Wednesday, July 6, 2011
We had a great fourth of July! First my hubby grilled steaks for 19 of us on his new grill... bless his heart! I fixed oven roasted potatoes, and cheese bread, and tossed together a green salad. I also made a whipped strawberry salad, and cut up some watermelon, and daughter Lisa fixed some wonderful baked beans and brought them. For deserts I made shortbread, and a chocolate cake and my daughter Lynnette brought a fruit crisp. So we had lots to eat!!! And lemonade, iced tea, and water to drink.
After dinner Lynnette and some of the kids ran down the street to Starbucks to get coffee! (Well they actually took a vehicle...but it is close enough to walk to if ya wanted some exercise!)
We also celebrated a couple of birthdays while we were all together....Grandson Silas turned 10 and Granddaughter Julia turned 13.
Before dark, Grandpa let the kids shoot off the firecrackers and the parachutes and other things that popped! Then after dark they shot off all of the pretty fireworks, and did the sparklers. Oh my goodness the whole neighborhood did fireworks...they were all around us.
I think pretty much everyone got into the act lighting them and enjoying them! Except me...cuz Grandma Linda doesn't like the booms! But I watched from the house, and also from the deck. And a couple of times I did try to go outside for awhile...but it's just not my thing. My heart jumps too much if I don't plug my ears! (One year I actually bought ear plugs and that helped...but I still "felt" the booms!) Ha!
Lynnette took all of these pictures as the fun was going on. I intended to take some pictures too...but my camera wasn't charged. So thank you Lynnette for capturing the memories! Those of you who follow her blog have already seen these pictures that I borrowed from her. (:>)
I hope that each of you enjoyed your July 4th celebrations and family times! God bless all of you bloggy friends...and God Bless America!
I think we were all tuckered out...but it was worth it...and we enjoyed every minute!
Oh...Holley Girth had a wonderful post today. Please click here and visit her today!