Monday, June 6, 2011

Graduation Season

 Graduation season is in full swing.

We celebrated my cousin's daughter's 8th Grade Graduation on Sunday.

Even though the weather was iffy, she managed to pull off an incredible celebration at her lovely home.

It didn't hurt that she happens to have one of the most gorgeous yards I've ever seen!

 It completely takes my breath away...

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This could be a painting!

They completed it a few years ago, just in time to throw her parents an amazing 50th Anniversary Party.

It's even more beautiful than ever... perhaps it was the overcast sky that set it off.

A garden is at its best in the Spring and this year we have had no shortage of rain.

Can you see the kid swinging out over the pool!

I'm sorry I didn't get a wide shot of the incredible oak trees that surround this property.

There is even a creek that lies at the back.

 The outdoor fireplace is always a favorite spot.

Tables were set up under a tent on the patio off the back of the house.

My husband and sister-in-law chatting near the outdoor kitchen.  

My husband is obsessed with their outdoor pizza oven!

It was a fabulous day full of good food, friends, family and lots of fun!

Congrats Allie!

Good Luck in High School!

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Julie said...

What beautiful pictures of their yard! Love to see others enjoy their yard like I do. Thanks Terri for sharing. Congratulations Allie!

Kathysue said...

Oh Terri what a gorgeous yard and it is all set-up for entertaining and for kids activities, I love that!! KS

The enchanted home said...

Amazing, every square inch! Pure perfection..thanks for sharing. Such beautiful and lush grounds!! Looks like a perfect place for a party!! Congrats to the graduates:)

Unknown said...

What a lovely, and lush backyard! That pool is amazing. The graduation party looks like it was a fun affair too :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a beautiful home! A wonderful setting for any occasion.

Splenderosa said...

T...OMG that garden is totally beautiful. It shows a complete love for the outdoors, entertaining and enjoying life. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa Cheek said...

That yard is just begging for lots of parties! I love the thin line of grass around the pavers at the pool. Fabulous post!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Just beautiful! A great party place. Love the shape of the pool and the rose covered pergola.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a fabulous home and garden. It is the perfect place for a party. I can see the yard is very kid of all ages.
Beautiful yard and home. Looks like you all had a wonderful time at the party.
Congratulations to the graduates.
Your photos are great and you really caught the ambience of celebration.
Looking forward to seeing you soon. XO

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a gorgeous house and backyard! Lovely!

Rashon Carraway said...

What a spectacular home!
The backyard is phenomenal.

Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Unknown said...

Congrats to beautiful Allie!!!

And congrats to her mom and dad for having one of the most spectacular yards I've ever seen. It's got everything you would want without going over the top. I love, love, love it!!!!

I'll bet you hope they celebrate something else soon!
xoxo Elizabeth

cjsullivan133 said...

Lovely is an understatement. To f-ing die for! Holy Cow that is a gorgeous home and yard. Wowie.. Congrats to your niece. I can't tell if this is the Gold-Coast, Marin or Piedmont!

Seawashed said...

What a dream home and yard. Really, I could only dream of owning such a place. It is one of the most beautiful backyards I've seen. I bet the birdsong is amazing and the weather always lovely if its in the Bay Area(looks like it is).