Life is just a bowl of cherries- whatever that means. But after pitting a couple pounds of the sweet beauties I guess it could mean that life is sweet but definitely has pits. I don't usually buy fresh cherries but apparently they are in season and since they are definitely good for you I decided to pick some up; oh and they are one of Travs faves. I bought some fresh blueberries the other day too and was at a loss as to what to do with them. I could sprinkle them on cereal or just munch on them for a snack but they weren't as flavorful as others I've had so I decided to make a crisp out of both of them. The cherry definitely is the better tasting of the two due to the quality of the berries but they're both very tasty and are one of the Buttons favorite summer time treats- seriously I love summer.
So I'm sure you're just dying to know how we spent our 4th of July holiday so I'll tell you...drumroll please... we spent it at the Fadelys! With the Kelsos, of course, and Michael and Cathy who are a relatively new addition to our group of "regulars". I can't count how many holidays-or non holidays- we've spent with the Fadelys and Kelsos and as usual we had a wonderful time. There was lots of laughing, lots and lots of food, and lots of kids. We didn't - as we have done years past- spend the evening watching fireworks from the top of HMS' parking garage. I was bummed when I found out that no one was planning on going anywhere to watch fireworks since it's one of my most favorite things to do on the 4th. In many ways the 4th is more fun than Christmas to me and fireworks is the cherry on top. But the guys were set on purchasing fireworks and that was to be our fireworks show. Rembering those kind of fireworks as a kid I figured I would be sorely disappointed with roman candles and jumping jacks but I was determined to be a good sport about it. Well, I couldn't have been happier to be wrong. It seems that the entire Fadely neighborhood- Eric included- had spent a good bit of money purchasing what years earlier would have been considered professional fireworks. And really they were everywhere! We got an up close 360 degree view of really great fireworks. I don't think I could have enjoyed myself more if I'd gone to see a show. Of course the company made the day what it was- a truly memorable day. I just wish I'd gotten better pictures.