adventures in weekending: yet another bbq (not that i’m complaining)

My parents held another one of their ever-famous barbecues, so me and Bob made sure to be present for the fun.  And I’m so glad we were.  In spite of the epic heat, we had tons of food, fun and laughs with family friends.

An abundance of tasty, grilled hot dogs with slightly charred buns (the best way to enjoy them!)

Dancing (otherwise known as “backing that thang up”).

Squirting people with water. Notice how no one is moving away? That’s how hot it was.

Bob is always trying to catch me in awkward, candid moments (read: mouth open, eyes closed…that kind of thing). Luckily, he caught me this time with eyes wide open and a smile.

A sassy new visitor named Milo.

And my favorite part: desserts!  Pastries from the Hispanic bakery, cheesecake, chocolate cake, apple pie, cannolis…
I had a little bit of everything…and I went for seconds. Naturally.

How did the weekend treat you?

-jillian m.

31 responses to “adventures in weekending: yet another bbq (not that i’m complaining)”

  1. Jane says:

    All that food looks amazing! Sounds like you had a good (albeit hot) weekend.

  2. Monica {bohemian twilight} says:

    a relaxed way to spend a day.

    those little cakes remind me of my childhood…

  3. Anonymous says:

    I recognize the pastry capucino…they are so good! Is your family originally from Puerto Rico? I saw your dad's arroz con gandules y lechon asado…. que rico!!!

  4. Felicia says:

    Yum! Those desserts look beautifully tasty. :)

  5. yours truly, melissa says:

    Sounds like a great weekend with family! I love summer cookouts. We had a pretty great weekend riding bikes & spending time with family.

    p.s. I did indeed give my blog a little facelift. Thanks for noticing! :)

  6. Val says:

    Nothing better than Summer BBQ's. Great pics.

  7. Ana Degenaar says:

    Amazing photos, Jill! BTW Where's your family from? xo

  8. Andrea@Fancy That! says:

    That looks like quite the spread! I love family barbecues. Especially when people bring desserts…

  9. Erika Lee Sears says:

    i love a summer BBQ :) the desserts look perfectly delicious- I would go back for 2nd too!

  10. jillian m. says:

    Anonymous and Ana – Yes! My family is from Puerto Rico (I was born in the U.S. as were my parents). My Dad's side has a little bit of Irish thrown in there too.

  11. kankana says:

    OH that sounds so much fun! I miss that out here is US as parents are in India. So we husbnad wife have our fun of bbq on our own :) That candid shot of yours .. awsm!

  12. jillian m. says:

    Melissa – I haven't been bike riding in so long. And you're welcome. I knew I noticed a difference!

  13. Aquí says:

    Gorgeous candid shot! My boyfriend either takes amazing photos of me or THE worst! I guess thats just how it goes. Your weekend looks like fun!

  14. Anna says:

    My weekend was very relaxing to the point that I got bored! The barbeque sounds a lot of fun and those desserts…I'd definitely go for seconds too!!

  15. Anait says:

    I think I need to get myself an invite to one of these bbqs….somehow I'm always drooling over the keyboard while reading your blog.

  16. PhotoPuddle says:

    I love barbecues and that picture of the hotdogs is really making me hungry!

  17. Erin Lian says:

    This looks like the best bbq ever! Deserts look delish and I would not mind a milo 😛

  18. Sam {} says:

    the candid shot of you is super cute!

    we were all about the hot dogs this weekend – so good (and now i'm back to salads!!).

  19. la petite coquine says:

    I love that BUCKET of hot dogs-so genius! John and I did plenty of eating ourselves this weekend, and I'm ready for Friday already!

  20. Pink Ronnie says:

    Those mini hot dogs look awesome and you look just gorgeous girl!
    Ronnie xo

  21. Indie.Tea says:

    What a fun weekend! The bbq and those colorful desserts look fabulous.
    And great pic of you – you're so pretty!

  22. Belly B says:

    The food looks sooo good!!!! I love family reunions they're always so fun!! 😀

    Belly B :)

  23. Renee B. says:

    Nothing wrong with a little BBQ!! Love your pictures, those desserts look delish:)

  24. Punctuation Mark says:

    love the sweets after the bbq… yum!!!

  25. autumn jordan says:

    I love barbecues! And these are some great photographs! There's nothing better than a day spent cooking, eating, and enjoying others outdoors in the summer.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    Autumn Jordan

  26. Gloria says:

    That basket of freshly grilled hotdogs is making me drool – nothing tastes more like summer to me!

  27. kristina@beancakes ❤ says:

    okay those hot dogs look delicious!! looks like such a fun time!! and that song "back that thang up" is just great!
    xo ~ kristina

  28. Meghan @ Wishful Thinking says:

    Love your weekend pics! Those cakes have me drooling! I just realised we never have cake at bbq's, that is about to change!

  29. sherri lynn says:

    oh my gosh all these pastries look amazing!!

  30. Kristin says:

    Hot dogs showed up in our weekend too! YUM!

  31. linnea paulina says:

    I love seeing photos from your family get-togethers! It looks like you guys have so much fun and eat well :o) No better combo! Hope your week is going well, Jillian!

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