Saturday, July 4, 2009

An Ode to Independence Day

Happy 4th of July

I love fireworks!

I love the quiet anticipation of the first exploding shell.

I love sight of bursting colors across a darkened sky.

I love the gently drift of shadowy smoke as it sinks in the cooling night air.

I love the smell of burnt fireworks which leave your nostrils singed.

I love the wistful feeling of loss when the bright lights fade and we slowly leave for home.

I love the freedom of expression and choice that we have on American soil.

I love the feeling of independence that is our right in the United States.

I hope you feel it too.

The Pre-Game Analysis

The fresh brewed iced tea was prepared and readied for the thirsty...

The vat of macaroni salad was chillin' in the fridge waiting to make it's debut.

Two freshly baked apple pies stood at the sidelines waiting for their call into the game.


And while this food preparation was in play...

This fashion nightmare (or shall I call her a "fashion icon") was roaming our property.

Have a great 4th of July!

9 Goddesses Have Spoken:

Aunt Spicy said...

what a feast, can I invite myself over :-)

Love what you wrote about the 4th, well said! And love, super love that outfit! Have a great holiday!

Rebecca said...

Yum - Apple Pie!!! Have a happy 4th!!!

Betty aka Fudgie said...

I like the clenched lips and the evidence of the popsicle on the ground behind her! LOL

Julia said...

Yeah, the popsickle litter was likely due to my son so she is just taking the fall on that one...

the ungourmet said...

That is some good lookin' grub!

Loved your ode! Happy 4th! :0)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Yummy foods, love your aprons, at least your little nightmare is colorful!

Jennifer said...

Yummy spread! Looks a lot like our 4th did LOL! Lovin' the leftovers ...

She's definitely got a fashion sense that is all her own ... curious to see how that plays out as she gets older LOL! I have a fashion bug, too ... she's put together quite a few "interesting" outfits.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your apple pies look amazing!
The little one in the lady bug hat just cracked me up, too cute! Most of the day on the 4th. was spent floating in the pool. . .relaxing. YES!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Mmm... the apple pie and sun tea sound great right now.

I swear you could post a gazillion pics of that sweet girl and I'd get a chuckle out of every single one. She's got so much personality!