Life’s a Picnic

by Cait on July 3, 2012

Another great day comes to a close.

Chad and I headed out for a 4-mile run in this perfect weather. If only weather could be like this all the time – a cool breeze always blowing at your back!

We came home, showered and then Chad, myself and his aunt packed up the picnic basket and headed to our barbecue!

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We had all the makings for a great cookout –

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I even manned the grill

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Onto it went corn (fully in the husks per Chad’s aunt’s instructions) and homemade turkey burgers!

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The corn smelled incredible while it cooked!

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I definitely want to use this method in the future.

While the grill did it’s thing, I threw together a salad…

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Mixed greens, avocado, shredded carrots, walnuts and dried cranberries.

And Chad’s aunt Denise (who joined the party late last night!) cut up the cantaloupe:

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Which we all greedily snacked on before dinner

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Before long we were pulling everything off the grill and digging in!

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Turkey burger on whole wheat buns, topped with colby cheese, avocado, mustard, ketchup and lettuce.

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Salad on the side and a couple of kettle cooked bbq chips for crunch!

And then it was time for CORN!

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So unbelievably good.

After corn it was dog time!

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Can you tell we had a puppy on our hands?

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She was absolutely adorable. It took all my strength not to steal her. Her coat is super soft – it’s like snuggling with a fleece blanket when you hold her!

The rest of the evening was spent simply enjoying each other’s company…

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So much fun.

To cap off the perfect summer evening Chad and I stopped for some gelato!

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Such a happy way to end the night!

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#photoadayjuly #2 is up!

Night everyone :)

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