Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Ok, so this wasn't her birthday cake---it was actually her sisters 6 months ago, but I don't have photos back from her birthday yet, so I'm just using this photo as an illustration, since I like pictures! My oldest turned 22 on Saturday, a quiet affair considering how her sister was out of town, and other family members had partied with us for her big graduation bash 2 weeks ago, so the out-of-towners weren't so hip on showing up twice in one month! My crew made it tho---at least the local uncle and grandparents always happy for a good free meal ;)! We had a nice evening celebration, and during the day miss M played downtown with a good friend so she had fun!
Our 4th was also a quiet celebration---we're known for boring 4th of Julys since we used to be in recovery mode from having to celebrate 3 days earlier, often with a pack of wild birthday party kids! Again, youngest was still out of town, so oldest daughter decided to take matters into her own hands and took off to celebrate the 4th with a pack of fireworks at a friends house! My sweetie and I spent the evening sipping wine and cooking a fabulous meal of which we get to enjoy again tonight since we made enough for leftovers :). My favorite meal of all times---home fried chicken, homemade gravy, garlic-basil mashed red potatoes, and home grown sugar snap peas---steamed with butter and Trocomare! Ah, heaven! We watched the local firework show thru our youngest daughters upstairs window---the perfect distance for me after having fireworks explode over my head one July 4th, singeing my hair making me paranoid ever since!
Time to go fix the peas---they need to be unzipped---what I call pulling the strings out of their edges... It's worth it tho!