A Day Off…

…after a big shindig is a very good thing.

We pulled out all the red, white, and blue. Trader Joe’s even had red, white, and blue chips!

My guests brought some good sides and desserts to go with Dear’s slow barbecued Pork Butt Roast and Beef Brisket. Oh my it’s been so long since we barbecued over coals and the taste and aroma surrounding the meat was marvelous. Dear used a great rub recipe that was so tasty! Yum. I had a pork sandwich for breakfast to give me the energy to finish cleaning up!

This flag is a special one to us because it was the flag that was presented to my MIL at Dear’s Dad’s funeral. Rex served in the armed forces during World War II.

Our youngest guest with his father. Oliver is so sweet. His older brother Finn was off exploring.

My niece Debbee was here from California so we took the obligatory group shot!

The girl cousins.

I just had to finish with this shot to make you smile. Steve and Lana (my sister) decorated these great cookies that Lana baked for our gathering. I hope you are smiling. :0)

Our celebration was upstaged by the happiest of events. Our DIL’s brother’s wife went into labor on the 4th and their wonderful bundle of joy arrived at 6:00 P.M. sharp. Thankfully the hospital is really close to our home so Josh and Laura were able to visit during labor before our party began and then rush over to the hospital when the birth was imminent. Laura was able to hold her new nephew. So we now have a 4th of July baby to celebrate every year. Congratulations Scott and Lisa on the birth of Shawn Stephen. Congratulations Steve and Pat on becoming grandparents and to Josh and Laura for becoming Uncle and Auntie…

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “A Day Off…

  1. This is actually Willow on Flower’s computer…you know where I am!

    Happy Day After the Fourth Rest Day! And congrats to the newest family member!

  2. WOW–not that’s a 4th celebration… you pull out all the stops and blow all the whistles, Ellen! Congrats on the new addition to the family–and on such a day :o) ((HUGS))

  3. It looks like you know how to party….You’ve made some wonderful memories with all your nieces and nephews. I loved that baby shot…
    Both are so cute.
    Thanks for sharing the importance of the flag…Very memorable.

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