Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4th Celebrations

The 4th of July is always hot in Oklahoma. You can count on it.  It's a given.  The high humidity doesn't help any either.  If you are like me and can't take the heat, you stay indoors unless it's in the early morning or late evening.

This fourth our youngest son and his wife had us out to their new home on two acres for a get-together with family to celebrate.  I baked my FIRST homemade peach pie and a big bowl of banana pudding, upon request, for an all American eat fest. Grilled pork chops, hot links, hot dogs, grilled squash, potato salad, and chips and dip were on the menu.

With family and friends comfortably sitting outdoors, we watched the kids enjoy sparklers and other fireworks. We also enjoyed all the neighbor's firework displays as well. I especially enjoyed watching the Chinese Lanterns floating above us in the night sky. I had never seen those before. They look like minature air balloons. 

As much as I enjoy family get-togethers and all the celebrations, I always sigh with relief when the the fourth of July is over.  It means we are half way through this hot weather and I can see cooler temps in the horizen.  It also means one more month until we head out for our vacation destination where the highest temperatures reach into the mid 80's and the scent of pine trees fills the air.

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday,


Miz Liz said...

Awesome!! We had a heat filled day also here in Central Florida...glad it's over and I"m looking for cooler temps...much cooler

Oklahoma Granny said...

Your pie looks and sounds amazing! So does the rest of your 4th of July menu.

Ninny said...

That pie looks gorgeous! I bet it was delicious. I love the fourth of July...love the heat. Don't want summer to end! But looking forward to our trip!

Mel said...

Th pie looks absolutely delicious. Your celebration sounds like a lot of fun.