This summer has been an amazing! We had such a great time and a lot of wonderful memories were made. We started off our summer with our trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The rest of the summer was a little less eventful, but just as fantastic. In the middle of July, between Rob's birthday and mine, we had our 2nd annual Summer BBQ! We grilled chicken with my homemade BBQ sauce and had the entire family over! It was hot but fun!
Dad workin' his magic on the grill!
Rob, John, Diddy, Brian
Mom, Gram, June
Janet, Me, and Baby Woods
The BBQ was a success....that is, until a water main broke in our neighbor's driveway! We had a river flowing down the street and I had to fill the bathtub with water to make sure we had enough! Only at the Healy Household! The kids, and Cathy and Debbie, surely had a good time playing in the cool water on such a hot day!
The day after the BBQ I turned 27! Yikes! Rob and I spent the day together and later on, our good friends Kathy and Matt came over. Kathy made me the most amazing (gluten free!) glowworm cake!!! It was the best cake I have ever had!!!
Francis got to meet her cousin, Finley, this summer also! Finley is Brian and Deanna's puppy! They got along pretty well (except the second time they were together was a disaster!). We stayed out in the yard so the pups could run around together.
Checkin' things out together!
What else happened this summer?? OH! Marco and Nicole got married on July 30th! Marco is a college friend of Rob's. They are great people and make a fantastic couple. They had such a beautiful wedding down in Champaign - and it was a lot of fun, too! I got to meet another one of Rob's college friends, Paul - who is a total riot. He's such a goof! Rob and I had a great time that weekend.
The gorgeous bride and handsome groom!
So, we definitely had some wonderful moments this summer. But our favorite thing to do is hang out in the backyard. We even had a little visitor this summer!
This little guy decided that my parsley plant was a wonderful hangout.
He even invited his twin - there were two of these guys!
Now, I KNOW this next thing happened in the FALL (October 2nd) but it was a big part of the summer, too! Mike and Janet welcomed Natalie Marie Woods into the world on October 2nd at 12:39 pm! She is the most precious peanut I have ever seen! I was lucky enough to visit the hospital on Saturday night and wish Natalie a happy birthday and congratulate the happiest new parents ever! Natalie weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 18 in. long. She is AMAZING!
SO in love!
One HAPPY family!
Chris holding Natalie for the first time.
I just can't express how happy I am for Mike and Janet. She is a perfect little baby and Natalie is SO lucky the have the parents she has! Only good things are to come! Congrats!!!
Didn't we have a great summer?!?! And these photos are only a small slice of our summer pie! We had so many great days!
Now.....one more thing was super exciting this summer...in fact, Rob and I think it was the best part of the summer....but THAT IS FOR THE NEXT ENTRY!