*Instagram pics by Thomas Stuart Hall.
This is fast becoming one of my most-looked-forward-to days of the year.
We were blessed with sunny skies, and fair breezes, and friends lugging totes of macaroni salad. What more can you ask for, really? The chicks were the life of the party; all kids in attendance spent a good balance of time sprawled on the quilt next to their pen. Garden tours were conducted. Marshmallows were roasted. Our backyard, now devoid of shed, was pronounced an improvement.
As with last year, Gilbertsvillians outnumbered all others three to one. We are lucky to have settled in a town full of people who like lawn chairs and white wine on summer afternoons. We're still newbies here (so many families are in their second or third... or seventh... generation)-- but the Gville circle is ever-ready to accept and embrace those new faces like ours. And we are lucky, and thankful, for that.