july 4th celebrations were perfect.
i spent the weekend in chicago suburbs with a group of friends many of which i rarely get to see and matt & i threw a party at his house! the day was dreamy with a high of 86, unveiled sunshine, and waves of perfect breeze throughout the afternoon that turned into a pretty sunset sky & cool summer evening.
as the night went on i forgot more and more to take pictures. which is sad, because the after-fireworks party was whimsical and cozy. but we had a fab time ... here's the proof!
1. Matt's daddy grilling with a friend 2. me & two of my favorite ladies 3 & 4. chatty, handsome boys
summer in chicago = big sunglasses
buddies playing bags
1. bros ;) 2. me & bruce!
1. me eating 2. chris & ruth ... new friends! 3. edith & her piece of AWESOME american flag cake 4. sunset jeff 5. matt & i 6. waiting for fireworks!
the back deck ... ready for drink creations & snacking!
and that, my friends, is where the pictures ended ...
but the party did not.