Monday, July 9, 2012

Hello 4th of July...and Hello to a New Tradition!

I'm joining CuppaKim & Katygirl today in a 4th of July link up :)

 For the last couple of years we have gone to a local parade with friends in the morning and then later in the afternoon we would go to our church which used to put on a huge carnival-like event and then everyone would watch the fireworks that were set off close by.

Last year our church decided not to have its big event and we decided to stay home.  At home, we realized that we could see a local fireworks show perfectly from our driveway (like we could see them well AND hear them!).  We said then that we should have a get together for the 4th and then watch fireworks from our house.

This year we invited a few neighbors over for some fun, food, and fireworks.  We started small this year because 1. it was our first year to have this gathering and 2. we had just gotten over having serious power outages (us included) in our area and we didn't want to go all out since there was the potential of the power going out again.

It ended up being a good time.
 There was a water balloon fight!
 My husband...the Baby Whisperer...lovin on Miss Lily.
 We let off some smoke bombs and firecrackers.
 One of my neighbors gave us some huge sparklers...those were a lot of fun. 
 Thinking cool thoughts as we waited for the fireworks to was 100* that day.  It was a really good show...sorry no pictures :(

Overall we had a great time and can't wait to do it again next year!

*BONUS*  I was supposed to make these cookies on the 4th but my neighbors brought a lot of desserts to I didn't end up making them.  I made them yesterday for a cookout that we attending and they were a hit!  I saw the idea here and just used break and bake cookies (because that's how I roll).  You should try right now!


{cuppakim} said...

those cookies look FAB! break and bakes are definitely the way to go.

i am so jealous of all the sparklers i'm seeing on blogs - but for sure the MOST jealous of the jumbo sparkler here! i didn't even know this existed.

and seeing fireworks from your own house. PERFECTION.

you were definitely true to the red white and blue! :)

thanks for linking up Kelli!!! <3

Carrie said...

That sounds like a wonderful holiday...and a perfect tradition! I wish we were closer to fireworks! Our town had some, but we usually do our own, but not this year because of a burn ban. It's fun starting new traditions!

I HAVE to make those cookies! And we roll the same way...break and bake...or bust! ;-D glad you had a great Fourth!

Rach said...

I was worried about you and all the storms that raged through your area. I'm so glad you have power back. Whew. It was so hot and intense I don't know how y'all stood it. :o(

What a FUN FUN FUN new tradition you have started! I wanna come watch fireworks from your driveway!

The photo of Rondell with that sweet baby is melting my heart. I LOVE it!:o)

Glad all is well, my friend!


Kelli W said...

That looks like such a fun time! How cool that you can see fireworks from you driveway! And yummo to those cookies. I may need to try them soon:)

katygirl said...

I want the cookies right now!! Haha. ;) thanks for linking up Kelli!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Those cookies look SO good! Glad you were able to have a 4th of July party at your house! Hooray for new traditions!!

Jessica Johnson said...

I love when unexpected plans = fun, new traditions. And that baby??!! I want to steal her. But not really. But I do want to steal those cookies. Really.

Kelly said...

Sparklers are my favorite! Those cookies look ahhmazing.