This past Sunday, my family and I celebrated Father’s Day the way we know best- with a backyard BBQ with lots of good food, great people and a lot of fun.
In fact, Amy was so excited about the food that she broke her fork.
Gavin manned the grilled, as per usual. We had salmon this time, too. It was super delish. Katie’s parents stopped by, too.
We did a family photo together in the backyard. Apparently the dress code was as follows: blue shirts for guys with khakis and blue shorts/pants for the ladies.
And then,we took one with our expanded family! (Significant others were included in this one.)
Gavin and I practiced taking photos of him putting on my (engagement) ring, as per our photographer’s instructions.
Then, of course, I stole some photos from Facebook. This time, I grabbed the ones from Katie’s camera.
This one would’ve been cute too, had Gavin not decided to photo-bomb it. Overall, it was a super fun day!
Later on that night, I did my final dress fitting before the wedding day. I’m glad its the last one because I think my mom is one fitting away from killing her only daughter. (Kidding! Sort of…)
The dress is so beautiful! I also have two veils: the “beekeeper veil” for the ceremony and a more cocktail-appropriate (shorter) one for the reception. The shoes I tried on with the dress are okay. I’m not in love with them but my feet are so that’s good.
Yesterday, we all gathered together for a backyard barbeque to celebrate Jim’s graduation from Mercy College.
Jim and Mom and his “cake”
Group photo! (left to right: Jeremy, Mrs. Cumberland, Ashley, Zato, Amy; front row: Samantha and Momma)
Katie flying away with balloons
Gavin climbing trees
Gavin and my two brothers, Jim and Kris
UPDATE: This one I stole from Andrew’s Facebook :)
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What a great way to kickoff the weekend! Kris and Amy let me spend the night at their new apartment so that I could get an early start (ahem, 5:30am) for the race this morning.
We each went to our respective corrals (Kris was, of course, in the first one with the elite runners. Pfft.)
Kris and Amy ran in their Vibrams. I wore my Nikes since I hadn’t trained farther than 6 miles in the Vibrams yet. Maybe next race I’ll use those.
One mile into the race, some dudes took a bathroom break. I was moderately impressed with my in-motion photography skills. Running while shooting- usually it’s Gavin who does that.
Fast forward 13.1 miles… and I got me some BLING!!!
Super psyched to hang this on the medal-holder that Amy got me last Christmas. (The one on the right is Gavin’s from the 2011 NYC Half.)
The best part, besides the fact that Gavin and my parents were waiting at the finish line with Gatorade, was that we ended the last portion of the race on the boardwalk at Coney Island!
We skipped the cyclone and got some free chocolate milk from the Nestle Quik rabbit who apparently followed Amy, Kris and my parents from their escapades last week (see below photo I stole from Amy’s blog.)
Then we headed back to Kris & Amy’s apartment for a shower relay race before walking out to grab bagels and check out the nearby farmer’s market. Jim and Katie came down for the farmer’s market, too. I got massive quantities of spinach for juicing, a few sweet potatoes and a one small wheat grass plant.
Oh, and my mom FINALLY joined me on DrawFree (my new favorite game on the iPhone.) Hooray!! Only took like 4 weeks.
Gavin and I had to leave around 1:30pm so that he could watch Chelsea in the Champion’s League Final. He loves Chelsea. I’m planning to rest my legs and not do anything for the rest of the day.