Post-Independence Day

This year marks the fourth year we’ve hosted a party on/around Independence Day.  Originally, four years ago it was to celebrate our friends first journey home from Germany.  Then the second year to celebrate our friends final journey home from Germany.  And then we decided to keep doing it because it’s wicked fun.  True story.

This year’s event did not disappoint.  Actually, I think it was rather fantastic.  The rain stayed away for the most part (we huddled indoors for about 30 minutes as a storm passed) which is something we haven’t experienced in the past.  So with little rain to deal with, everyone ventured outside and took advantage of the hubs’ newest project: the deck.  Compliments for his handy work were flying but they weren’t necessary – we could tell it was being enjoyed.  Which thrilled us both.

I always enjoy opening my house to friends [when it’s clean, of course], making loads of food and sharing conversations and hugs.  I love that they bring along sides and desserts that always please the palate.  Their kids are in tow and I love seeing them smile because there’s music to dance to, sparklers to light, bubbles to blow… I want them to have just as much as their parents.  Our guests are what make our Independence Day parties a success – it excites me that they keep coming back year after year.

However you spent your holiday weekend, whether it was a quiet family cookout, a few days of boating at the lake or a loud celebration with fireworks, I hope it was fantastic.  I know I’m already looking forward to next year’s Independence Day.

 

 

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July 5, 2011 - 9:52 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Sounds like a perfect celebration. Pictures????

July 5, 2011 - 9:55 am

Brooke - Nope. I was playing hostess and grilling and getting caught up in everything around me. It was wonderful!

July 6, 2011 - 11:44 am

Angie - Sounds like you had a great time! Hugs and miss you’s all over the place!

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