Fourth of July

>> Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy fourth of July to everyone in the U.S.A.

My family escaped to our property up in the mountains for the weekend.  Someday I hope to say we escaped to our 'cabin' up in the mountains but until that day comes it is just a piece of land an hour out of town with a lake close by.

Some friends came up to join us in a few nights of camping.  We did small hikes through the forest and around the lake, played games, ate, laughed, roasted marshmallows, told stories and just enjoyed getting away.

Each time we arrive and set up the kids look to make sure our face in the tree hasn't disappeared.

Now it's always fun for the kids if they get to 'help' make goodies to bring along.  I use the word help loosely because anyone who has done anything with a three year old and a five year old knows that they are anything but helpful :)  But in order to put on the good mommy hat I included them.  First sprinkles,

Then chocolate and pretzels....

a little dipping and voila.  Treats for all to share up in the woods.

 I do realize that red, white, and blue sprinkles would have been more appropriate but all I had were rainbow ones, what's a girl to do?  Now I am off to make snacks for a baseball game tonight and some fireworks to follow.   


Thea July 4, 2010 at 8:29 PM  

sounds pretty perfect!

stitching under oaks July 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Whoa! that is some kind of gorgeous view! Wow...I'm sure you had a great time just being in a place so beautiful!

Kristyn Knits July 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

Happy July 4th! The hope of what's to day you'll so appreciate your cabin. LOVE your new header..all these new headers...have to update mine!

Kar July 6, 2010 at 6:21 AM  

How wonderful to have your own bit of paradise to go camping! That would be great not to have to worry if there will be a campsite to use where you want to go.

ColorSlut July 6, 2010 at 6:40 AM  

Looks like a wonderful fourth! The prezels are such a great idea.

Anonymous July 6, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

Looks lovely!

Kathy July 6, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

Ah, yes. It can be so much harder when you let them help. It is fun, though. You ARE a good Mom!

Anonymous July 7, 2010 at 8:30 AM  

What a beautiful place to be! Sounds like a wonderful holiday!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: July 7, 2010 at 2:23 PM  

What a beautiful spot to camp and enjoy nature! When you have a cabin someday it will simply mean more housework - so be happy while you are still camping - LOL

Love the cute pretzels....

Jessica July 9, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

What a delightful time!

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