Saturday, July 14, 2012

The 4th with the Fam

I’m only 10 days late….better late than never though.

Colby and I had a great time with both of our families on the 4th of July. It’s so nice for everyone to be able to come together and celebrate our country’s freedom.


In my opinion, you can’t celebrate Independence day without flying our country’s colors and putting the appropriate wreath on the door!


The boys {and girls} played a friendly game of horseshoes. It brought back memories of July 4th family reunions at my grandmother’s when I was a little girl. Their yard became outfitted with horseshoes, croquet, a volleyball net, and probably so much more that I’m forgetting. With plenty of cousins to play with, it was always a lot of fun, but still very hot. That’s when the pool became our splashing grounds. By the end of the day, we were beat.


This year the cousins swimming and playing in the pool boiled down to these two little chipmunks!


Overall, everyone enjoyed talking and catching up with each other. Even though most of us are family that lives in the same town, it’s rare to get us all together, so the talking can really get going.

Family collage

After enjoying a delicious lunch, we made the drive out to the country to enjoy a little more R & R. As you’ll be able to see, our celebrations on the 4th revolve a lot around food….and homemade ice cream.

Abby was responsible for gathering up flowers and filler from around the farm for our table centerpiece.


Dot and Terry made the ice cream.


I supplied the shrimp {Colby, Dot, & Terry prepared them the night before}, and Judd and Colby made the feast that included shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob, mushrooms, and Conecuh sausage. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out!


Luckily, the rain didn’t stop the show from going on, and we all really had a terrific time. We were all tuckered out pretty early and decided to sit out on watching fireworks.


What does your 4th of July festivities consist of? Ours revolves around the 3 F’s….Friends, Family, and Food!

And better late than never…

Thanks to all of those who enable us to enjoy the freedom that our country gives us! Without your sacrifices, we wouldn’t have the life we have!

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