Saturday, July 4, 2009

Our 4th of July...

Our plans for the 4th were very low key. We kind of wanted to invite some friends over, but then kind of wanted to just be alone, ya know? My mom had to work and one of my sisters just got back from a month long vacation....so we decided not to do anything together this year.

We allowed the girls to invite friends over. Unfortunately, Jae's little friend (who ended up spending the night last night) got sick at 6:30 this morning with a bad stomach ache and had to go home. Jae was a bit bummed about that.....so she quietly invited her way in with Morgan and Morgan's friend.

It's been a great weekend so far. I took the day off on Thursday, so I've actually had a long weekend. I worked in my flower garden both Thursday and Friday morning. I was out very early both mornings and I am telling you, I thought the heat was going to take me completely out. Oh my goodness! I didn't get completely finished, but it's looking good.

I hope that you have all enjoyed your holiday weekend. Now you know before I sign off and start visiting everyone, I HAVE to leave you with some pictures.

The pictures that we took outside today didn't turn out so good. No matter which way we tried to take them, the sun was wayyyyyyyyyy too bright!

Oh one last thing, I HAVE to share this......
For the last two days I have not even worn makeup. So today, I at least wanted to dress up just a little bit. So, I just put light makeup on and then a dress that I had purchased while on our trip to Jamaica. Ready for this??? When the teenager (Morgan) saw me in it this morning, she said, "Mom, you look really good! I think I will put on my dress too." Two things here... I hardly ever get compliments on my attire from the teenager anymore. She thinks that my style is not only boring, but too much the same all the time. lol! Second, I could not believe that she actually wanted to wear her dress on the same day as me because it's just not cool looking like her mom, especially in front of a friend. lol! She's a real trip!!!

Our menu was also very low key....

We had ribs, smoked sausage, mac and cheese, and a salad. For dessert, we had a good ole' piece of SWEET watermelon. I usually don't buy them because I can never find one that is really, really sweet. Hubby picked this one up this morning while he was out and let me tell ya....it was DELICIOUSLY sweet!!!!

Okay, I'm finally done rambling.....

Happy 4th to all of you!





YES, we like eggs in our salad!!! You couldn't tell that already, huh?





Morgan and her best friend, Tya.
Jae and her best friend, Olivia (taken last night before she got sick)




We normally don't feed Gooch table food often....but we had to let him in on some of the fun today!!! lol!

Have a great week ahead! Be blessed!

40 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

We had a low key day too hanging out at my inlaws in VA on vacation. It was relaxing though.
Love the pictures. We had a tough time with the sun too for pictures. I love natural light, but it is sometimes hard.
Beautiful dresses..Happy 4th.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Fourth, Daphine! Ours was low-key, too. We went to an early dinner with friends and are going to watch "The Patriot." We had toyed with the idea of going to someone's house to watch fireworks, but now we've decided to stay home. I was making one last pass around the blogs, and I saw you'd posted and wanted to come by and wish you ALL THE BEST!

XO,

Sheila... who loves the pics of your family! :-)

michele said...

Very cute!! Low key is sounding good to me right now too! Happy 4th!!

LisaShaw said...

I so enjoyed visiting with you and seeing all your beautiful photos. Have a blessed 4th of July dear sister.

Alicia said...

Daphine...I love the pictures! I would never have thought that they didn't come out good. LOL, but I know what you mean. We're our worst critics!

And I know what you mean about your daughter complimenting you! That is sooo my daughter! So, when she does say something complimentary, I jump all over that! I think I must be lookin' good! Hahaha! I loved how she wanted to wear her dress too!!

You all look so good, and I'm sure Gucci enjoyed that bone!!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Great pictures! Beautiful dresses! You all look great. We had a good time at my parents' house with the family. Then a evening movie at home. :)

Divamom said...

We just got back from hangin' out at my cousin's new house. The kids had a lot of fun, especially the boys, after playing in the wet jump house! Straight to the shower they went, once we got home! lol

Love your pictures and those dresses! Happy 4th! Be Blessed!

licia31 said...

Thanks for sharing your weekend :). As always, looks like a great time!!! Your family is beautiful!!!

Edie said...

Oh I always love your pictures! How cool that your daughter wanted to look like her mom. I love the picture of Gucci the mouth full of rib. LOL! You are really learning how to love a dog. :)

Happy Independence Day!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Daphine, you guys look so fresh and summery. I'm loving the matchy-matchy dresses! And, oh my goodness, girl... can I please, please come eat at your house?! I'm seriously salivating over that delicious food!

Kristin said...

That sounds like a great holiday Daphine! The food looks so yummy! We didn't do anything special either. We just got back from seeing the fireworks. The pictures of you and your family are so beautiful! I love the story about the dresses :) They are so pretty!

Happy 4th of July!!

Stacey said...

Low key for us too. Sometimes it's really nice that way. We are actually getting together with friends tomorrow instead. We just got back from watching the beautiful fireworks in Edmond. :)

Lorrie said...

Just got in from the very cold fireworks and saw your SUNNY pictures...it looks like you had the same 4th as we had...low key and fun! BLessings!

