Scenes from 4th of July 2012

July 6, 2012

mussels and clams collage
I only have a few minutes here to check in and share a little glimpse of our 4th of July celebration.

Kids Collage
The kids had a fabulous time running around playing in the pool, with water balloons.....

Sarah Collage Red Stripes
and coming up with their own games:)

Regan Red White and Blue Collage
Reagan has been sick since last Saturday and the 4th was the first that she was starting to feel better. She had missed the first half of the party because she was sleeping, but when she woke up she could not wait to join in the fun.

cooking the seafood collage 3
Nick and the Clambake Collage
Around 6pm, the men decided it was time to get the clambake started and that the best place to cook the big pots would be in our driveway. Even though it was hotter than blazes, there was a slight breeze that was hindering the flames, so they moved the cars to help block the wind. That definitely helped things move along!

Eddie and Kevin Eating Lobster Collage 2
They did a fabulous job cooking our meal to perfection!!! Everyone enjoyed every last bite......

corn on the 4th Collage
even the little ones loved their first New England Style Clambake!!!

Special thanks to my Aunt Betty and Uncle Kevin who brought us the wonderful seafood all the way from New England!! It was definitely a 4th of July everyone will remember!!

I hope that you all had wonderful 4th as well!!
Betty, Kevin, and Eddie are still visiting and will be here with us through the weekend. Today we are getting ready to head out Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom!! It should be another day filled with fun and adventures!!

Happy Friday Everyone~

the long road


23 comments:

Tara said...

Family, Food, Fun! Looks like the PERFECT 4th of July! Wowza that food looks amazing... I've never heard of a clam bake that you can take anywhere.... I've gotta try that one day! Enjoy your weekend Lisa!

DiJo said...

OK - YUM!!!! What a fabulous day!!! Glad Reagan is on the mend!!!!!

Hugs,
Diana

Susan said...

Oh boy...looks like you guys had a GREAT time.

Enjoyed these amazing pictures♥

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

What a fantastic holiday!!!!!! Looks like you are in for some serious fun today- can't wait to hear all about that.

Sharon said...

Fun! Gene will be at Dorney on Wednesday!

Mimi said...

Oh Lisa, that food looks yummy, making me hungry looking at the pots!
Glad you had a good 4th July, hope you have another great day today.
It's so lovely to have the weather to eat (and cook!) outdoors, too much rain here this summer :(

3 Peanuts said...

It looks AMAZING> Seriously, my mouth is watering and your photos are delightful. You photograph food so well!!!

I hope Reagan is all better now. Buttered corn heals everything I think;)

I got a chuckle when I saw Dorney Park. As you know, I grew up in your area and we used to go there when I was young. Such memories!!! hope you have a BLAST! We are going to very small local chocolate factory today:)


Have a great weekend!!!
Kim

snekcip said...

That food looks OVER THE TOP delicious!! I have NEVER heard of clam bake! Love how you photos are so crisp! The RED, WHITE, BLUE shirts on the men is REALLY nice!!!

Have fun today at Dorney Park you guys!!!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Looks like a holiday! Happy Friday!

Wanda said...

What a great celebration. (You had me at the lobster....). Love these traditions. Such fun!

Have a great week-end!
xoxo

Tish said...

Looks like an absolutely fabulous fourth of july celebration!!! so happy to hear Raegan is feeling better! Enjoy Dorney!! it's one of our favorite parks! when the girls were smaller, there were a few years we went every summer!

Teri said...

Looks like a great day and so YUMMMY!!!!

Sophi Belle said...

WOW, amazing captures! :) I love the photos where Sarah is playing.

M,R,J1,J2 said...

It's Miller time! Clam bake and beer. Love it!
Hugs,
Michaela

Sarah Halstead said...

Love these!!! Soooo fun!! Looks like a great time.

Seeing Each Day said...

Looks like celebrations were enjoyed by all - they'll certainly enjoy looking back on the day with these lovely pictures. I'm glad your little one is feeling better.

Gail said...

Your photos say it all so well Lisa!! Delicious food and wonderful family and friends to share it on the 4th!! Now I'm thinking about lobster...yum.

Happy that Reagan is healthy and could enjoy the party.

hugs,
Gail

Sharon Ankerich said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful day~ happy 4th!!! Hope Reagan is feeling better!!! XOXO

The Sanders Family said...

Love your photos of the fourth, Lisa! The way you capture the details is perfection. Glad you had a lovely holiday!

Tiffany said...

Looks like a great day...enjoy the rest of the week with your guests!

Tiffany

Mindi @ Simply Stavish said...

Hooray for a New England style clam bake! I am from Maine so I can appreciate this!! We had lobster for the fourth too and it was soooo good!Great captures of a fun filled holiday. 4th of July is becoming my favorite holiday...summertime, no gifts necessary, a day off and lots of time with the family.

Dita said...

Looks like another STELLAR Fourth of July celebrations for you...and this time you spent it at home but brought the "beach" to you....Clam Bake...BOOHYAH...Love it!

Happy 4th, my friend!

xoxo
Dita

Shasta said...

My stars that made me SO hungry! Looks like you guys all had a great time. Is that your dog? If you need to fly his furry hiney out to me, I need a dog something fierce...just sayin' :o)