Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July!! and Happy Birthday MOM!!!

This has probably been the best 4th of July holiday in years!
It started Saturday with our first BBQ in about 8 years. We had a feast here at the house. Rob smoked some of his awesome ribs and we did a low country boil.
For those that don't know what a country boil is, you take red potatoes, corn cut up,sausage, crab and/or lobster and shrimp. You put it all into a huge pot and boil it up. Takes maybe 15 minutes or so. Unfortunately I'm allergic to crab and lobster so we substituted and put in mussels. So yummy! A boil isn't a boil without the Old bay seasoning. Yeehaw.

Had some friends and family over and had a TON of food to share. The weather, especially in Arizona, wasn't crazy hot and we had a nice breeze. Just fantastic day. I do wish that we had invited more people over though. There is always next year.

Today has been very relaxing, eating leftovers, watched a show on how they make and light fireworks and now watching the 4th celebration in D.C. on TV before we get together with Mike, Amanda and the kids to go see some fireworks ourselves.
Tomorrow Mom and I are going to see the new Twilight movie, Eclipse and the rest of the family is going to see How to train your dragon.
It looks like tomorrow is going to be as nice as today.
Keep safe, have fun and enjoy this holiday weekend!



KreatesKards said...

Happy 4th of July. Looks like lots of fun and good food.

Food allergies are the pits ... Old Bay seasoning has cinnamon in it and I'm allergic so no Old Bay for me. So often is used in Crab Cakes and some seafood chowders/bisques. Have to be really careful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the birthday wish...what can I say, Good Food....Good Company...and good weather, toss in a great breeze and there is the makings of a really great day. Everyone had a good time, Ms. Savannah is getting Real close to actually crawling...soooo close. She scoots, and shimmies and gets where she is headed, not to mention sits herself up and rolls over and just giggles.
All the kids seem to enjoy themselves..right down to playing in the hose.
So thank you one and all for sharing this time with me and mine.

Lots of love