Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Trip

We traveled for our 4th of July celebration, and as usual we had a wonderful time. Lots of family, food, fireworks and fun!! Below, is Mom sitting at the kitchen table having a little breakfast in front of just part of the stars and stripes that decorate my sister's home. It is the perfect setting to make you feel patriotic!

In the dining room she has more stars and stripes, including the plates she has collected in her china cabinet.

In the living room more stars and stripes, including a fun flag fireplace screen, stacking boxes, stars, houses and an Americana print....heck, her table lamps are even a star motif with dark red shades!!

Because she works so hard planning and organizing all of the fun for the family, I added to her collection and purchased a Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam set designed by Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe. They fit perfectly with her decor! Thanks Johanna!!!

It rained the afternoon we were to set off the fireworks, but we were fortunate and the rain stopped so that the fireworks extravaganza went off without a hitch! It was a wonderful way to celebrate and remember what our country's founders dreamed about for all of us, and the hope that we continue to not lose our way.

I love my family and my country!
Laurie

12 comments:

William Bezek said...

Wow! She really goes all out on decorating for the holiday, I'd like to see her place around Halloween.

yoborobo said...

Wow - I can see holidays run in your family, Laurie! :)) I love the gift you gave her. I'm glad you had a great 4th! xo Pam

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh William, you don't know the half of it...Christmas is an explosion in her house too!!!

Pam, she is just so fun and she works so hard to make it special for everyone that comes and joins in the celebration. I saw these and immediately said,"My sister NEEDS those!" Lucky for me Johanna wasn't sold out and more importantly she really liked them when she got them!!!

It's a long drive, but so worth it!!!
Laurie

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

Looks like a grand time with your family Laurie! So glad you were able to enjoy some special time together.
~ Iva

Liz Revit said...

Wow! I love the patriotic decor. It's fabulous. You're mom is so cute too!

Pattee said...

What a wonderful post full of all things beautiful and patriotic ~: )

I agree your mom is a cutie~
Hugs~Pattee

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thanks Iva, we had a great time!

Liz, We think Mom's cute too, but she would kick me in the behind if she knew I posted that picture. There are advantages to her not having computer access!!

Pattee, it was a fun packed weekend...and no one went away hungry!

Thanks all!
Laurie

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thanks Iva, we had a great time!

Liz, We think Mom's cute too, but she would kick me in the behind if she knew I posted that picture. There are advantages to her not having computer access!!

Pattee, it was a fun packed weekend...and no one went away hungry!

Thanks all!
Laurie

Designs By CK said...

Popping in 4 a belated howdy and glad you had FUN on the 4th!

SpOOky CK (-:

pjhornberger.com said...

What a pretty home. So glad you showed it on your spot. In that setting, it had to be a good time! :)PJ

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh my goodness!!! Your sis is a gal after my own heart!! I love it all! Everything is beautiful including your mama.
~Karin

Johanna Parker said...

Oh this is FUN Laurie!..... my patriotic pair look right at home in her lovely home!.... Wow! Thanks for sharing!

~ Johanna