Birthday Grillin’ in the Rain

One of my favorite things is having people over to our house so I can cook for them.  It’s nice to not go to restaurants/bars sometimes – because let’s face it, New York is expensive.  And it’s even better having people over now that the weather is letting us use our back yard – sometimes.

This Sunday was our friend Liz’s birthday.  She wanted to go to Central Park for the day and I offered to have dinner at our house after.  Well, it was a great plan.  Right as Scott put on his backpack to walk outside, it started raining.  It was over pretty quickly, but it was just enough to ruin any park plans.

We called an audible and had everyone head over to our house early.  The rain continued on and off, so this happened.

Birthday girl Liz!

It just wasn’t worth packing up and going inside every time it sprinkled.

Lighting the grill in the rain.  I believe this is the second time I’ve seen Ryan sporting a pink umbrella.  (The last time was Scott and my rehearsal dinner, when the boys gallantly walked to dinner in the rain in order to leave enough car seats for the girls.)

I forgot to take pre-dinner food pictures…here’s the remnants of the Greek panzanella salad.  It was a Barefoot Contessa recipe and it was delicious.

Please notice the size of the platter Stu used as a plate.

Birthday cupcakes!  Sorry for the Valentine’s Day candles…work with what you’ve got, right?

I love these guys.

Now if only I could train Prince to take photos, so that I could be in some of them.

Happy Birthday, Liz!  It’s going to be a great year.  You’re having bridal showers, a bachelorette party, GETTING MARRIED (having the best wedding planner available), going on an amazing honeymoon and starting the rest of your life with the man you love.  I’ve met him and he’s pretty great.  So happy for you and that we get to be friends!  Can’t wait to celebrate all of the special moments ahead.




One thought on “Birthday Grillin’ in the Rain

  1. Rebecca! We love when you have people over too (you’re a better cook than I!). Thank you again for a great birthday – it was memorable and just what I needed before the crazy summer begins. xo

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