The food that my brother Leonard reminded me to take a photo of, steak, corn on the cob, pasta salad and veggie salad.
Trifle for dessert with red, white and blue highlights!
Katie and Andrew…
Katie, Andrew, Hope and little Andrew!
Hope and Andrew’s parents! They live in Texas.
My brother Steve and Dear. Steve and Kelly live in Southern California.
We broke the 4th of July heat record here in the Seattle area…92. Too hot to do much of anything but hydrate! Our town does not allow fireworks so our guests moved over to my sister’s house across the way from us when darkness approached. Her house happens to be in a city that does allow personal fireworks.
We’re getting ready to watch the Women’s World Cup Final Game now…go U.S.A.!
How was your weekend?
Before I take you on a walk about the yard I wanted to wish everyone in the good ole U.S.A. a very Happy Independence Day.
We landed in the country we gained independence from on the 4th of July!
Because of my early Thursday morning walk about I found myself another job to do and another request to make of our house guests before we left the country.
Many of the blueberries are ready for picking. This will be a nice fresh treat for the guests!
I love the hydrangeas at this stage of coloring.
We also have white ones and a small potted pink one this year.
The lavender has made it’s debut, too.
I’ll leave a note for our guests to feel free to snip the fresh thyme for their meals.
The apples won’t be ready until we return home.
So how’s your garden/yard growing?
The U.S. A. is headed into their long Independence Day Weekend and Canada is in full swing of their Canada Day celebrations. Happy Canada Day to all my friends across the line. Enjoy your camping and grilling! I’ll post more about the 4th of July on Monday.
Now the time is right to look back on the past week and list my favorites to join in with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five.
1. Spending a day away with Dear this past Saturday.
2. Spending Sunday with Josh and Laura enjoying brunch, the Sounder’s game, and dinner out.
3. Changing some things around in the Living room for a fresh look.
4. With all my shows in re-runs or off the air, I’ve been enjoying reading in the evening. I’ve finished a couple of books this week and am in the middle of two others.
5. My collage up top shows some of my plants in containers on the deck that are finally starting to show their colors. I’m looking forward to getting the patio furniture down and out on the patio this weekend. Can’t believe the weather has not been good enough to do it sooner.
We are having a 4th of July get together with friends on Monday. Dear will be smoking a Boston Butt for pulled pork sandwiches. My company will be contributing dishes. We haven’t decided on everything we’ll serve yet but coleslaw and baked beans will be part of the menu for sure. My red, white and blue decor is out and our flags will be flying.
What are your plans for the long weekend?
The First and the Fourth…our neighbors to the North.
May we always be friends and may God continue to bless our countries with freedom and protect us from evil.
Happy Canada Day!
Things have been busy around our home in Washington State. We had 18 people near and dear to us over for a celebration on the 4th. Dear barbecued Tri-tip for sandwiches and we had some great veggie sides. Cookies and Cheesecake for dessert. The center photo in the collage is of our daughter Katie. The lovely ladies in the bottom photo are Jamie, Laura (our DIL), Lucy, Katie and Bridget. Jamie, Lucy and Bridget are sisters.
On Sunday morning I drove Dear to the airport and we’ll be apart for about 4 weeks. Boohoo! On Sunday afternoon we picked up my niece Debbee from the airport for a 3 day visit. This coming Sunday I’m helping my daughter with a Bridal shower at our home. We hope our vision for decorating the gazebo for the shower comes together…
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