Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fourth of July Festivities

Fourth of July and pretty much all other holidays don't have the same anticipation and excitement when your family is not around. We still have fun on holidays I just happen to miss my family all the more, knowing that on the other side of the globe everyone is getting together and eating, laughing, and just plain ol enjoying each other's company and I miss that.

Greg's buddies from work invited us over to their house for a Pig Roast, they bought a whole pig and roasted it as you can see from the above picture. They rigged up some kind of BBQ pit and rotisserie device for the pig. The guys even made a Mango BBQ sauce from scratch, you can see the pan of tomatoes and fruit being heated over the hot coals (see picture) I was impressed. My hubby is in the orange shirt (not the red bud shirt). We hung out for a few hours mostly just standing around looking at the pig and talking, the guys each took turns turning the pig, it's hard work after a few minutes.

My cupcakes received rave reviews for taste. No one said how cute they were (all guys, I'm not sure they notice things like cute cupcakes. I was the only lady there for a while)

We didn't stay at the Pig Roast all day, we headed home early and went to my neighbors who was also having a Fourth of July BBQ. Their house is across the street and has a fantastic view of the ocean in the backyard (our backyard is a view of the jungle- masses of palm trees and plants)
After dinner we watched the fireworks. We had a perfect view, the fireworks were so pretty over the water. After the fireworks show we played a couple of games of UNO and then headed home.

It was a good day.

1 comment:

Everyday is a new day said...

That sounds like a lot of fun sister!! Minus the fact that there was no family. It's all good though. That would be so pretty watching the fireworks with an ocean view totally priceless!!