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A Little 4th of July Fun

Saturday, July 4th, 2009


We had a great dinner with M and M and their mom and dad. Above, you see the meal prepared by them for Mia’s American Girl doll, Kirsten. They gathered bits of things from my garden and from the pantry and found that one of my sherry glasses was the perfect size for her.


They also set up their places on the deck. Oh look there is Kirsten with Mia, waiting to be served.

We had grilled pork and turkey tenderloins, roasted potatoes and carrots, Asian slaw and grilled sweet corn. Steph shakes the corn in a plastic bag with olive oil, lime juice and chili powder before grilling. It is so good. For dessert, she made blueberry cobbler with blueberries they picked yesterday on Sauvie Island. Mmm, good.


There was lots of running around the yard and playing ball with scooter. He is totally worn out — one pooped puppy.


We don’t try to find fireworks. Too much trouble and too many people. We can here some of our neighbors setting them off. Scooter doesn’t like them so I am glad we are here to comfort him.

I did some work on the Aspen Landscape this afternoon. I didn’t want to quit, but I had to get ready for our special guests.

Hope you have had a good day, too.