Tuesday, July 04, 2006

My country tis of thee...


Happy Birthday America!

I love the 4th of July. I always have. Some of the reasons I love this particular holiday are...
1.) cook outs
2.) watermelon
3.) homemade ice cream
4.) fireworks
5.) red, white, and blue
6.) time with family

I have many memories of beach trips, lake days, cookouts in the back yard, and always ALWAYS some good ole' homemade ice cream. This year we were able to meet all of the items on my list except for spending time with family... SAD. We are leaving for Mexico on Saturday, and with the holiday being in the middle of the week, we were unable to make a trip anywhere...
Since we couldn't be with our family, we decided to have some friends over who are also transplanted to Montgomery and couldn't be with their own fams.

I have really come to love having "parties," especially when there is a theme. I have been looking in magazines all month (well, including June) trying to come up with fun theme-ish food items, decorations, etc. Unfortunately, our party-planning budget is pretty tight, so I was not able to bring any of these ideas into fruition... Instead, I just came up with some make-shift, spur-of-the moment decorations, but it was fun and definitely 4th-of-July-ish. We took a few pictures to document the event... (Note: Pictures were taken after the party-which means that most of the food is gone, and, yes, I did halfway reset the table for effect. Also, we sort of forgot to take pictures of our friends who came... But we had fun, Hannah, Jan, Lindsay, Jeremy, Lance, and Jeremy!)

We ate hamburgers with all of the fixins, baked beans, chips watermelon, homemade ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies. Yum. Then we played an intense game of Cranium: guys vs. girls. It was neck and neck, but the girls were victorious!!! Overall, it was a fun night. God bless the U.S.A.

6 comments:

Jen said...

That looks like it was a lot of fun, girl! Your decorations look nice!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

AWE you are so patriotic/trendy cool with your cookout and your decorations! yay!!!

Heather said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! I love the 4th of July for the same reasons. I especially love fireworks (see wordy entry on my blog.) I really want to have more dinner parties. We usually do a big Christmas shindig, but summer parties are so much fun. You can do them outside and you don't have all of the mess inside to clean up later!

kelly mccasland said...

Dean -

sounds like a great party! Good luck in Mexico. Tell Patrick hi.

Cristin Claire said...

Awe, everything looks awesome! Good job!!! I too had a couple of people over and wanted to do something patriotic. I didn't think about watermelon (probably b/c I hate it), so I went with homeade blackberry cobbler. Probably not as good as ice cream, but still one of the colors that represent our country and rather tast (since blackberrys are really more reddish/blue)!!!

**CARRIE** said...

Yea! I LOVE CRANIUM!!