Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ahhhhh, Summer!

I love summer!  It's the time of year to unplug, relax, and read a good book.  Time for visiting family, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.  Summer also means Independence Day, one of our favorite holidays.

We went to my sister's house over the Fourth of July weekend and had a blast, as usual.  Scott and I stopped on the way there to stock up on fireworks. 

On Saturday, we went to the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair while in WV and sampled yummy food, saw some wonderful local art work, and bought some delicious pickles and hot pepper jellies to take back to my sister's house to share. That night we went to downtown Huntington for dinner.  The downtown area is beautiful!

Craig and Scott golfed on Sunday and we girls hung out and then grocery shopped for the 4th.  Craig fired up the grill and we had burgers and lots of sides for lunch on the 4th.  We got to visit with his side of the family that afternoon.  Good times!  That evening, we had a large 'camp' fire and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for dinner. 

After it got dark, Scott started the fireworks show.  The girls got to set off some fireworks and I even got brave enough to light some fountains.

Here are some pictures from our holiday.  Once again, it would have been perfect if Nick could have joined us, but he's working hard at camp....we are truly empty-nesters.   

I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day!


Roasting hot dogs and posing...I love these girlies!

One of the many fountains from the show

Enjoying their sparklers

Flag Jello...a 4th of July tradition in our house...recipe in a future post.


Melisa with one S said...

I'm so glad to learn that Scott has survived yet another July 4th! haha #pyro

Dawn said...

I do have to say that he controlled himself in the fireworks superstore. We spent less than $80 this year! And...he didn't even come close to burning down any houses! Woot!

tammy said...

Sounds like an "almost" perfect holiday....since you were minus the kid. I certainly understand that!

Enjoy your Washington trip!!