Happy Birthday America…

and boy was it a good one filled with great food, friends and weather (albeit a little hot and humid, but welcome to D.C. in the summer). Though this year, we skipped the matching shirts. Jeff didn’t say anything, but I could tell he was sad.

Here are a few photos from our little celebration.

Fourth of July 1

Nothing says America like red Solo cups, right?

Fourth of July 7

^^Remember sweet little Addie? She’s already seven weeks old and still cute as a button. She also knows how to dress for the occasion. ;)^^

We loved being able to host friends for a good ole’ fashioned bar-b-que on our newly power washed deck. There’s nothing like a good cookout to celebrate the birthday of this lovely country. Also, Jeff’s not only handy with tools, but did I mention he can cook? When it comes to grilling and smoking meat this guy can make a delicious meal. How did I get so lucky?

Fourth of July 11

I swear I bring some unique talents to the relationship, I just don’t like to brag. 😉

Hillary's Fourth of July Food

^^Jeff wasn’t the only great cook around. My dear friend Hillary made us homemade mini blueberry pies and garlic poppyseed challah (holla!). Yes, they were as good as they look! You should check out her blog for more great recipes, here.^^

Last but not least, the day wasn’t complete without a few games of Cornhole on Jeff’s newly created Cornhole boards. Here’s a little preview of the handcrafted boards, but I’ll of course have a separate post on those soon. Stay tuned.

Cornhole on the Fourth of July

So in case you’re wondering why we weren’t taking-in the fireworks on The National Mall, it’s not that they’re not beautiful, but when you live out here it’s something you only want to do once. I think we were all perfectly content steering clears of those crowds.

Happy Birthday America! I luv ya.

P.S. Little girl did not love the sound of fireworks, so she pretty much stayed under a table until we had to drag her out. 😦

Fourth of July 9


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