Summer has unofficially begun at the Jersey Shore and I decided yesterday was the day to unveil the characters that turn our backyard into a summer place.

Over the years, our yard has turned into a tiki bar themed yard, and we have found some real characters to bring the yard to life. I thought I'd introduce some of them to you. Here are a few of our favorites and a little story behind each one.

Clearly, we love our backyard, and I'm sure you do too. I talk about it a lot on the show, so I wanted to share some of it with you. Just another little piece of our summer falling into place.

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