Monday, June 29, 2009

Friend Makin' Mondays ~ July 4th Celebrations!

This week's FFM is being hosted by Shawn at Seriously. Visit her blog for details and to join in the fun! Shawn has asked us several questions about our Fourth of July plans and traditions:

What are you doing this July 4th?

We don’t have our plans finalized for the 4th yet this year. Usually we spend it with family, but this year is a little different because my almost~mother~in~law just had surgery so she is laid up at home and my parents are going to be out of town so we are cat~sitting for them. I want to spend a big chunk of the day at their house with the cats who HATE fireworks and will freak out and hide under the beds when the neighbors start setting them off. {I’m hoping that they’ll stay a little calmer if we’re there, but in reality, if we’re there, they’ll probably just be under the beds anyway as that is where they prefer to hang out when we bring Daisy over. So our presence probably won’t make a big difference either way. :o)} Nate wants to watch the big fireworks show they do out over the water in our town, so we’ll probably do that too.

What is your favorite dish to pass around when attending a 4th of July party or summer barbecue?

I LOVE piggies in a blanket. Seriously, once I start eating them, I can’t stop until I’m absolutely stuffed. Definitely my favorite summer party treat!

Do you have any July 4th traditions?

Not really, besides spending time with family. For years and years, we always went to Colorado to spend the 4th with my dad’s side of the family {which is actually what my parents are doing this year} but my work schedule makes it hard to make that trip anymore, and it’s just not the same going back there for the 4th now that my grandpa is gone, and most of the grandkids have spread out and don’t make the trek back so it’s not the fun family reunion it used to be.

Share your favorite July 4th picture.

My favorite July 4th picture has not been digitalized so I’ll just have to describe it from memory. It’s a picture of me and my cousins goofing off in my grandpa’s yard ~ we are all decked out in our stars and stripes outfits and having a blast. It was back when we were young and had zero responsibilities, and looking at the picture always makes me long for those times again!

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July, everyone!



Kristina P. said...

My husband loves pigs in a blanket! I am all about hamburgers.

Lins said...

Mercy girl, just when I think I can't love you any more than I already go and profess your affection for Pigs in a Blanket.

And I fall in love all over again. :)

Happy FMM

Amber said...

Pigs in a blanket ARE yummy!! :)

I love the 'good ole days' too. I'm blessed to have all of my family in one area, so even though we aren't carefree anymore, we still get to hang out & goof off. Now we just have kids to help us do that. :)

Jolanthe said...

Ahh....the days of no responsibilities! {grins}

Happy FMM! Don't eat too many piggies...


{p.s. I'm cracking up because my word verification is 'diets'...}

mrssoup said...

Mmmm, pigs in a blanket. Now I'm hungry.

Hope your AMiL gets better soon!

Vivienne said...

I know what you mean about people being gone and others spread out. Traditions can't stay the same, which is too bad.
Hope Daisy does well with the noise.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I can picture your picture in my head just fine!! I hope you have a wonderful July 4th!!


Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Your picture sounds so great -- ah, the good ole' days! Have a great 4th!

I have your flip-flops here for the BFFE and will mail them tomorrow (sorry for running late! I promise it will be worth it!!)


Xazmin said...

I love fireworks beyond reason!

I know what you mean about the fun family reunions dwindling. I used to love seeing my cousins, and playing around every year, and now those days are gone...kinda sad.

I hope you have a wonderful timed what ever you do!

Erin said...

I have not seen a big fireworks display in a few years now and it makes me sad! We are always at the lake which I love but I would love to see a huge fireworks display!