Happy 4th

Today:

— party with ‘just us’ which includes newlyweds Amanda and Ben, plus 2 friends of Erika

–filling 1000+ water balloons in prep for an epic battle tonight

–cranking up an ice cream maker that we haven’t used for 10 years

–making peanut butter pie and blackberry crisp

–BBQ’ing burgers and firecracker shrimp

–hanging out by a twinkle-lit pool for fireworks, chatting, splashing, and counting our blessings

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  1. Sounds like so much fun! Happy 4th of July!!

  2. What a wonderful 4th of July! I bet that was one awesome water balloon fight.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

  3. You wouldn’t believe how fast 1000 water balloons can run out…

  4. yumm!! i love ANYTHING with blackberries. my grandma’s blackberry cobbler…mmmm…i think i can eat the entire thing myself!!

    check out http://lileskimointexas.blogspot.com/2009/06/homemade-ice-cream.html for the BEST ever ice cream recipe. it’s so easy and creamy and get rave reviews! i think your freezer would love it! 🙂