I love to decorate for the Fourth of July.
We are a very patriotic family and celebrating the Fourth is always time spent with family and friends, usually with the same enthusiasm.
I fell very ill last week and have been slowly recovering. My children, especially my Butterfly, have been nursing me back to health and taking very good care of me. I am one, very blessed lady.
My husband gets good points, too. He came home in the middle of the day/week to brighten up the "convalescent" room with a lovely bouquet of flowers.
My decorating began, before I fell ill...and I am glad that I was able to get the Easter decorations down and the Fourth of July decor up before I became too sick to do anything.
|Some things old, some things new, some old things in new places.|
Besides, I wanted to get things in place before the World Cup USA vs Portugal game. We should have won that one. Oh well. I had both patroness set out, no surprise it ended in a tie.
|Patroness of the Americas: Our Lady of Guadalupe|
Patroness of Portugal: Our Lady of Fatima
(Although I believe that both countries invoke The Blessed Virgin Mary - Immaculate Conception as their principle patroness).
We had some trimmings for the dogs & sausages and a few appetizers and snacks...and chili. I love chili. And I love it, even better, when someone else makes it.
Our friends baked and brought some fabulous homemade desserts...as well as a delicious store bought for two birthdays that we celebrated. Happy 9th & 14th dear friends!
We can't forget the Red Velvet cake...
Just some things that have been happening around the home...
HAVE A BLESSED FOURTH OF JULY FOR THOSE THAT CELEBRATE
A BLESSED SUMMER TO ALL!!!
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