July 4th is just quintessential summertime. I love it. This year we went to the beach on Sunday and then had a cookout Monday. I decided about a week before that we would have people over, so I was a little disorganized. (Not surprising) If we would have stayed home Sunday to prepare, things would have been simpler, but I couldn’t turn down a day at the beach. So I kind of threw everything together Monday morning. It wasn’t the cutest party I’ve ever had, but our friends & family had lots of fun with us, and that’s what really matters. I kind of neglected to take photos once everyone arrived. I guess I was too busy talking to everyone and forgot. That night we went to see our city’s fireworks and they were ah-mazing. Seriously. For such a small town, their firework display was incredible.
Here are a few photos from before I apparently forgot that I owned a camera.
I really wanted to try a ruffle cake. The result was a funky looking cake that tasted really good. I think I learned from my mistakes and my next ruffle cake will look better….I hope.