I was so excited for everyone to come. Love putting up decorations!
Dan had found this rotisserie online, as well as the nacho thing and the little continent holder. ( and you think "I" get into it. lol) We did hotdogs, brats, egg rolls and chimichangas in the rotisserie. No time in the kitchen there, because I bought it all. I also bought the big gallon can of cheese dip and of Hormel Chili. ( for your dogs or your nachos). Also a gallon jar of dill pickles.
Believe it or not it was actually a bit chilly late that night so we had our patio heater out ( as well as Jarad and Kates) and I also put out that orange bin of throws.
Trust me ... it wasn't just me that got into planning this. Dan was also! I think he was excited to show off the deck he worked so hard on.
I also found these next two lighted signs at Hobby Lobby. The first time I saw them they were $40 and I passed................but................. I went a week ago and they were in the 90% off isle!!! $4 each!!!
Okay... they are mine! I love a deal like that!
I have to admit, I love getting out all the decorations. I'd MUCH rather decorate than COOK! lol
I needed a simple Red White and Blue decor for the front door. I found this unfinished "C" at Micheal's and just painted and dressed it up a little.
Wes broke out my selfie stick. lol
We sure missed Julie, but so glad these girls were there.
As I'm writing this and posting photos that I'm in , I certainly wish I could find the article I read yesterday. It was so good. If I end up finding it, I'll post the link. It was all about why we should take photos of ourselves. And not always be "IN" the picture. I never want to post photos of myself. I love taking photos of others, but hate having my picture taken. I try tell myself, this is just who I am, like it or not, it's what I look like now. If I wait until I loose weight or wait until I looked just the way I want before I let anyone take my photo, I'm sure I may never have another photo taken. lol So ....... for all of us who feel that way, .... lets try to just be us. Let yourself be documented in your life time also. And help me to remember this in the future. lol
My brother Ray and my sis Jan.
No night is complete with out a fire and roasted marshmallows right?
I had ordered homemade cinnamon rolls from "The Corner Cafe" here in North Bend, for those who spent the night to have for breakfast. They were delirious as always!
We sat out on the deck in the morning and had coffee and chatted. It was so nice to get to spend time just visiting.
But lining things up was half the fun.
Thanks for letting me share. I hope you all had a fun and safe July 4th weekend also!