Monday, July 6, 2009

Celebrating the 4th!

.It was a hot Georgia day and everyone was ready to celebrate. We got together in our backyard this year with friends and family to enjoy some barbecue and sweets and put on a little fireworks display of our own. Here is Shelby with her two buddies Ansley and Ashlyn. They looked so sweet in their red, white and blue.
Our neighbors Annette and Stan.
Don's Mom and Dad, Mary and Tom.
The kids having fun with Michael in the pool.
We grilled some gourmet burgers from the Fresh Market and went right into the desserts. My SIL Judy hooked me up as usual. She made her world famous chocolate chip cookies and the berry cake.
Don and I added to the sweets table. We made some home made ice cream. Chocolate chip, walnut. It was fab! We have been using Judy's old ice cream maker this summer and making home made ice cream for Friday night Pizza with the family. It has been wonderful! Good thing the Herbalife diet is working!
Here's our little firecracker!
The box of fire works were really fun and the girls had a blast! I hope you all enjoyed your picnics and fireworks. Well, I am finishing the laundry and doing the ironing getting us ready for our trip tomorrow. We will be gone for 10 days and we are looking forward to seeing our family. Enjoy the summer heat!


MommaRu said...

Great Post! The girls were so sweet and beautiful. Can't wait to hold Shelby. You make every occasion a celebration. The homemade ice cream looks DDDDelicious! Love you, Mom

ub said...

At the sea shore I was the centre of attraction......brillant. Did u create that yourself? Beautiful family pics and the food looks delicious. What a vibrant blog.

Sandy Michelle said...

Awww I love how the kids were all dressed up! You guys sure know how to celebrate!

Sandy xox

The Feathered Nest said...

Tammy! What a wonderful party!! That Shelby is just precious...holding that sparkler...the food looks amazing too girl, you just can do it all Tammy! Wishing you a great week sweetie, xxoo, Dawn

Sarah said...

Yum to that cookie dough! and those girls look very festive in their dresses!
Vintage Lily

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

I'm so glad you had a good time!! Miss you- safe travels.


You are such the "party girl" you certainly can party the best ways possible!! Miss S is too adorable in her red, white and blue. I love all the outfits!Have a safe and fun trip.
Keep me posted.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Looks like a great time. And...that homemade ice cream looks delicious!

Angela said...

I hope you guys are having fun on vacation, me? I am on a staycation...staying in the same ole place, with the same ole people, doing the same ole thang! Seriously, when you get back we have to go do something!!!! have fun and be safe.

Susan Tuttle said...

What fun! -- that berry cake looks delicious!! Have a great trip!!