Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fourth of July

So it has been a while since I have updated my blog. Summer has gotten...well, busy? Is that an excuse during the summer? I mean, my life has been busy, just not with the stuff that I would be busy with during my normal life. Does that make sense? Anyway, my best friend flew down to visit from the ever-so-far-away state of Washington. She was here to help me celebrate one of my favorite holiday's... The Fourth of July! Yay! God bless America! Freeedom! Woo Hoo! ( I just love the Fourth). I feel blessed to live in a free country... and I absolutely love all the fun decorations, and food you can make on the Fourth! Meg and I had a ball decorating. 

A patriotic breakfast was also a must on the agenda. 

American flag french toast casserole. You can find the recipe here.

For the third year in a row, we held a bike parade. That is where you get your friends and family together, decorate your bikes patriotically, and ride around your town. (optional: ride to people's houses you know and give them cupcakes)
This year was the most people we have had; 6. Actually we had 9 members, if you count the dogs. It was still a blast.

     Red, white, and blue! We had to let Kipper join the festivities.                                              

  All the dogs wanted to come. However, we had to stop for a water break in the 106'F weather. 

The day ended with a party at our house, one last time. We bared the heat to play wiffle ball, then cooled off with water balloons. Then came my favorite part; dessert. Well, one of my favorites. I made cherry berry star shortcakes, and my neighbor Rachel has pretty much mastered the art of ice cream. So she made strawberry(red), peach vanilla(white), and boysenberry(blue) ice creams. Delish! The recipe for star shortcakes can be found here. With fire works at the country club, the night couldn't have ended better! 


  1. Well, what do you know! It is Kate's favorite holiday too! She can't wait until Jakob is old enough to take in the parade and fireworks. I think you had a fourth in Sheboygan once, didn't you? Is that where you got the idea for the bike parade?

    1. Yes! I think we said about 10 times this year, "I wish we were in Sheboygan." We loved the parade and all the festivities. I saw the bike parade in a magazine. :)