Carrot Cake and other summer delights

Kyle and I had another relaxed backyard BBQ last Friday.  It ended up being a mis-mash of Kyle’s work friends, old high school friends, and a couple of my girlfriends.  One of the highlights was a contraband game of lawn darts.  It’s true…lawn Darts have been prohibited from sales in the United States since 1988, but they made it to our BBQ!

Another thing that made it to our BBQ was a one year old chocolate lab named Crosby who was ready to eat anything in sight.  Needless to say, we all had to be on call at all times.  Also, we were pretty sure Crosby had his first ever interaction with a cat when one of our neighborhood cats dropped by for a visit.  That was a pretty interesting sight to behold. 🙂

My personal favorite highlight was my dessert contribution.  I made a Carrot Cake from scratch (including the cream cheese frosting).  It’s the first cake I’ve ever made from scratch and I think it turned out pretty well.  What do you think?

Yumm!

Yumm!

Two other highlights from our weekend:

1) We took an epic bike ride on Saturday and ended up at Molly Moons.  I’ve decided Molly Moons is my favorite ice cream shop in Seattle.  (And I’m pretty certain that would be true even if it wasn’t the only ice cream shop in Seattle. :)) Oh – Kyle had a cup of Birthday Cake ice cream and I had Salted Caramel on a sugar cone.  I might try the Honey Lavendar next time.  We’ll see.

2) It was warm enough and sunny enough to lay outside in my bathing suit for a little while today.  I even got a bit of a burn!  (Don’t worry though – it’s the type of burn that will just make me look like a nice toasted marshmallow by the time I wake up tomorrow morning.) 🙂

Here’s to a fun, summery weekend!

(Also – congratulations to Holly (my sister-in-law’s sister) who got married on Saturday!)

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