Monday, July 4, 2011

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!

It was a pretty lame 4th of July here in Central Texas. The fireworks were banned so we were left wondering how to fill our Fourth. We woke up and thanked God for the blessing of living in this country. I'm sure there are better places to live, but I KNOW there are worse. I am thankful for the freedoms that I still have.

Mark's brother is in town from Alaska. He's in the Army and leaves for Afghanistan in December so this is the last time we'll see him until he returns from his deployment. So to kick off the day, we invited Mark's parents and his brother over for brunch. I was a bit nervous cooking for Suzy, who is a MASTER chef! But I think I impressed! haha. We had mimosas, breakfast casserole, biscuits, gravy, cantaloupe and strawberries. Yep. A quite eclectic menu if I do say so...we were serving a wide range of palates.

No pictures of the brunch but here are some we took with my phone. We had a pretty lazy Fourth. I'm hoping next year isn't quite so dry and Chloe can watch some fireworks!

Mark and's only 102 at the park. geez.

Mark's firecrackers

The flash is bright!

haha. too funny to not post.


  1. Glad you had a nice 4th. I like your message about the day and the breakfast you fixed for the family. The pictures are so good and the cute playsuit that Chloe is wearing is adorable on her. I went to Devonn and Danny's to be with family and eat good food. It was fun being with everyone.

  2. We've had fireworks banned here b/c it was too dry in past years - it sucks! There's something about celebrating the 4th with blowing stuff up :)

    Glad you made the best of it and had a great day though - that breakfast menu sounds delicious!!

  3. It was a weird/quiet
    4th with no fireworks. Of course I love the photos and really like Chloes new smile.

  4. Hope the favorite monkey didn't play with the dogs. I will try to find the cute little special toy. I bet Diane is on the hunt for one right now. Monkey toys are so lovable. I bet Chloe has looked everywhere for her friend. Hope everything is working out for you.

  5. Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue! in Tina Lockwood's colorful gym suit too: If you happen to see her down there, would you please give me a call. (;-)


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