Friday, July 4, 2008

SURPRISE!

Nope, I'm not back early.

Nope, I'm not posting from the beach.

I realized I didn't have a guest post for today right before leaving town, so I thought I'd surprise you with one.

Happy 4th of July! I'm sure I'll be spending the day hanging out at the beach, returning Steph to the airport so she can head home to Boston, and then watching a great fireworks display somewhere. Yay!

In honor of the holiday, allow me to share a childhood memory. When I was younger, we always did the 4th of July at my pop pop and grannie's house. The whole extended family would go over there to eat Bob's Barbecue (a local favorite) and enjoy sitting outside at tables under the carport.

And there'd be homemade ice cream.

And watermelon cookies. Ok, I know that sounds weird.. they don't taste like watermelon. It's just sugar cookies that look like slices of watermelon that my aunt makes. I LOVE them. ONe of these days I need to remember to get the recipe so I can make them.

We usually had some sparklers to play with and sometimes we'd go downtown to watch the fireworks. Nashville actually has a pretty awesome fireworks show every year. It's totally worth fighting the crowds to go see it.

So I hope that no matter what you find yourself doing today that you enjoy celebrating our day of independence! I'll be back in town and posting again on Monday!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I hope you had a great 4th of July! As you know, mine was amazing!! :)