Sunday, July 4, 2010

On the 4th

I've written a million posts lately. Some sit unpublished on my blog dashboard, some scribbled out on scratch paper or written in the dayplanner and some just floating in this noggin' of mine. But none of them have actually made it to the blog. I usually blog, relaxing on the couch next to Spencer, after the kids are peacefully sleeping. However, our "Lost" addiction has taken over blog time. We are halfway done with Season Six; that makes me happy. And a bit relieved.

We didn't go to church today. Brynlee woke up with a fever hot enough to start firecrackers and we were all feeling a bit groggy. So instead, we stayed home and Spencer made Belgium Waffles {FROM SCRATCH} topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries and a hefty dollop of whipped cream. Very patriotic. Very delicious. And then per Brynlee's request we roasted marshmallows over the stovetop and treated ourselves to a mid-morning S'more. Also delicious.

We spent Friday & Saturday celebrating Independence Day with my mom & dad and their 4th of July small-town-tacular. It didn't disappoint. The whole gang was there minus Jessica and Brad, but they had a good excuse. And if the kids are feeling well enough we will celebrate again tonight with our towns fireworks show.

Our goal for the day is to get the kiddos feeling 100%. We plan on spending tomorrow in a post 4th of July celebration: attending a parade, barbequing and snuggling the handsome Baby Luke. It will be the perfect grand finale for this year's 4th of July celebration. Here's to hoping they feel 100% by morning time.

I need to get my mother-in-laws fried chicken recipe.  Every year I forget. And then every year, on Independence Day, Spence mentions how much he would like to eat his mom's fried chicken. Eating his mom's fried chicken was a 4th of July tradition that Spence enjoyed as a boy. And I think that's a tradition I would like to carry on. This year I'll get her recipe. Next year we will eat his mom's fried chicken on the 4th of July.

If I made a list of my top three holidays the 4th of July would be on it.  It might even be in slot #1. I love every single bit of what this holiday has to offer. Fireworks, sparklers, BBQ's, family, parades, red, white & blue, watermelon, sun, America, camping, sunglasses. It's summertime perfection, if you ask me.

I think I'm going to make cobbler for dessert tonight. If you're around, stop by.

Happy firework day, dear friends! Tonight, write you and your true loves name in sparklers. And then, snuggle up and watch some fireworks.


Kali Jo said...


Kali Jo said...


Jaime said...

mmmm, we would have loved to stop by for cobbler. :) The 4th truly is so fun--what could be better than parties in the summer?

mammabug said...

You're family is finally starting to let some boys in I see. That's crazy that you all started with girls though and have had boys this go around. Can't you do anything without the others following. Just kidding. Tell Jessica and Brad congrats!

Anonymous said...

Perfect pictures.

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