Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Happy 4th of July!



Hello everyone! We are busy getting ready for the 4th of July. We went grocery shopping this morning and managed to beat most of the crowds. It looks like almost everyone we invited will be coming over tomorrow afternoon...around 20 people (including children). It has been raining every day for over a week so it will probably be an indoor party. That's fine with me since my back patio carpet smells like a wet dog!!


Picture from Art.com

Here is a look at my menu for tomorrow...

Hamburgers
Hot dogs
Grilled chicken

Potato Salad
Baked Beans

Spinach and Strawberry salad
Big Mama's Green Sauce and tortilla chips

Watermelon
Peach Cobbler and vanilla ice cream
Flag Cake

I need to tidy up the house, make room in the pantry for the food still in grocery bags and do some food prep. This is procrastination at its finest! Who here thinks that blogging is more fun than making potato salad?! ;0)



I will be back on Thursday with pictures from our day. May you have a wonderful 4th of July with your friends and family!

39 comments:

Susie said...

Your menu sounds delish! It's very warm here, but I think I'd rather have that than pouring rain for entertaining..
Happy 4th!!
xo

Christine said...

It sounds delightful, Kelli! Have a wonderful 4th! I hope it will be a blast for your and yours!

Rose Mary said...

Yum! Everything sounds wonderful! Have a great day!

Myrna said...

I just finished the potato salad. I laughingly told my husband I was serving eggs and mayo tonight for our family 4th on the 3rd. Potato salad, layered pea salad, and deviled eggs! I just pick things they like. My boys think they can't eat at my house without deviled eggs and my husband loves potato salad.We're also having some other things--thank goodness!

Come on over to Cherish--I just gave you a little award. I think you ROCK! with Sow and Tell!

Gena said...

Kelli, I hope you and yours have a wonderful and safe 4th of July.

Your menu sounds delicious.

Also, I want you to know that I've been praying for you. I'm not sure where you are in Texas, but I'm a weather junkie and after seeing all of the flooding, I've been thinking about you and your family. We are in a severe drought here, so I would love the rain. But... I know that many parts of Texas have just had TOO much. I hope all is well with you.

Gena

Carrie said...

Sounds like you are going to have a fabulous 4th!! Can't wait to see the pics. And yes, I think blogging is WAY more fun than making potato salad. Definitely.
God bless :)

Susan P. said...

I'm raising my hand real high over the blogging ~ potato salad question! LOL I've been hearing on the news about all of your rain, I"m sure you must feel pretty "soggy" by now... but I know it won't dappen the fourth of July spirit in your house! Have a great time at your party~ wish I was invited;o)

PEA said...

Happy 4th of July to you and yours, dear Kelli! Your menu sounds fabulous and I'm sure everyone will have a great time, no matter what the weather is like:-) xoxo

Becky said...

Your menu sounds wonderful. Hope you and your family enjoy a Happy Fourth!

PS Thank you for visiting and the comment you left at my blog.

Tracy said...

I hope you have a happy party. Sounds like a fun time. Happy 4th.

Storybook Woods said...

Sounds soo yummy, have a wonderful day xoxoxo Clarice

devildogwife said...

Have a wonderful 4th. Your menu looks yummy!

dot said...

If I lived closer I'd be a party crasher! The food sounds so good!

Mrs. Staggs said...

All of your decorations are wonderful and your menu sounds perfect! I hope you all enjoy a great day!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Oh, Kelli, your menu for the day sounds great! I'm sure your guests will have a wonderful time, whether inside or out! Happy 4th of July to all!

Julieann said...

Hi Kelli!! Wonderful Menu, and I love potato salad and I love blogging so that is a tough one...LOL.

I can not wait to see your pictures. My fourth will probably be a quiet one with a new baby, but Kevin will take the older kids to the beach to see the works:) (I think..LOL)

Julieann:)

Julieann said...

P.S. Have a wonderful Fourth, My friend!!!

Training Hearts said...

Happy 4th of July!

Anita said...

Happy 4th of July Kelli!

... and I am off to work now, it's just a normal office day here in Germany!

XoX,
Anita

Terri said...

Happy 4th Kelli.
Say, would you share the spinach and strawberry salad recipe? Thanks!
God bless.
Terri

ellen b said...

Happy 4th to you. Sounds like we're having the same number over to bbq's today. Blessings!

Penless Thoughts said...

Trust you and yours and all your guests are enjoying a great 4th celebration.
Susan

Jennifer said...

I hope you, your family, and friends have a wonderful 4th! Your menu sounds delicious :o) Enjoy!

~ Janice ~ said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful celebration planned with a great sounding menu! Your company will be blessed by your hospitality! Have fun!! Happy 4th!

Julie Marie said...

Blogging is more fun than almost anything else - especially cleaning house! We are going a much simpler route tonight, with grilled t-bone steaks. We call t-bones "dog steaks," and the doggies will have a 4th of July treat tonight. My husband doesn't like potato salad and I've never made it, but the Wood House restaurant here makes the best potato salad ever!

Happy Fourth, Kelli!

Mindy said...

Happy 4th to you and yours Kelli!! HAve a wonderful day!!
Blessings to you and yours..

Heather said...

Kelli - I love your new header - relax - I need that! I know you have a computer savy that I don't and help from your hubby as well, but could you tell me what program you used to creat your header? I have been trying to shop for photo editing software and it is too confusing!

You decorations are great and your menu sounds so tasty - we'd be dropping by if it were not for a few hundred miles or more!

Lulu said...

YUM,wish i was there...
have a happy and safe 4th..

PamperingBeki said...

Yum-O! Enjoy your holiday!

Jodi said...

Kelli ~ Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned for today. Hope you have (or had) a Happy 4th! :o)

And I love your new header!

smileymamaT said...

I'd like to put in a vote that blooging is funner than making potato salad. Ooh I'd like to amend my vote. Eating potato salad while reading blogs is funner than making potato salad.

Happy Canada Day/Fourth of July to you too!

Autumn said...

Everything sounds great!
Happy 4th!

Ola said...

Hope your day and dinner with guests were wonderful! Your menu looks yummy, as always. Waiting for pictures.

Deb said...

The food sounds mouth-wateringly good as usual. Hope you enjoyed your day!
Debbie

Tiany said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th!!! Love your decorations, they are all so pretty and creative!

Marci said...

Sounds like a great day. I am sure you will have lots of fun.

Ruth said...

I hope your day went well. The last guest just left from my home, around midnight. I am now winding down from the day and hope to be able to sleep soon. I'm looking forward to your pictures, and I will probably post some, too.

Pam said...

Oh Kelli, your menu sounds so good. We had some great food at friends today and a little rain as well, but were still able to get off those big fire works!

Yes, I think blogging is much more fun than making potato salad, but I love eating potato salad an awful lot! Yum!

Lori B said...

Your menu looks delicious. That is pretty much what we ate too: hotdogs/ hamburgers/ tacos/ lots of salads and desserts.