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Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4th, 2013

 Hi, Everyone...
and
HAPPY JULY 4th...2013



Deed's and I were going to make an amazing little CENTERPIECE for our July table...

but, after spray painting this Styrofoam  about 20,000 times,
it just would NOT cover...(is it that 98 cent spray paint?)

Then...we tried WRAPPING the piece with red and white ribbon
but it wasn't working.....

and we had 12 people on their way over to EAT.....
and time was running out..

we just gave up on THIS project and....


 ...went straight to THIS with our cute little patriotic sticks.

Placed in this pot of  pretty, green IVY,
we had a great little centerpiece...

We even left the PINK and WHITE bow and ribbon on it
and it was STILL cute.


 We have a PAPA MURPHEY'S PIZZA SHOP
that make your pizza fresh, while you wait...

then we bake them at home.

OH SO GOOD AND FRESH...

These are HAWAIIAN, with Canadian bacon and pineapple
and  CHICKEN, with Blu Cheese and spinach....
both....OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. GOOD.



A plain Cheese....

 and a
Pepperoni  .....

Mr. Sweet made a HUGE Green Salad and an awesome Fruit Salad
of which I did NOT get a photo of....

My silly, totally adorable grand, ANDREA,
playing UNICORN with an Ice Cream SUGAR CONE....

I did NOT get photos of  ALL MY PEOPLE...
they were all about to leave for VACATIONS
and we just gathered, ate, hugged, kissed and waved GOOD BYE.

There's a few of us, back there, reflected in the mirrors....but never did get all 12 of  us.


We also had MUDSLIDE COFFEE ice cream
STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT
VANILLA
and SHERBET
...all so good in a SUGAR CONE...my favorite way to eat ice cream..


Cookies in THE COLORS OF THE DAY

Since our kids and their families were going out of town for the 4th, we all got together on the
30th so we could share our family time.

No time for grilling and all that stuff...we just were glad to have a little time together.


I love God...
I love America..
I love our beautiful flag...
I love our freedom...
I love YOU....
but it's my FAMILY that is MY HEART.

Have a great holiday...
and stay SAFE.

30 comments:

Pondside said...

You and yours certainly know how to have fun together, BJ, and that's what the holidays are all about. Have a great day tomorrow!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great center piece! Looks like all of you were having a great time and that's what it's all about - family.
Happy 4th.
Mary

SavannahGranny said...

That was a great recovery on the centerpiece! Wish I were there...that good looks awesome. Have a "Fabulous Fourth"!
xo Ginger

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy 4th of July BJ! Wishing you a great day:@)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

Happy 4th!

love the decorations. so fun!! red, white & blue are perfect colors together. ( :

Vee said...

I see a glimpse of you in the famous photographer's forward stance. Ha! So adorable. Yes, our families mean the world to us! May yours have a wonderful vacation! Looks like an amazing party.

Theresa said...

Beautiful time spent with family:) Happy 4th to you dear BJ! Hope all have a safe and fun day! HUGS!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

The exact date doesn't matter, on any Holiday. It's the gathering of family, which counts. :-)))))

Love the pic of you, in the mirror, taking pics. Love it!!!!!!!

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY...

Audrey said...

What a fun party ... love the centerpiece. So happy you are able to get together with your family so often. The pizzas look so good. Great way to celebrate.
Happy 4th.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Madeline's Album said...

Having family around you at holidays is always good. Your center piece looks great. The food looks great also. Have a blessed day and Happy 4th of July. Madeline

Patty Patterson said...

Such a cute centerpiece. And I'm glad you got to spend some good quality family time with your family.

LV said...


Forget the decorations, just bring on the food. Happy day my friend.

Jolene said...

Oh what fun! It looks like you all had a great time. Your grand daughter, is adorable! Thanks for taking the time and stopping by my blog world.

Happy 4th of July BJ!

Beverly said...

BJ, I always love your family celebrations. Happy Birthday USA!!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

thank you so much, 'Honey-bun' for visiting and commenting in my new blog... "In Dragonfly Hollow."

Thank you!

Don't know what's going on there really, as yet. But it is a place to be a wee bit different, than everything on my regular blog...."Auntie sezzzzzz..."

Hugs!!!
From "Dragonfly Hollow."

Ivy and Elephants said...

Everything looks great BJ and it sounds like wonderous fun you had!
Continue the fun and have a blessed 4th of July!
Hugs,
Patti

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Happy 4th of July! It seems you have a great time with your family. Thanks for your lovely comment BJ...

Patty said...

Your centerpiece turned out great! I love how you made the holiday your own with pizza. Can't think of anything better! What a happy family time!

Patty said...

PS. I love your adorable kitchen!

A Quiet Corner said...

All your hard work looks wonderful and good times filled the air!...:)JP

Maureen Wyatt said...

Don't you hate it when the picture in your mind won't translate to the craft? Doesn't look like it was missing from your celebration with family, though! Happy Independence Day from your northern neighbour!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D What a happy post. Your family members are always so dang cute....good genes!

LOVE the centerpiece. Happy Fourth, my dear!

xo,
RJ

Marina Pérez said...

Happy Independence Day!

Marina from Spain

Mary said...

Your second choice centerpiece turned out great, just right for the 4th. AND...your unicorn is adorable!!

Art and Sand said...

Love your centerpiece and the fact that you simply put them in with greenery. I can't always rely on fresh flowers in the garden so I like the idea of a pretty plant for the dining room table that I decorate.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great holiday decor!!

Thanks so much for your visit!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What fun...and what a cute granddaughter you have! Did you celebrate at the new house, or the old. Since the pool is at the new home, I suspecte you celebrated there?

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hi BJ, Yes, your granddaughter is adorable! Great idea to celebrate holidays whenever you can get the family together! What ever works! (Your recipes on Pinterest look pretty amazing!
Cheers!,
Barbara

Jann Olson said...

Yup, family first bj! Looks like you had a joyous time. We had a wonderful 4th of July breakfast out under the pergola and I did not snap a single pic. Sometimes just gotta do that. Enjoy and not worry. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

LOVE your decor! Looks like a fun gathering - makes me want pizza for dinner! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy