July 5, 2017

The Third Of July 2017

Yep. Around here, we celebrate  on the third of July. Our little town always has the fireworks that day, and so we have our little party and watch them right from our driveway. Here are some pictures of our festive, fun celebration.

The girls and I set the table...

Then Madison and Peyton, Marian, and I got to work in the kitchen.
Well, I was mostly clean up...they did all the hard work!
Peyton made Oreo Balls and Fruit Dip, Madison made Fruit Tarts, and Marian helped with the Fudge!

When we were finished, we got ready for our guests.
I set out Flynn's outfit...

And she loved this precious skirt I found on Etsy!

Love these two beautiful ladies!
Blueberry Mary and my mom are the best of friends!

And speaking of best friends...
Marian and Heather are two of the best friends any gal could ask for. : )

After a delicious meal of hot dogs, sloppy joes, pasta salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, taco dip, and bacon dip with crackers, we all headed outside.

While we waited for the fireworks to start, we had fun with sparklers!

And this little lady loved it!

We ended the night with Peyton's amazing Strawberry Shortcake Bars.
They were delicious!

On The Fourth of July, we rested!
We watched the Hot Dog Eating Contest and then our traditional Fourth of July afternoon movie...Jaws!
We enjoyed a dinner of leftovers, as well as Steve's creamed lettuce over fried potatoes, before Marian headed home.

And then, while we watched the beautiful fireworks from New York City on television,
we had Peyton's Strawberry Pie.

And it was good.

I hope you enjoyed your celebration with your people, my friends.
Thanks for visiting!


  1. What fun you had and the food looked so good. I love your red, white and blue everything!!!

  2. Oreo balls! What an awesome idea. You make it look like such fun it almost makes me want to host! (Our town's big fireworks is always on the third too!!)

  3. That looks like a wonderful celebration to me, Billie Jo. Doing it on the 3rd means you get to experience it a 2nd day on a different level! What fun. The food looks good and I have never heard of creamed lettuce over fried potatoes! I think you need to post about that recipe! xo Diana

  4. Sounds like the perfect celebration!

  5. What a fun way to celebrate! I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at all of that delicious food!! Lol Blessings on the rest of your week my dear Billie Jo! xoxo

  6. I love your 4th! Food, Family, Friends, Fun!!!

  7. Glad you had a great time! I looks like lots of fun!

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration. All the food looked delicious.

  9. You are so lucky that you can see the fireworks right from your driveway! A perfect view with no crowds! And that food! YUM! Next year I'm coming to your party! ♥ Happy week, my friend!

  10. What a wonderful celebration! Our city's was also on the 3rd, and our neighborhood was loud from July 1 on! :) Your food looks so yummy!!

  11. Your food looks so yummy and so beautiful! I love to see the awesome ways you and your family celebrate. Hugs. Juli

  12. Billie Jo, that is such an adorable skirt for Flynn! You find the best Etsy shops! AND your food looks delicious as always. Thank you for sharing your 4th with us. xo

  13. Sounds like a wonderful time!
    Be blessed!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  14. Love! such great memories-I love the 4th-we spent ours in California with family.


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Billie Jo