one of the reasons we visited my family in grand rapids was to go to my aunt's retirement open house, but another reason we went was to celebrate jill and diana's birthdays! jills birthday had been earlier in the week, and diana's was about a week or so away, so we celebrated them both! saturday afternoon tim, jill, and the kids came by to grill out with us. before the food was ready, we all went out in the back yard and had some fun! the girls always love to run around back there, and jill and diana were up for it too! bubba and i threw the football back and forth to each other (he is seven and can throw a football 10 times better than me!). after a bit of the ol' run around, it was time to go in and enjoy the grilled brats papa had prepared!