Happy 4th of July all! Well almost. It seems the whole weekend was a celebration with company and cookouts and fireworks and don't forget the hamburgers and hot dogs! All things American! I fiddled with my table and couldn't decide on a centerpiece I liked better, so here are the two I narrowed it down to. I keep all my July 4th things in a cabinet in the garage. Apparently The Husband moved most of it to a shelf in the shed, "Jane's Gardening Stuff". Sneaky guy!
We got up to the lake Friday night and stayed until this morning. Abby dropped in from a nearby lake where she was spending the weekend and we had a few friends on and around the lake pop in...otherwise, not near the 27 people we hosted last year!
We played in the garden and although we had a little rain twice, everything was watered over and over due to the 90 plus temps. I managed to sit outside or in the Summerhouse when we weren't playing with the lake toys, but I finally succumbed to the heat yesterday and stayed in most of the day. This heat wave seems to have no end in sight.
This is a little sign I bought last weekend in Galena. I did get a little burned on the boat and a few new freckles (bad me...no sunscreen). Otherwise I stayed out of the sun.
I had to take a picture of the daisies blooming. And I filled vases with them for every room! We definitely have an abundance of them!
I wanted to show you the bottle holder I bought in Galena also. I'm not sure yet where I am going to keep it. It will be great for parties when everyone is drinking something different.
Yesterday was The Husband's birthday. We celebrated with steaks and clams and potato salad and corn on the cob. Yum! He always has such a festive birthday.
Saturday night we watched the fireworks out over the lake from our balcony. I recently started to fix up the balcony, which is off of our bedroom, a nice rug and bistro table so far. We had the best seat in the house! I can't seem to take night pictures with my camera so you will just have to imagine how beautiful it looked (the sky!). Milo was a little frightened, he sat and my side and I petted him. Layla investigated every corner of the balcony...new territory for her.
Today I am dragging. Our section of town has a parade tonight and fireworks and tomorrow night we are going to a barbecue. It makes me tired just thinking about it...but give me 5 minutes!
Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Happy 4th of July to all!