I can’t believe this time last year we were getting on a plane and flying to London. M was still nursing. I was still carrying her around in a sling. She didn’t even have crazy, curly hair yet. Here are my entries from England. I’m going to spend some time today and read through them. Happy Anniversary Tanuj and Claire a day early!

Today is going to be a mix of busy and relaxing. We are having some friends over for the 4th. I’ve got to straighten up a little and clean the loose threads and cracker crumbs off the floor. I’m making two of my favorite salads for lunch: my potato salad without bacon (for the vegetarians) and broccoli slaw with ramen noodles. That recipe is originally from Amy, but I’ve messed around with it every time I’ve made it. Maybe it will make it on to the blog someday.

It still amazes me how crazy the 4th of July is around here. We don’t even go to see fireworks anymore because they are right here in our front yard. Literally! Well, we don’t light them, but our neighbors do. And, all over the horizon there is a continuous display for hours. I will try and remember to snap some video tonight. We tried to take pictures before, but it really doesn’t capture how amazing it is.

In other news, I wanted to post a tree update. We had some crazy winds here on Wednesday and it’s snapped a little more. How long do you think it will last?



2 Responses to happy 4th of july

  1. mom and dad says:

    And Happy 4th of July to all of you! Enjoy your party (yummy) and the fireworks.
    We had fun watching Bella on the England video once again. One thing that has not changed…Bella is still dancing!!

    The winds have taken their toll on the evergreen. It might actually give more room for the other trees to thrive. Mother Nature! Always changing.

    Enjoy the day.

  2. Sarah M says:

    Thanks! It was actually my cousin who was a freelance photojournalist (journal star/now editor of Crete News). It was great because he did everything we wanted (and almost ALL turned out awesome) for a very cheap flat rate of $500–he just put everything on a cd and said, “here! edit them how you like!” which was awesome!