Wednesday, July 7, 2010

independence day 2010

Two years ago from Sunday was the day I made my first apple pie. (Read all about it HERE.) Since then I feel like I've become quite the little "Apple Pie Expert" and I finally have proof.... I peel my apples by hand and on Sunday I did something kind of ridiculous but also pretty cool. I peeled an entire apple peel in one piece! Not impressed? I don't think Aaron really was either, but at least he humored me and took a pic.....
Our July 4th was totally awesome thanks to good friends and some crazy good food! We barbecued with our friends Jeff & Ashley Perez and the best part about our little bbq was that the boys basically did all the cooking and all the cleaning! Not sure how Ashley and I pulled that one off, but we definitely weren't complaining!

We [and by "we" I mean the boys] barbecued vegetables, pineapple, chicken and steak. Everything tasted even better than it sounds and of course, we ended our feast with the aforementioned apple pie! I took pictures, but instead of embarrassing myself I will direct you to my friend Ashley's blog who is obviously a much better photographer than me! Might be because she's kind of a PROFESSIONAL and has a few weddings under her belt. :) Check it out HERE. Don't those vegetables look stinking good?!

After our wonderful afternoon at the Perez's we headed down to San Clemente to spend some time with Dave & Sarah and the Anderson family! Dave's family has an incredible beach house right by the pier where the fireworks go off every July 4th. Uhh...perfect! We were a little wary of the crowds and/or traffic, but decided to just buck up and bear it and thank goodness we did because the fireworks were beautiful!

Our walk down to the beach house-->
The awesome fireworks from the balcony!!!!-->
Good food and good company make any holiday a great one and I think this July 4th was one of my faves. happy independence day!


  1. Those fireworks over the water are gorgeous!

  2. It was so much fun to hang out with you over the holiday! We need to do it again soon. Real soon.

    PS. Way to get clear pictures of the fireworks! I am super impressed!

  3. i personally am extremely impressed by the apple peeling ... good job whit :)

  4. I'm glad you bucked up and came over! It was a good time. We always enjoy our Johnson time :)