Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day Remix

We had the privilege of hosting our family for 4th of July again this year. (Our home has become the perennial favorite for shooting off fireworks thanks to its wide open spaces.)

But first, the food!

I cannot explain the angle that I chose to photograph this delectable cake. If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, I am a photographic dunce.

Can you believe we had no recent shots of the 4 of us together? We only realized this because we are required to send a few "family shots" as part of our adoption home study. This one is us - to a T!

Next came the sparklers.

And some lawn chair lounging.

And some lookin' cute.

And then, some cheering through a haze of pollutant-laced smoke.

Then, they filled the grandstands for the Big 'Uns.

Except for those who preferred to stay a little closer to Nana and wear ear plugs and attempt a quadruple-handed ear cover. (I just want to smooch that lip. Don't you?)

Finally - a group shot of the sisters (one of which is a cousin who is basically an honorary sister). LOVE these girls.

Happy Independence Day!


  1. Sorry to have missed the divine food and company that you hosted...
    lil sis

  2. Your food table looks very 'Real Simple' Love it. I'm in love with Calvin. :-) All those little lawn chairs are too cute for words.

    You have a beautiful family!

  3. YUMMY looking food! And the kids are all super cute! Glad you all had a great day celebrating!

  4. aww!! that might be the first family photo iv'e ever seen of yall!! and you are NOT a photo dunce!! you take awesome pictures!! and that cake......yummmmm

  5. looks like a fun 4th...and a yummy one too. i love the picture of all 4 of you together as a family, your hair is even blowing perfectly in the wind :)

  6. I'm pretty disappointed there was no mention of our grandest of finales and no pictures of our weapons cache ... really girly view of July 4th ... needs some testosterone.

  7. Love your pictures - the food looks divine! I have only recently found your blog, but enjoy checking in so much that I passed along a couple of awards:

    Have a great Monday!

  8. Looks like a great time. I found your blog from Tracey over at Girls to Grow. She also gave me an award! I can't wait to have time to read your older posts and more about your adoption story. Wonderful! God bless your family!

  9. Looks like a wonderful celebration.

    Inspired by your maps in your new bathroom, I made a great purchase in a local second hand bookshop today - will post about it later in the week.

    Thanks :)

  10. What a fun night and the food looked really yummy!!

    I actually thought of you today. The corn down here is taller than me and I thought of finding a piece of grass and standing next to it. Made me think of you for some reason;)

  11. I should have gotten a picture of my buffalo burger :) I dont think I can take pictures of food and make them look as good as you do though! I may try on my next week's blog...your food looked really yummy (especially the cheesecake) :)

  12. Mmmmm that corn salsa looked great.

  13. That looks like it was a heck of a fun time!

  14. The flag cake looks great! Super yummmy too, I'm sure :)