Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Belated 4th of July!!!!

Hi everyone! Yes, it's been awhile since I've been here, but as happens....things get HECTIC. And it seems like this summer is even worse. But we are enjoying it so far, so I cannot complain.

Last night was Orrville Fireworks. This year, we met up with friends there at the high school and had a picnic.

9 kids, 8 adults. And a TON of food.

We met up there about 5 or so, with hotdogs, smoked sausage, pasta salad, wings, crackers & dip, chips & dip, key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, cheese cake, watermelon, veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, s'mores.... (notice the desert theme going on???). The chocolate cake was a birthday cake for America - but we did not put the candles on it.

The kids had fun, the adults had fun, and the fireworks were fantastic!!!

And if the camping grill dies so you cannot roast your marshmallows, you roast them over the citronella candle (we hurried up and restarted the grill for the kids to do some marshmallows:) and threw out the citronella scented ones before they could eat them)

Getting out of there at 10:45 when the fireworks were over was not fun. Neither was the hour long wait in traffic but.....

I've been busy in my flowerbeds, veggie garden and the barns. I'll be back later with more of what we've been doing the past week.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We're off to another picnic this afternoon (3 fun picnics in 3 days now), so I really need to get the yard mowed. It's looking a little ragged around the edges.......


Scrappy quilter said...

You've been missed. Hope you have a wonderful day and a great week. Hugs..

Janice said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. What more do you need than Friends and FOOD!!
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great holiday! Don't you just love how resourceful kids can be?!? lol

isolada. by design said...

How wonderful, Kris, to spend this summertime holiday with friends and family. All the food sounds delicious and I see nothing wrong with a desert theme! So glad to know you had a good time and to share in the celebration here in your space.

Happy, happy summer days continue!

Ana :)

Nancy M. said...

It's been a busy summer for us too. We spent the weekend with friends in the next state.