^^^missing our girl shannon, sad we didn't get a photo before she left :(^^^
a few weeks ago my parents had the whole family over for a barbeque. i mean, it's always a good thing when you get a group text from your dad seeing if everyone can make it over for dinner. and obvi the answer is always YESSSSS. the food was amazing, the kids literally ran wild, going from the trampoline to the tree house to the swings. the sun went down and the lights twinkled and sitting their chatting with everyone, i kept thinking, we really need to get our kids home to bed. but i don't want to! the evening was just too perfect to leave.
and now summer's over and i'm sad but happy we at least have the memories of that one summer evening under the twinkling lights eating cami's peach pie. yeah, the memories will do until next year.