today i thought i’d share a set of personal photos taken on my trip to visit family in southern california last month. as is the tradition for most family gatherings, we all go to my grandma’s house and fire up the grill to bbq steak, burgers, or hotdogs which we enjoy with baked beans and my grandma’s famous potato salad. i love how looking back at these photos, our cool shades of white and blue make us look like we aren’t breaking a sweat leaning over the hot grill in 100 degree weather, haha. during the middle of summer in redlands, highs easily reach up to 110 or more, so it gets pretty brutal standing over the hot grill. but we set up the chairs under a shady tree in anticipation of the delicious outcome.
above, my brother let me do the honors of grilling the steak.
old man king. he is getting so gray!
my grandparent’s house. the house next door is actually where my grandmother grew up. now her brother lives there and she is next door.
my grandpa is always working on projects around the yard. this is his little work shed.
my brother patiently watching the grill.
brendan had the hardest time with the heat.
i am mildly obsessed with his steven alan bug print shirt.
this might be the cutest photo ever. my grandma clocks in at a teeny tiny 4’11” while brendan is about 6’1″.
for more posts from visits to my hometown of redlands, you can click here.