Denise said...

I am glad that your beautiful family enjoyed the 4th.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

You've got a beautiful family!! Glad y'all still had some special time together for the 4th....

~Beth

Angela said...

Ok,,,it's only 8 a.m. in the morning here but those pics have made me hungry for a bbq..LOL..

I was here last week reading some posts and looking at the wonderful pics you have. I didn't stop to leave a comment but want to do so now.

Your family is so beautiful!! Your girls are just gorgeous, and they truly radiate God's blessings girl...

Hubby is one blessed man. I think of Psalm 112 for him!!

Michelle said...

Your whole family could model for a magazine's "4th of July" spread! You are such a beautiful, happy family!

Lindsay-ann said...

HI Daphine
Glad you enjoyed your 4th July. Your Jamaican dresses are gorgeous and both you and Morgan look amazing in them. Your food looks great too. Sounds like your 'low key' celebrating was very relaxing and enjoyable.
Best Wishes
Lindsay

Ginger said...

Oh...I just love low key celebrations! We did the same thing. Nothing too big just us and my inlaws. It was great!

Your pictures are awesome...you and your girls are just beautiful...love the dress. Glad your July 4th was a nice and relaxing one! :)

Jill said...

Looks like you had good fun and good food - makes for a happy 4th!

Nicolle said...

Those are great pictures!!!! I love them all. Your family is beautiful. I love your dresses too! Yes, the heat is AWFUL! We went to a baseball game last night and they ran out of cups, so no water. We were about to pass out. Your food looks delicious too!

Lorrie said...

Such sweet family pictures Daphine. I do love your Jamaica dress--it looks great on you. Great picture of Gooch with his treat! Hope your upcoming week is a good one.

Beth E. said...

We also had a low key day...well, some of us did! Bill did some mowing (he has about eight yards he mows), and then there was a fireworks show at our football stadium.

Your food looks yummy! Bill would be all over those ribs! LOL That's his favorite.

I thought your family photos were great....I liked the dresses from Jamaica. Very pretty.

Gooch was lookin' good, too! He has really grown.

Have a great week...
Love,
Beth

Darlene said...

Glad you had a great 4th. Your food looks DELICIOUS!!! YUM!! Love your sundresses...too CUTE!!!

Lee said...

You look cute in your sundresses! It's so funny how she wanted to put hers on after seeing you in yours.
Looks like a great Fourth!
It's always nice to have a low-key holiday, isn't it?

Liz said...

Daphine,

I am so glad that you guys had a great Holiday! You & Morgan look so good in your sundresses. That was so sweet of her to want to match you! And the food.... my goodness, that looks heavenly! I am with you on watermelon... I like mine sweet too! Gucci looks like was really enjoying that table food!

*HUGS*

mimi said...

I know I always tell you this...but you have such a beautiful family! And you are rockin' that new hairstyle!!

Sounds like a lovely 4th...the dresses are lovely too! Our children pick up so much from us, don't they...they are always watching.

Anonymous said...

I glad you'll had a great 4th of July. I love the pictures and the dresses.

Tonya

Katie said...

You look great so does your daughter. Love the food it makes me so hungry. Your are a cool mom I don't know what your talking about.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Sorry that the little friend got sick...oh well...it happens. Looks like you all had a great time...and fabulous food too.

Jennifer said...

Wow - for a low key menu...the food looks delish! So happy Gooch got in on the action. And - you DO look lovely!! (as always!)

Heather said...

looks like a fun time! cute dresses too.

Brandi said...

I love the dress! You always look so cute and your family is beautiful! You got some great pictures - even though the sun was beaming in the background.

Carrie said...

Low key is good sometimes I am still recovering from the weekend! That watermelon looks delish!

4 Lettre Words said...

Well, yum!! And, you guys are delicious, too!! :o)

Jill said...

Dang, girl, that food looks awesome!

Glad you had a happy 4th. Ours was rained out and we didn't do diddly-squat. I didn't see one single firework.

Tess Jones said...

Funny, the dog got to join in on the fun. We are the same way with my mom's dog, Gizmo. I love the pictures and the food looks yummy. It is some times good to have just a low key, family time. Hope your
4th was relaxing and fun.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, Daphine! This made me miss you. You look so pretty in your dress. Kaishon loves when I wear dresses to church. Our church is so casual that I don't usually wear them any more, but whenever I do, Kaish is very happy : ). He, however, does not go put a dress on to be like me : )Thank goodness, right? : ) I am glad you had some time off and could work in your gardens. I actually did think of you the other night when the weather man was saying how unbearably hot it was in Texas!

Laura said...

That food had me drooling!! yummy! I love the dresses! Beautiful!

Maff said...

What an absolutely gorgeous family you have :)

Hi!!! I'm a newbie on here Daphine, I found your blog via a comment you left on someone else's blog...it's beautiful! When I have time I'll come back to read more...we have a few things in common (3 of the same favourite books for starters - I should check out the Gene Edwards one too, I might like that if I like the others you like) Oh and the dreamer thing - I can totally relate :)