Thursday, July 2, 2015


Celebrating the Fourth of July

July Fourth is one of my family's favorite holidays. Sometimes we have the entire family together and other times we are with in-laws. Here are a few celebrations from the archives.

With family coming home I love to add touches of whimsy on the veranda and throughout the house. I am very patriotic and love flags and a lot of red, white, and blue!

Tablescape using red and white flowers for the centerpiece and place settings of red, white, and blue.

Firing up the grill

Hickory chips

Let the grilling begin
Chicken and ribs

My daddy made the best homemade bbq sauce but mine doesn’t even come close. Daddy, this is for you.

I love to light candles in the evening surrounded by red and white flowers.

I get busy and forget about making photos. Here are a few photos of the buffet before most of the food was out.

July Fourth means homemade ice cream.

 Celebrating with my sister and brother-in-law in Atlanta

We had fun crafting and making stars for a wreath.

Ribs, slaw, potato salad, deviled eggs, corn and margarita pie. Yum!

Nightfall and we enjoy a beautiful fireworks show right from my sister’s home.


Then there are the beach celebrations where we dine out and also enjoy some bbq compliments of our son’s grilling skills.

Oh happy day, my favorite place to be on vacation is the beach!

An end to a perfect beach fourth!

With a grateful heart thanking all those who served and those still serving this great nation of ours. Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe Fourth of July. 

Thanks Dad