I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! We certainly did. Although it was weird for for me having the holiday in the middle of the week. I’m not complaining, I just wish we automatically got Thursday and Friday off too!
To celebrate, we hosted a cookout for our friends. It was our first warm-weather gathering and it was definitely a change to have the use of the outdoor space.
Everyone contributed a little (or a lot of) something. We had so many types of burgers, sausages, marinated chicken and skewers. Oh man, did we have skewers. And this picture doesn’t even show the veggies.
Scott manned the grill and did a fantastic job juggling everything. It was nice having someone to share in the cooking duties…not to say I didn’t contribute my fair share of the goods. Such as peach and blackberry pie.
And panzanella, margarita punch and bacon-wrapped, cream cheese-stuffed jalapeños. Mmmm.
Oh, and we definitely weren’t lacking for flags.
And most importantly, we had plenty of good friends! Red, white and blue, American flag framed sunglasses and seersucker ruled the day.
As always, Prince got in on the fun.
It was so great to have so many people join us. We relaxed, enjoyed some adult beverages and forgot that we are grown ups working in New York City for a little while.
I’m slightly ashamed to admit that we stayed in and didn’t walk to the West Side to see the fireworks. It was just so blazing hot out! Everyone was happy to enjoy the air conditioning rather than walking miles out of our way.
Here’s to our first Fourth of July as a married couple! It was a good one.