Our 4th of July double celebration!

The forth of July is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom and to celebrate America’s Declaration of Independence.


It’s usually celebrated with great food…


that’s prepared with a tender hand and a loving heart. 


It”s a time when families come together… 


and gather around the table for great conversation. 


With some of our family out of town we decided to celebrate my mums birthday, usually on the 3rd, on the 4th too.  

Happy Birthday Mum! I love you!


 Meggers helped grandma blow out the her candles.


After cake, tea and scones with fresh cream, blueberries and strawberries the boys beat each other up on the PS3.

da boyz

and we went outside to watch the fireworks.  I couldn’t seem to get the timing right, seriously this is the best shot.  Yep, I totally tried to jazz it up with a red border. You think this is pitiful?  You should see the worst one. ~grin~

IMG_0428Despite my poor photograph, my mum and my family had a great evening and that to me is priceless.

8 thoughts on “Our 4th of July double celebration!

  1. Happy birthday to your mum!
    Our search of fireworks was diverted by traffic and then police closing down the park, so we dodged into the nearest apt complex, parked, and watched from their parking lot. Sneaky us! Love the photos!


  2. Aww, happy belated birthday to your mom (mum?) whichever. We didn’t leave the house on the 4th since the kids go to bed at 7 but maybe next year we’ll get out for some fireworks. Or the year after.


  3. Sprite ~ Thanks! You’re so sneaky..lol

    Casey ~ Aww thanks! Mum is Brit speak..lol We didn’t leave our house either we’d just got back from our week away and the fireworks aren’t bad where we live. 🙂 Would like to try St. Pete or some beach next year.


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