^ cupcakes, made by rachael and melissa. really super delicious. i will never be able to eat a cupcake without filling again.
^ lots and lots of people came. and this was just the dining room.
^ paper lanterns on the back porch
^ charlie, claire, and ryan
^ethan, justin, and judah in fedoras. they’re a pretty sweet band.
^ lights in the backyard
i didn’t even know we had anything growing still, but today we picked these carrots from our garden in the backyard.
[this one is for claire.]
and now, dear readers, i shall now feature a series of posts about how to live in one’s backyard.
to start, one must have a place to sleep, such as a treehouse, or perhaps a tent. i have already featured such a post here.
next, one must have a restroom facility (fully equipped with toilet paper), like an outhouse in the corner, like my sisters and i had in our fourth-acre backyard of sand in new mexico.
one must also have a way to prepare food, such as a firepit, bonfire, or grill. the main diet of a backyard camper may consist of hotdogs, chili, hot cider, and smores.
more examples of backyard living to follow.