Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Backyard BBQ

Due to my school schedule, I work just about every weekend. At my hospital we work 12 hour shifts, and the night shift is 7 pm - 7 am the next morning. And, before you ask, yes -- working night shift is hard. And yes, you could do it too -- you get used to it, although it still makes you EXHAUSTED. But I consider myself lucky -- by working Friday and Saturday nights, it means that I only need to work a night or two during the week to keep my full time hours, while giving me most of my weekdays free for school.

But every now and then I am lucky enough to have a weekend night off. It's a rare treat -- other than the weekends that I have taken off for finals, I have only been off three weekend nights this year. I'm not complaining -- this is the scheduled that I have picked, and it's only for a few years. Or at least that is what I keep telling myself...

I was lucky enough to be off the Saturday night before 4th of July. And nothing says "summer fun" quite like having a backyard BBQ. And it was hot and there were lots of bug bites. But there was also s'mores. And laughter. And fabulous company.

And it was totally worth it.

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This is what Baby Kate thinks about our conversation topics

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Clearly we weren't quite interesting enough

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Bennett and Makayla

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There was water fun to keep cool.

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And the hose on the trampoline. Which turned out to be the most entertaining thing ever.

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It's official...he can't deny this baby belongs to him -- she has his looks AND his personality!

1 comment:

Arizaphale said...

Mags I am so glad you are posting again. I have missed you. And it is awesome that you are still in contact with your 'boys'. You are a wonder woman and I know all this hard work is gonna pay off for you in time.