Monday, July 8, 2013

A Great Weekend

Mr. and I had a great weekend!
He actually went to 1515 with me.
Yard work done before we left
the best part it was cool and we had the air off!?

love my yellow dahlia
took a bouquet to 1515
after every thing else it done it is nice to have something blooming

my clematis is finally blooming
I was afraid that it had died after the heat last year

we love hanging out on our front porch

our neighbors had a great display on the 4th we watched from our deck

The twins always have a great 4th party but this year it was called
" 4 plus 2"
July 6th
So family was in town at 1515
we had 9 of us there so we had blow up beds in the living room and dining room!

Jen made her famous mac and cheese

Grandmother and Grandaughter worked on desert
oh no a little problem with the chocolate!
but having fun!
on to the party
serious discussion about the fireworks
the twins bid on and won at a fundraiser a 
Mr and cousin Sheryl look festive!

Went to our friends across the street for the fireworks
The fire Marshall marked on where we could sit and the
fire truck was there!
I did not get good pictures but I am telling you everyone kept saying
"I felt like I was in the middle of the firework!"
It was like being downtown St Louis but it was right in our own backyard
and experience I will never forget!
they set them off on the dam by the lake
about 50 of us
special time for Grandma and Grandson
yep we were happy!
thank you to my friend and auction buddy for letting us use her beautiful backyard!

I told the twins that knowing them is a life changing experience for so many people.
The bring out of the ordinary experiences to us that we would not normally experience
like the horse drawn sleigh ride in the snow this past January
and professional fireworks in the backyard.
So blessed am I.


Susie said...

Ann, You are blessed. You have a big loving family and wonderful friends. Loved your pictures. The porch is a beautiful place to relax. xoxo,Susie

ann said...

1515 always provides great times and I love reading about them. I have so little family left that I enjoy reading about families who really enjoy gathering and the 4th is the best time to do so.

Sue McPeak said...

What a beautiful and festive post. So wonderful that you have a Homestead place for your family to gather. Very special indeed! Loved ALL of your photos...beautiful!

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Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Ann! Oh, looks like you and your family had a ball! Love the grandma and grand daughter in the chocolate! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) said...

Looks like a fun time!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

ImSoVintage said...

It looks like you all had such a fun time, Ann. How wonderful that you all were together. xo Laura

Tete said...

Love your flowers and so happy you had a good fourth. Those twins are everywhere doing everything, aren't they. Glad they got the fireworks and that you had so many in to share them with.
You need to explain about that chocolate and give the recipe for the dessert.

Olive said...

The dahlias are gorgeous. I planted my first dahlia the other day. Your porch is so pretty.

Pat Cantwell said...

What a lovely front porch you have, dear friend!!! Would love to see a close~up of the screen door!!!
Fourth of July 2013 will long be remembered by many in your family, indeed!!! Thanks for taking us along!

Jill said...

Looks like just about a perfect weekend!!

Your flowers are beautiful!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a wonderful gathering you had! Your flowers are amazing and I just love your sweet porch. :) Pam

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Ann, Oh what FUN! I love seeing pics of friends and family together...a wonderful time! Your home is so lovely...the porch grabs my heart and I love that flowers sign!! So happy everything is blooming pretty! Blessings~~~~Roxie

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Katie Clooney said...

What a beautiful, fun family you have!!!