Birthdays, Barbecues & Bubbly

Hello lovelies! This long holiday weekend was nothing short of perfection. The skies were blue and the sun was shining. The Husband and I were fortunate to spend three wonderful days with friends and family and we even got a bit of relaxation in too. The theme for the weekend started out with massive amounts of bubbles - just how I like it - and ended with babies, birthdays and even a few of my favorite dogs.

TownHall offered up the perfect holiday brunch complete with bloody marys and beer for the boys and mimosas for the girls.

outdoor brunching at TownHall

An 11am brunch meant we had the entire afternoon to lounge in the yard before hitting two rooftop parties that evening. I pretty much spent the entire afternoon with lots of glossy mags on a picnic blanket in the shade of our huge cherry tree.

talking stock of the bubbly situation

clockwise from top: the husband settling in on a gorgeous Detroit-Shoreway sunset / the party
in full swing / Quintin with his ladies - Nadine, me and Rachael / shoreway and city view from Ohio City

Saturday was all about toasting to Alicia in a #celebrateallyourshit champagne party that she hosts every year.

Alicia doing what she does best / ice cream at the Hansen's means you get an Indians helmet bowl /
the girls and their bubbles

Sunday brought a first birthday celebration for our nephew Tanner. It also meant my brother-in-law broke out the smoker for a good old-fashioned family barbecue. I cannot get enough of these boys! Penton just turned two and it's insane how much fun these guys are. 

big brother has to give little brother's gifts a spin / Billy in action / Penton and Uncle Chris recovering after a wicked water ballon fight / Tank getting his smooch on

my sister-in-law Leah w/ the birthday boy / of course you need a microphone to sing happy birthday 

A long weekend like this makes me very happy that I have the rest of the week off to recover. Summer only lasts a short time here in the CLE and I'll be taking full advantage of every possible moment.

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