Thursday, July 9, 2009

Independence Day 2009

There were only a few of us that gathered to celebrate July 4th this year. We enjoyed our usual BBQ'd chicken, salads and desserts.

Here we are just about to dive in, but stopped to pose for my picture for my blog.

After we were stuffed we relaxed. My BIL and SIL tried out the hammock. Her long black skirt covered my BIL up. Looks funny, but they're comfy.

Behind them is my struggling garden in the shade. It is a learning process, but some day I hope to fill this area with all kinds of healthy bushes and Hostas. Takes money for that. I'm going to hit up my friend's SIL for some of her stuff when she starts thinning her garden this year.

This would be one of the desserts. Chocolate cupcakes.

I took a picture because they were patriotic. My SIL made them.
That's cream cheese frosting made from scratch rolled in sprinkles.
They were so good. I admit I ate more than one.
She left them with us darn.

We were finished, but someone had to inspect to see if every crumb had been cleaned away. No he didn't get on the table. He's been pretty good about that. See the American Flag on his license? My hubby put it there.

Some of us went for a walk while some of us cleaned up and then it was time for the second dessert course. My hubby and his little brother eating ice cream cones.

Our H eating her cone. Mmmm mmm good!

My SIL just didn't want her picture taken.

My MIL just before she dozed off on the couch. It was rather warm at our house and our tummy's were full and we all got kinda sleepy.

H wanted to retreat to the computer room, but I suggested a game with everyone first. We played Outburst Remix for a while. Everyone was a good sport about it and it was fun. We were kinda laying around still as we played.

Everyone left by 5:00pm and my sis came to get my daughter to go to a waterfront fireworks display around 8:00pm. Just my hubby and I were home since JB was camping with friends.

We had a few Roman Candles and a few other fireworks so later my hubby and I lit them off in our front yard.

Here I am in my American Flag t-shirt holding a Roman Candle. I'm not real excited to hold pyrotechnics in my hand, but I wanted to celebrate too.

This is how Jack, our cat celebrated the fourth almost all day. Until the firecrackers and M60's kept going off. then he retreated to his favorite hiding spot, way under the bed.

This last picture of Jack is to celebrate his birthday. He spent the morning in this box, another favorite activity of his. He turned one today, July ninth. Happy Birthday, Jack!! We love you.

God has blessed us with a wonderful country and people to keep it safe. Thank you, God and our military forces.


  1. Looks like you all had a blast! LOved all the pics! Hope you have a great weekend! Blessings

  2. Looks like a wonderful day. GOD bless, andrea

  3. I liked the part with the cupcakes and ice cream that is how to celebrate!

    Of course the hammack picture cracked me up!

  4. looks like you had a great time!! I love your cat!! He is so cute!! Those cupcakes look delicious!:) oh and the hammock picture... too funny!:)

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  6. It looks like you had a great 4th! I love the picture of the cat at the table! Priceless!

  7. I love the picture of the kitty at the table. Jack looks like he's READY FOR DINNER!!!

    Great photos. Glad y'all got to spend the time with family! That hammock picture with TWO people in it is pretty fun!

  8. LOL, The cat looked ready at the table for food lol.

  9. LOL Jack celebrated the 4th in a Good way lol