Tuesday, July 5, 2011

And Out With a Bang...

We (well, I) like to spend the night of the 4th at home.  I do not like battling the traffic once the fireworks are over, therefore, we do our own at home.

Here are my 'kids' all set for the night...


(Note:  Their shirts were hand painted by one of their talented aunts).

Since being single, I've learned to grill. Of course, we had to have ribs...

And eat outside...

And indulge in this...


And give thanks for this...

Wasn't long before we enjoyed these...

(My daughter took the shots of the fireworks...
didn't she so great)?

We all got to bed way to late but it was a lovely Fourth of July.

However,  this is what we woke up to this morning...

Thankfully, nothing was broken.  It is a mystery though.  We did have some rain last night but nothing else was disturbed.  I considered an animal but none of us (including the dog) heard anything.  All I can surmise is that the perfect gust of wind must have caught the umbrella just right.

Anyway, there you have it.  Our little family...our little 4th.  Hope you all had a great time too.

27 comments:

Valerie said...

I wish we had been there. I admire the way you put your heart into every holiday!

Kayla said...

Yay! That looks like fun. I want that berry shortcake!!! Tell Becky she did an awesome job! Way better than I did!!! I think you should share your secret for the ribs...I accidentally got them right once - and of course, didn't make them again for a long time - so forgot what I did....they have never been as good since!

Kathy said...

I'm coming to your house for dinner next year!

Sharon said...

What a super 4th! Those ribs.... ummmm. That dessert.... oh, my! Great fireworks shots! Wish I could get to your place, you know how to have a grill out!

texwisgirl said...

oh, glad your table didn't break! looks like a great 4th was had at your place!

Nanniepannie said...

I'm glad you had a good 4TH. Personally, I'm glad it's over...all those bottle rockets make our little dog have major stress attacks.

Young Adventures... said...

Thanks for sharing your 4th with us Jill. Love the fireworks shots!! Glad your patio set is o.k.

Michaele said...

Looks like a really fun filled day. The ribs look delicious also. Yum!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

wow - great looking dinner!

That's crazy about your table. How weird. Must've been some strange wind gust indeed.

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

I'm with you on the traffic! Looks like you had a perfect backyard celebration. The ribs and dessert look really Yummy. Our grown kids and cousins still enjoy lighting a few sparklers and small fireworks thingys in the driveway after the city display. I guess they'll never outgrow that.
So glad that adorable little table didn't get broken!

Debbie said...

these are great photo's....very festive!!

we watched the fireworks a-top the hotel hershey, then we just walk back to our room...it's really awesome, cause i'm with you about the crouds!!

we had a similar table mishap, we were sitting at it, when a gust of wind took it. it shattered everywhere....pain in the butt!!!!

Paula said...

Nice you did all this for your kids even though you are single. John and I have become old fuddy duddies at holidays in our old age. We do go usually to the next town over for the fireworks display but it was canceled due to the drought we are in right now. Glad you had a nice one.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Looks like a fun Fourth. That is mysterious about the umbrella, etc. Doesn't that just bug you to not know what happened?!

Bill S. said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day.

Melodie said...

Looks like you all had a fun and yummy day! Love the hats!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your 4th was very much like ours. Even the "at-home" fireworks, which is always fun.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog today. I truly appreciate it, Jill. :)

Madi and Mom said...

What a great day you all had...I love the shirts, the food looked scrumptious and the fireworks pictures were fabulous!!
Boy I'm surprised the falling table didn't wake you all up. Thankfully nothing broke.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Adriana Iris said...

your 4th was great love the food shots. Love ribs with passion.

Cher' Shots said...

Great posting! Looks like you all had a wonderful celebration. We enjoyed a family outing at the oldest daughters for the 4th. Great food, great time just being with family!
'hugs from afar'

missing moments said...

Those ribs look yummy! You're lucky the table top didn't break!

Mickie Brown said...

It sounds like your 4th was close to "perfect".
Always great to have the family together and enjoy some quality time. Mickie :)

Joanna said...

Great photos of the fireworks - and those ribs look YUM! Looks like you all had lots of fun.

Jenny Woolf said...

This evokes your day so well! And love the hats!

Darla said...

Looks like fun! We normally do our own fireworks as well..because of the drought we skipped them this year. We had grilled burgers, curly fries, baked beans and blueberry cobbler from our blueberry bushes...yummy!

Leontien said...

Ha those heats look great! and so does the ribs!

I'm glad you had a great time and i wonder what that was, that knocked over your table.....

Leontien

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

Great pictures! We have to put our umbrella down and tie it with a bungee cord or that happens every time there is a puff of wind. It's kind of a hassle...but then, umbrellas are expensive to replace!

It looks like you had a great holiday!

MyMaracas said...

Looks like a great Fourth! Funny hats, grilled food, and fireworks. What more could one ask for?