Clearly I’m a bit behind on my posts here. Jeez Louise. But better late than never right?
On July 1st I went to my friend Andrea’s and she made us Indian tacos! Her grandma’s recipe. They were delicious!
This is my friend’s dog, Texas and he is precious. And huge.
And that is Frank. She is also precious and looks like a stuffed animal.
Saturday, July 2nd, I headed to my hometown for the long weekend. I left early in the morning so I could go to the farmer’s market downtown. It’s one of my favorite things and something I deeply miss about my hometown. I stopped at my parents house to drop off some fresh bread I had bought that morning from their favorite bakery in my town. My cousin Bobbie was also in town so I wanted to be able to catch up with her a bit.
Later that morning, Tony and I headed downtown to the market. It’s still pretty early in the summer, so the veggies weren’t too plentiful quite yet.
But I got my big zucchini that I hoped for, so I was happy!
I also picked up some fresh cut flowers for my mom to put out on the 4th.
At noon, Tony and I met up with my friend Hannah, her husband, and his friend at a restaurant called Wild Hog. Tony and I love it there. We weren’t impressed with the service at all this time, but the food was up to par as usual. I normally get their pterodactyl wings (which are GIANT) but went with something different this time. I think they were pork ribs?
After lunch, Tony and I went shopping. I had a Kohls birthday gift card to spend ($10 from Kohls for my birthday month!) and I spent it on candy. But it’s my faaaavorite candy, so I regret nothing!
We also went on a bike ride and then to some thrift stores looking for golf balls for a project Tony is going to make. And I came across these scary little treasures. I used to loooove me some N’sync.
Saturday night, we went to church and then just relaxed the rest of the night. Sunday morning, Tony made me breakfast and we binge-watched Dexter.
Later that afternoon I went to my parents’ house to make the dessert for the 4th. It needed to be made a day in advance.
We made a frozen pizza that night because we’re healthy like that. (Actually because my mom told us to grab a pizza from their freezer so we didn’t have to go out to eat and spend money 🙂 )
We went to my parents’ house for the 4th. We spent the late morning helping cut down and load up a giant tree branch that had snapped and fallen in my parents’ backyard.
I made a spinach artichoke pasta salad that I found online for lunch, and it was delicious!
My dad smoked pork roast and a whole turkey. Good Lord were they good
My sister blew a balloon up until it popped -_-
Tony and I enjoying the warm day 🙂 Do you like my sweet cat shirt?
Lexie (my sister) also did a terrifying face swap of Tony, my nephew, and I. Ish.
We had a blast throwing these poppers! I loved them as a kid and still do.
I creepily took this picture of Tony as he rode his bike home after lunch. He’s just so cute 🙂
After the festivities, I had to head back home since I worked Tuesday. I came home to some peppers finally booming in my little balcony garden!
I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July!