Monday, July 9, 2012

Let Freedom Ring!

July has finally approached the calendar of 2012. I like to consider it my birthday week. We enjoyed the week/end with some family, friends, redecorating projects, and America's Independence.

I decided to host the 4th of July at our house a little last minute since my parents were staying with us b/c the air conditioner went out perfect timing AC in the middle of selling their home and the heat of summer.
We needed some 4th of July spirit in our home. I needed simple and fast. Thinking to my sweet, sweet friend and cutest little party planner ever... Amanda L. I used Crepe paper Ruffles for streamers inside and out, Pennant flags for a couple of banners around the house, and mason jars as vases for flowers.

My title coasters made at Amanda's craft party fit perfectly!

Along with family and great summer time food we had 
Angel Food birthday cake for dessert.  Just for your sake I will spare you a picture of myself blowing out the candle.
Mom makes all the birthday cakes, THANKS!

 On my real birthday I received the best gift in the mail. My puppy's paw print from the vet's office arrived, keep in mind it was the only card, gift in the mail that day...just perfect.

This past weekend we headed to Rockport. It has been awhile that the family has gone to the beach together. We were three short of a complete family vacation, but we still had fun.
we are ready for the beach!
the kids and Chris about to take on the bay.
family snowball boat stop!
long day + boat ride = zzzz's
The boat's captain with snowball in hand
 Since the guys didn't catch any keepers in the early morning, Chris and I headed out for some fishing on the kayak before dinner. What a great way to end the trip by catching a Black Drum!