Following the July 4th Breakfast in the Woods, it was but a brief rest until we headed out to a picnic at

Ben & Jordan's New Home!

That's right, our second son Ben and his Beautiful Babe Wife Jordan, recently purchased their Dream Home in Carol Stream, Illinois.   It is a 4 bedroom mansionette with a huge basement and beautiful front & back gardens for Reese to patrol unfettered.

Jordan decided to throw an afternoon picnic for our two families, including her Mom & Dad - Susan & Jon along with her lovely sister Olivia.  

She also invited the Princess & I and all our boys - though sadly Brad & Tina couldn't make it as they were in Wisconsin.  But Bryan, Sabrina and the cherubs reported to the event along with the Grandsons favourite Uncle Brett.

Click here for all the Photos

It was blazing hot, but this Country Villa came outfitted with its own pool and many went swimming to keep cool.  Alas, Olivia had to depart early before I could properly grill her on her new beau we have heard about.

Ben & Jordan already have made new friends with their neighbors to the West, who generously stopped by to welcome them with a bottle of wine.  We had hoped that they could stay - but they were off to another party.

 I have to say that our family is so blessed to be united with Jordan's family.  Her mom & dad are two of the nicest people you could ever meet and Jordan is a reflection of them.  Ben is so blessed.  Jordan definetely got the short end of the In Law stick.

Jordan laid on a great barbecue and the hours flew by so quickly.  Make sure you check out the photos - I promise to do a better job next time - but I was having too much fun to get all the photos I should have.

Thanks Jordan & Ben for a great Party to close Out this 

4th of July!