Baby you’re a firework

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It’s hard to believe it’s already July! Time just flies by faster and faster the older you get. I’m lucky that my office was closed both Monday and Tuesday for July 4th. On Monday we had some family over in the evening and roasted hot dogs and made smores. We also made vanilla ice cream, which I haven’t made in years. I have a lot of memories of making it at my granny’s house and cranking the ice cream maker. Thankfully we have one that doesn’t require cranking now!

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My marshmallow was so ridiculously burnt but that’s how I love it. I actually only put two tiny squares of a hershey bar because I like less chocolate and more marshmallow. I only ate one but now I have major regrets about that. S’mores are my favorite and I could eat them practically every day. We definitely need to start utilizing our fire pit more for smores purposes. I want to start trying them out with different ingredients.

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On Tuesday we had family over again but this time a little earlier in the day. We had way too much food cooked. Pulled pork, grilled pork chops, chicken breast, ribs, potato salad, pasta salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, and grilled corn. For desserts, we had apple pie, key lime pie, lemon meringue pie, berry pie, brownies, and cookies. To say it was ridiculous would be an understatement.

We didn’t have any fireworks either night but someone close by shot them well into the night. I partly understand people wanting to celebrate but it gets kind of annoying when they are still making so much noise at 11 pm. I’m an old lady and have a bed time.

How was your holiday? Did you shoot fireworks or go to a firework show? 

Later y'all, Amanda

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