|Our flag at the mailbox|
|Sunlight coming through the leaves of one of our trees in the backyard|
|Sasha doing "big girl jumps"|
|Holding Ali and showing her the geese, ducks, and fish at Big Spring Park|
Now I need to rewind for a moment and explain how this was a 5-day weekend for Allan and I. Thursday morning Allan had his wisdom teeth taken out and we both expected the recovery to be a little rough and for him to have trouble eating, be in pain, and sleep a lot the first couple of days. Wrong on all accounts! The afternoon of the surgery Allan was hacking up a big limb that had fallen in the backyard so I could haul it to the road for pick up. On Friday he was eating chicken and dumplings, fried okra, and mashed potatoes for lunch and by Sunday at lunchtime he had no problem eating steak! I'm starting to wonder if they actually cut his teeth out.
Friday night Adam, Jodi, and Ali arrived in time for Ali to eat and go to sleep. We stayed up until after midnight catching up and enjoying each other's company. Jodi and I watched Criminal Minds while Allan and Adam played video games. The next morning Margie arrived in time for breakfast and brought us a beautiful patriotic basket filled with 4th of July goodies! The rest of the day was spent making a trip to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Big Lots and treating everyone to our favorite Mexican restaurant called Las Trojas. Sunday morning was church followed by a big lunch of steak, steamed veggies, roasted potatoes, baked beans (Allan said he had to have them), rolls, and pink stuff (yummy dessert). Sunday evening we went to Big Spring Park and fed the ducks and fish, walked around, listened to the live music, took lots of pictures, and had a great time experiencing a place unique to Huntsville.
For the 4th of July we had our next door neighbors over and we enjoyed hamburgers, chips, slaw, baked beans, glass bottle cokes, and a flag fruit trifle. There's something about glass bottle cokes (AKA short cokes according to my NeeNee) that takes me back to childhood and family gatherings at my grandparent's house. It was a great time with family and friends!
|Allan taking a nap|
|I can honestly say no one has taken a nap in the chaise lounge like this before|
|Flag fruit trifle|
|Patriotic basket from Margie|
|Beautiful cloth covering the basket|
|Margie and I in our red, white, & blue with the flag fruit trifle|