Hello everyone! I have to tell you that this post will be short on "people" pictures. Most of the pictures are group pictures of our friends and I wouldn't want to post them without permission. You will just have to imagine our full house! :0)
We got a sprinkling of rain in the morning instead of the several inches predicted so that was wonderful!
The morning started off with a little bird trouble. Do you remember the Mourning Dove parents that built a nest near our back patio? Well, the two babies hatched and are growing up but....
...one of them fell out of the nest and it's too little to fly back up.
Here it is resting among the plants. This morning (the 5th) one of the parents came down to feed it and I have left a message for a wild bird protection agency so we'll have to see what they suggest doing.
Anyways, back to the party. Phillip grilled up some hot dogs, cheeseburgers and chicken which was delicious.
A friend of ours made some homemade strawberry ice cream which was the perfect 4th of July treat!
The tradition flag cake. It has a layer of raspberry jam inside and cream cheese frosting.
We had a great time visiting, lots of talking and laughing. Around 9:30pm everyone went up the road a little to a parking lot. For the past several years the view of all the area fireworks has been pretty good but this year they were too far away. According to Benjamin they were still "awesome!"
Today will be spent tidying up and I will post a few recipes later. Thank you for looking at our 4th of July pictures!