, July 26, 2010

A home BBQ . . . meet some of our family

Ok, so I haven't really shared any family pics, so here are the first.
We had a backyard BBQ Saturday with our daughter (Whitney), son-in-law (Reed), granddaughter (Tayvee) and their friends (Wade and Elizabeth).
It was a beautiful sunny day and included badminton and croquet.
We loved spending time with them!

Tayvee played in the pool . . . 

Reed and Whitney got their feet wet . . .

and played badminton . . .

 Tayvee cheered!
and got sleepy . . . 

The kids played badminton . . .

Grandma and Grandpa got to play with Tayvee! (Yes, I'm the grandma)

It was a fun opportunity to use our new (to us) vintage table set with chair slipcovers and matching napkins.  

Elizabeth brought some beautiful sunflowers from her garden and Whitney brought her delicious homemade blueberry pie. We barbequed steaks and salmon, had salads, baked beans, homemade ice cream, and . . .
fruit pizza . . .
Crust:      3/4 Cup butter or margarine, softened
                1-1/2 Cups flour
                3 Tbsp. sugar
Mix butter with flour, add sugar; mix until smooth; pat into 9x13 pan or 12" pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Next Layer: 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
                    1 Cup Cool Whip
                    1/3 Cup sugar
                    1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together and spread on cooled crust.

Top Fruit Layer: We like sliced kiwi, strawberries and whole blueberries, but you can use whatever fruit you want


Thanks for visiting our family BBQ! We look forward to having another family BBQ when our other daughter (Chelsey) and son-in-law (Dean) are in town! {They all have sweet blogs and were my inspiration for starting mine.}
Hope you're enjoying your summer with your family!

~ Julie


  1. Morning Julie

    Looks like you all had a lovely family day with the BBQ.
    We are having a family garden party next week to celebrate my 60th birthday, it isn't often we are all together.

    Jackie in UK.

  2. Hi Julie:

    Tayvee is absolutely ADORABLE!!! She must be the apple of your eye. Looks like a fun day was had by all. Thanks for sharing your lovely family.

    Lisa@Suburban Retreat

  3. Julie

    Your family looked to be having so much fun! Thanks for sharing and your Granddaughter is beautiful and has a rock'in name!!!!! NEVER heard of it before!!!!
    Also, thanks for the kind words about my blog, that is so nice! I look forward to seeing what your up to as well!
    Enjoy your day!

    Also, in answering your questions: My husband is a self taught carpenter, and just does it as a hobby. He is a perfectionist, slow but sure!!!
    The garage is adjacent to the house, like and L, a full 90 degrees. In time we plan on an addition on the back and side of the house to tie in more with the garage.
    I do plan to tie in colors on the garage, the orange brick color that is also on my veranda posts,as well as on the side doors of the garage.
    All in time!!!!


  4. awww love all the photos!!
    the one of whitney and reed in the pool is SO cute!
    the peters are missing though : /

  5. lolz at those pictures of me and reed. our badminton outfits are pretty hilarious.

    i didn't even notice how pretty the fruit pizza was! i was much too busy eating as much as possible before it was all gone.

  6. I LOVE your vintage patio table!!! Fruit pizza is such a great summer dessert! Gorgeous! it is one of my favorites to make for family gatherings. I appreciate recipes that are fairly simple to make, but look impressive! :-)

  7. hi julie...
    love these precious photos... family is always the best ...
    thank you for visiting my blog... so nice to meet you....x pam

  8. oh what a cutso baby!! I love the ways baby have such baby plumpness---and such soft skin. They are so much fun to hold. (However my grandson was wiry and to squiggly at times!) Family times are such a blessing. Love the table and chairs!


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