Weekending – The One With The 4th

Look at me, with a weekend post on a Monday. Mainly because Chris and I have off today, so it is more like an extended weekend day. How was your 4th? We kept ours pretty low key. I worked on Friday, but Chris worked from home that day and my sister came over as well. Tracy played with Zoe for awhile as I worked, and Chris had his meeting. Then we all went out to lunch at Half Shell Oyster House. It was so delicious, as always! We shared crab dip and fried green tomatoes. I got a poke bowl as my entrée.

We went to Best Buy after, they had a really good sale on their Switch games and we picked up quite a few. That evening, Zoe and I headed up to FatStuff to pick up cheesesteaks for dinner. While we waiting on them to be made, she enjoyed a strawberry swirl ice cream and I had Dole Whip! SO GOOD. I highly recommend traveling up to Springville to check that place out. Even if just for the Dole Whip.

We headed to Ferus for lunch on Saturday. Chris and I shared some appetizers, they had a great poutine! I ordered the best blackberry sour beer I have ever had, and Zoe enjoyed her chicken tenders. After, we headed over to Chris’s parents house to spend the rest of the afternoon/evening with them. His dad smoked ribs for dinner. They are always the best!

For the 4th, we went to Publix and grabbed all the essentials…hot dogs, pasta salad, baked beans, mac n cheese, chips and dip. We hung out at home, crafting, eating, and Zoe played outside in the sprinklers.

I am not sure what all we have in store for today. I would like to get some cleaning done, and we have some burgers to grill. The weather was so nice Saturday and Sunday, in the low 80s. I think it is supposed to heat up again today. I am just glad to have a three day weekend!

It was nice scrolling through Instagram yesterday and seeing all the patriotic posts, families gathered in their red, white and blue. I am today and every day thankful for the rights and freedoms that we have, and I never take them for granted. Despite the issues we have, there is still no greater country to be in than America.

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  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 5, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I love Zoe’s 4th of July photos. So cute! And that firework paint craft is such a fun idea!! I love it.


  • Reply Kimberly July 5, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I really like that firework craft. I have to pin it or something to remind myself to do it with Nephew B next year.

  • Reply laura July 6, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Love that craft idea – so cute! At some point, I’m going to need to come to Springville and get that Dole Whip and a cheesesteak – holy moly do they look good. Z looks so cute in all her red white and blue! Glad you guys had such a good weekend – and you got a day off yesterday!!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent July 6, 2021 at 11:27 am

    What a fun craft!!!
    I almost tried a Dole Whip at the zoo yesterday but it was so hot, I figured it would be Dole Sludge in a matter of minutes

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