Thursday, July 11, 2013

4th of July Mississippi Style

We love to celebrate and 4th of July gives us another great reason for family and friends to meet and do just that.  Every year we host a party where we cook up the meat and the rest is what we call in the south potluck, everyone brings a dish.  The menu this year was hot dogs, sausage and hamburgers.  My husband is the CCC (Chief Chef in Charge).

We met our cousin's new baby.  She is precious and beautiful.  I can't help but think this time next year she will be running around with the other kids.  Oh how they grow so fast.

The day was rainy which changed our plans of swimming.  It didn't seem to bother the kids.  They played together and had fun.  

As for the adults, we did what we do best...EAT and meet.  You can see from the next picture my mom and her sisters preparing the desert!  My MIL made a chocolate cake that was a big hit.

After the feast, and some much needed rest.....

Some of us packed up and headed out to the big city for the firework show.

We left the house a little late and were concerned we wouldn't get a good parking spot.  To our surprise we drove right in and found one.  We set up our chairs outside and then began to notice why it was empty.  See the smoke in the picture.....  

The person parked beside us had their huge homemade barbecue grill at the firework show and were tailgating.  It smelled like they were smoking pork and pine mixed with leaves and the entire parking lot was filled with smoke.  By the time we realized the thickness of the smoke, it was too late.  So we held our breath between fireworks and enjoyed the show!!  The fireworks lasted for at least 10 minutes.  They were awesome.  At the end of the day, we had fun.  It was a great 4th of July, 2013.