As you may have noticed, things were kind of quiet around here much of last week. Sorry about that. It was completely unintentional. With the holiday and other life events, I found myself spending some time away from the computer. Have no fear! I’m back and working hard. Here’s what’s been keeping me busy lately.
Celebrate – Each year my dad has a big Fourth of July bash on the Saturday closest to the holiday. We again spent time in the pool, had marshmallow fights, and ate a ridiculous amount of food. I made my classic Sun-Dried Tomato Dip. Best dip ever!
Bake – I also whipped up a batch of these heavenly White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies. They used to be a Christmas-time favorite, but now we eat them year round. My family even refers to them as “crack” cookies. That’s how much we like them!
Play – There was lots of fun by the pool, including a little floating beer pong, though, we just used water – no beer. I also attempted to do cartwheels off the diving board. I didn’t do too badly!
Work – My BFF, Krista, finally moved back to town and was getting settled into her new home this past week. She and her husband bought an adorable house packed with personality and potential. I love it! On one of the first days of work, we tackled some overgrown bushes in the front of the house.
Explore – We also took some time to explore some new-to-us restaurants in nearby towns. We even found a place where stuffed deer heads watched us drink beer out of mason jars. Ha ha! To be honest, though, it was kind of perfect. I can’t tell you how happy and excited I am that she’s here.
Party – We also celebrated my nephew’s birthday on Monday. He is obsessed with Batman. My mom made the cutest cake with coordinating cupcakes. It was a blast. The party was at a community pool close to their house. The pool has a splash park, and as you can see, everyone had a pretty amazing time.
Even though it was busy, it was a weekend of many magical moments. How was your holiday? How did you spend the long weekend?