Friday, July 4, 2008

Red, White, & Blue- Strawberry, Cream Cheese, & Blueberry

We had a fabulous July 4th! On Thursday night, Alison and I baked and decorated a cake for their community's annual 4th of July picnic. I would post the recipe, but we used a mix and store-bought icing. It's a strawberry cake mix and 2 containers of cream cheese icing (Duncan Hines).

Then we decorated with fresh strawberries and blueberries! As most of you know, I really like making things from scratch, but this was pretty darn good. And as always, the fun part was the decorating.

Unfortunately, Alison had to work on Friday, so she wasn't able to attend the picnic, but we saved her a piece!

Isn't Alison's new haircut cute?!?!

Jeremy and I went to Ms. Thelma's house for the picnic. Don't you love potlucks?!?! There was so much food. We had barbecue (that means pulled pork in TN), fresh tomatoes, chicken dorito, green beans, corn on the cob, all kinds of little salads, vegetable trays, spinach dip. And then, the desserts!!! They had pecan pie, blondies, strawberry cake, sugar cookies, other cookies. It was a feast!
That night, we went to see Lexington's fireworks. Alison and Cody invited us out to watch the display from Cody's boat. We had front row seats! It was a very impressive display. My pictures didn't turn out too well, but trust me, they were good. The fireworks lasted for over 30 minutes!

Alison, Cody, and their friend, Ricky.

Jeremy and I on the boat.

Fireworks reflecting off the lake.

We had such a great time, but we're so tired! We went to another picnic on Saturday night. They had more delicious food, including homemade ice cream! It was amazing!

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