Let's get the business out of the way first. To celebrate Independence Day with family, Christy B Photography will be closed July 2nd - July 5th.

Now for the fun. It's summer. I LOVE summer! Pools, ice cream, painted toe nails, sunshine, the lake, flowers, BBQs, vegetable gardens, convertibles (or so I wish). Give me summer 365 days of the year anytime. To me, the 4th of July = the perfect summer day.

The kids and I spent the evening putting out a few decorations to celebrate the upcoming holiday. It's been several years since I've taken the time to get out decorations for the 4th.  My daughter kept saying, "That looks really nice, Mom."  (melt my heart)  With the decorations done, I'm looking forward to lots of cooking.  I have grand plans for fresh spinach salad, root beer bacon baked beans, homemade Three Musketeer Bars, homemade salted caramel ice cream and that's just the start.  I can't wait!  Of course, my kids can't wait for the fireworks.  It's going to be a wonderful weekend.  I hope all of you have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

Now for a tour around our yard all decked out for Indpendence Day.