Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Our Sweet Girl's surgery is set for 9:45 am tomorrow. Thank you for all the well wishes and the prayers. You guys are the best!   ♥   Hey, I finally DID get that to-do list done! I'm enjoying a clean and peaceful house now, and I know I'll appreciate everything being in apple pie order even more in the next few days!


I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! I had so much fun.  There was a definite theme to my weekend -- red, white and blue!
Here are a few pictures capturing my weekend. Enjoy.

Fourth of July at Nob Hill

Here's our little house all decked out for Independence Day.

 All Decked Out

The shutter covers are a new addition this year.
We found them at our local  Target. Love 'em! ♥

Uncle Sam says Let Freedom Ring

Here's my Uncle Sam man that holds a flag and says "Let Freedom Ring".  Can you see the little bell at the bottom? I love his hair and beard. Found him in the crafty section of a grocery store, of all places. I couldn't resist grabbing him when I saw him years go...

 Home Grown Raspberries

Even my cooking followed the patriotic theme...
I picked red, red raspberries from my very own patch in back...

Red White and Blue

...then I added blueberries and white cream to the mix, to make this...

Red White and Blue Jello Salad

My Red White and Blue Jello salad for the 4th of July BBQ with my family later that day. I think it turned out all right! So pretty! It made a splash with the family when I brought it and every last bit was gone at the end of the day. Success! But that's not all...

Red White and Blues ready to go!

I also brought Elena's Red, White and Blues cookies! The recipe can be found here. Elena, the jello got me some "wows", but the cookies made me the belle of the ball BBQ! Everyone was raving over your cookies,  and my gourmet-caterer sister in law loved them-- high praise indeed! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Elena. You rock. :-)

 family BBQ1

We had a great time -- I love getting together with these people.
I love seeing all the cousins together!

Nob Hill Fourth 2009_2

Later that evening, the party moved to my house for a neighborhood/family fireworks get-together. Home-made ice cream, chips, more of Elena's cookies...
Here we are eating and waiting for dusk to fall. I think I love shooting off fireworks here in the neighborhood more than the big shows, with their big crowds and big ticket prices and expensive food....

 We even got a military fly-over!

Hey, we even got military fly-overs! (I just missed catching a picture of the fighter jets that flew over the house...) So there, big show -- we got everything you got!
Well, almost... our fireworks were not as big as yours...

 Nob Hill Fireworks

But we still got quite a show!


Family, food, fun and fireworks. It was a great Fourth.
Hope yours was, too.


Mama Williams said...

All I can say is WOW!! You know how to throw a party! Love it!

Elena said...

Oh my, I've been gone from blogging so long. I didn't have any idea your poor daughter was having surgery! I sure hope it helps with the pain she's been having. And I'm SO glad the cookies were a hit. They are one of my favorites. Best wishes to you sweet girl and can't wait to hear how it all went.