4th of July weekend

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!

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This is my friend’s dog, Texas and he is precious. And huge.

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And that is Frank. She is also precious and looks like a stuffed animal.

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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. 

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But I got my big zucchini that I hoped for, so I was happy!

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I also picked up some fresh cut flowers for my mom to put out on the 4th.

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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? 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂 )

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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!

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My dad smoked pork roast and a whole turkey. Good Lord were they good

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My sister blew a balloon up until it popped -_-

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Tony and I enjoying the warm day 🙂 Do you like my sweet cat shirt?

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Lexie (my sister) also did a terrifying face swap of Tony, my nephew, and I. Ish.

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We had a blast throwing these poppers! I loved them as a kid and still do.

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I creepily took this picture of Tony as he rode his bike home after lunch. He’s just so cute 🙂

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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!

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I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July!

XO,

Anna

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