who said, "Comparison is the thief of joy," and I believe he was right. Turns out staying in town for the Fourth of July was just fine.
We started our celebration with our great friends, the Rs, with an Independence Day Eve cook out. Burgers and brats, tomato pie, watermelon and cherry pie were among the highlights, but the funniest moment of the evening was on our arrival, when we discovered that the Mister and the Mister R had dressed in like-minded fashion. Not sure what varieties Mr. R is holding there, but I do know there was plenty of Sam Adams, the patriotic choice!
In a bit of obsessive behavior, I bought cloth bunting for the upstairs windows to replace the flocked bunting. I prefer the cloth; the Mister prefers the flocked. No matter which we choose (cloth, of course), we need to size up. I think the size over the front door would be too big, so I'm looking for something in between. Thoughts?
It was just four of us here for the actual Fourth of July, but we grilled some hotdogs and brats, and feasted on fruit and capered deviled eggs.
And since you know I can't resist a cupcake topper, we had some cupcakes with cream cheese coconut frosting and a little patriotic flair! Don't worry, we didn't eat them all, we delivered some to a sweet friend home from surgery.
Afterward, we watched the fireworks, quite spectacular! And, we still have the beach and the mountains to look forward to, which is pretty sweet.