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The Fourth

Mister Mister made it back home from working out-of-town just in time to spend the fourth with Lovey and I.

ijijOur all American boy! okopI made star-spangled, chocolate dipped pretzel sticks for snacking.

kjiujiThe boys picked out fireworks to set off.iuiyuy

Untitled-1The fireworks stand had an inflatable gorilla out front to attract business, the nice owner took some time to show Lovey how the gorilla “dances” by deflating it half way then inflating it again. It was cute and Lovey enjoyed it.


Our fireworks haul!


Last year Lovey didn’t want  any part of the fireworks, saying that they were just too loud for him. So he and I watched from inside our house while Mister Mister set off a few. This year he was much more interested, especially with the sparklers.iui8uOur neighborhood has an annual BBQ and games followed by a fireworks show on the fourth so we headed that way with Lovey in the wagon. Afterwards, we went back home to set off our own fireworks. Our neighbors joined us with theirs too, adding to the fun and extending the light show in the sky. Once the fireworks were done and the last sparkler had sparkled, we cleaned up and made a Wendy’s run for frostys and floats to enjoy as we wound down together on the couch.

yttujWe had a great fourth, thankful for our freedom and the red, white & blue and all those who fight to protect us all, past, present & future.

…Always thankful to spend a day with the ones that I love. ♥



Sweet & Crafty

Happy Independence Day!

I have a sweet and a craft today in honor of the red, white & blue!

 Both of which were inspired by Pinterest.

I made white chocolate bark with red and blue M&M’s and sprinkles.

 Then Lovey and I made a fireworks craft.

I bent pipe cleaners so that once dipped in paint and pressed on paper,  would leave fireworks shaped outlines.


Lovey said that the blue fireworks were his favorite. 🙂

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon~July 10th,2011

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon  is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life

 at the end of every week♥   


This week I am especially thankful for:


~The 4th of July and everything it represents!


~Mister Mister having a three-day weekend off from work.


~Celebrating eight years with Mister Mister.


~A wonderful day spent at the river with my boys.



Thank You Lord for Your many gracious blessings in my life. In Your Name, amen.

Tastes Like Sweet Independence

Happy 4th of July!

I made a couple tasty desserts for today.

This cake may not look like anything all too special on the outside…

because all of the fun is on the inside!

I kept the outside simple so that the wow factor would be on the inside.

The top layer of red didn’t turn out as thick as I had meant for it to be but there is still no mistaking our American Flag!

I used the left over cake scraps from the flag cake to make cake truffles.

I’m loving all the red, white and blue!

Tastes like sweet independence! ♥