4th of July pics

Remember my plans for the 4th? Well I ended up doing all those things.

Sunbathed at Meg's pool while wearing copious amounts of sunscreen and reading My Sister's Keeper--still got burned.

Listened to the Dec of I--got chills.

Went to the BBQ and ate some of the best (and most) food I've had all summer.

You shall see.

I made red, white & blue cupcakes (the red was strawberry jam inside). I didn't decorate them, on account of I had to run back home and pick up the 15 ears of corn I'd left on the kitchen counter. So I just tossed the carton of blueberries, the bowl of frosting, and my precious toothpick flags at Spitfire and intoned, "You represent our family" on my way out the door. I think she did a great job. She even made a little blueberry border around the outside of the serving platter.

I also did The Corn and then forgot to take a picture. Because I'm smart like that, and I was too busy swooning. You grill an ear of corn, rub it down with sour cream, sprinkle it w/paprika, and then roll it in asiago cheese. Heaven, I promise you. Amyjane and I got the idea from a Martha Stewart Living magazine a few years ago and we've been hooked since.

(Spitfire & Co.)

(Check out our view!)

There was also homemade bread, homemade ice cream, ice cream cake, fresh cherries, potato salad, chips, and enough soda to disintegrate an entire elementary school's worth of baby teeth.

We set off fireworks in the parking lot once it got dark and watched National Treasure on a projector screen against the side of the house.

Also, as an additional not-even-expected bonus? Baby lambs!!!

(Awww . . . Happy Birthday America indeed!)


Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

Wow. That corn sounds awesome. I'm going to have to try that sometime.

scienceteachermommy said... [reply]

I love that cheesy National Treasure. I actually like any of those break and enter movies that make you like the breaker inners. And Sean Bean is always a superior bad guy. And cute.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Yep. I do love me some Sean Bean. When he smiles at the cute kid who's copying the Silence Dogood letters I totally thought, "Aw . . . he likes kids. He'll make such a good dad."

I'm sick.

scienceteachermommy said... [reply]

It's the rebel factor. And I've always had a thing for blondes, and accents. Keith Urban has converted me to country music,or at least HIS music.

TannerJ5 said... [reply]

Those Mountains remind me of that place which I have not been for over a month.Will be driving through on the 12th. It's getting closer!!!!

Miss Hass said... [reply]

Food, delicious.

Lambs, adorable.

Me, jealous.

Saxon said... [reply]

that's awesome scenary. It also looks like you have sun and it's dry. Two things that are a bit lacking over here at the moment!

.::still blinking::. said... [reply]

My book club is reading this book. You should come when we discuss it.

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