Happy 4th of July!

We spent our 4th of July day doing random errands around for the move so we didn’t have a chance to have a party, like we had last year. But we had to unwind at some point! So we did a little BBQ for just us two and the dogs. It was a lot of fun and the weather, though on the hot side, was not unbearable in the evening, which made for a wonderful night!

4th of July BBQ

We BBQ’d as we usually do… the dogs hanging out underfoot (nothing new there):

4th of July BBQ

4th of July BBQ

My summer beer of choice… Brooklyn Brand Summer Ale (diet coke for the hubby):

4th of July BBQ

And some burgers made from scratch by my husband! It’s funny because we are usually total cheese snobs, but on burgers we both like Kraft American cheese (2%, please) rather than the fancier cheeses… go figure!

4th of July BBQ

And they taste as amazing as they look, trust me!

4th of July BBQ

And to end this yummy BBQ, the Macy’s Fireworks, which can be seen from where we live. Note that we are about 6 miles away from where they are launching these, so they are pretty huge!

Macy's Fireworks from Brooklyn

Macy's Fireworks from Brooklyn

Macy's Fireworks from Brooklyn

These were pretty cool looking!

Macy's Fireworks from Brooklyn

Macy's Fireworks from Brooklyn

And of course a stray firework or two from around here would pop up. This one was particularly pretty!

Macy's Fireworks from Brooklyn

All in all, a wonderful end to a wonderful evening. πŸ˜€

How did you spend your 4th of July? I hope it was a fun day for you, whether or not you celebrate 4th of July where you live!

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13 responses to “Happy 4th of July!

  1. Kate 07.05.2010 at 12:43 am

    Awesome fireworks pictures! The big fireworks display around here is funded via donations, so to save money they usually have it a few days before the 4th and we totally missed it this year, so here’s to living vicariously πŸ™‚

  2. Cynthia 07.05.2010 at 1:09 am

    Total yum-burgers! =D

  3. fridica 07.05.2010 at 5:18 am

    I was there once for the Macy’s fireworks and the Saturns were my favorite! Wish I could’ve been there again!

  4. yarndancer 07.05.2010 at 7:26 am

    Yummy-looking burgers!! πŸ˜€

  5. gibknitty 07.05.2010 at 11:08 am

    hey, i don’t eat meat but those burgers look like they could convert me. love your pix. i posted some fireworks photos from the other side. i was at my friends place in NJ–amazing view.

  6. Monique 07.05.2010 at 11:52 pm

    Those photos are great! All of them. Those burgers look delish!!! So you can see the fireworks from your place. Tell me…the pics that you show…are those taken from your deck also??

    • Lina 07.06.2010 at 1:13 am

      Thanks, Monique! And, yes, all the pictures were taken by me from our deck. I have a telephoto lens, which is how I got some of the close up ones. πŸ™‚

  7. Beverly 07.06.2010 at 11:46 am

    Those burgers look so tasty! I love the picture of the fireworks that look like planets! Fascinating.

  8. Jeanne 07.07.2010 at 8:42 pm

    Great pictures – it sounds like a really nice day (and the burgers look amazing!)

  9. Tamsin 07.09.2010 at 12:00 pm

    Yummy burgers, cute dog, great view – what more could you need?

    Also, I’ve employed two of your suggestions for my blog, in case you wanted to check them out πŸ™‚

    http://tamsinnorth.blogspot.com/2010/07/30-days-of-29-day-15-ghana-vs-uruguay.html

    http://tamsinnorth.blogspot.com/2010/07/30-days-of-29-day-16-espen-goes.html

    Thanks for your ideas, we had fun with them!

  10. julie 07.09.2010 at 1:30 pm

    Lina, my husband and I are exactly the same about the Kraft American, but ONLY on the burgers…we live in WI and you know how we love our cheese:)
    Your fireworks pictures are beautiful. Do you have to adjust the shutter speed a lot to get such great pictures?
    Have you moved yet???!! Can’t wait to hear.

  11. Linda 07.10.2010 at 3:30 pm

    Fabulous burgers and fireworks!

  12. Lindsey 07.26.2010 at 9:45 pm

    those fireworks pictures are great!

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