July 03, 2012

Getting Ready...

Good evening friends.  I hope all of you are doing well.  Are you ready to celebrate America's birthday?  We are!  Darbee Rae is so excited about the fireworks.  
We live just down the road from where the fireworks are shot off.  You can see them thru the trees from our front yard.  Since hubby and I have been married, we have hosted a 4th of July gathering.  
Everyone gathers at our house early in the afternoon.  There is usually watermelon and homemade ice cream.  True southern must haves at a gathering huh?  (Smile) Would you like to join us?  We would love to have you!  

We have spruced up the outside a little to get ready for the holiday.
The screened in porch is ready for our guests in case it rains.  Last year, we huddled in here and tried
to see the fireworks thru the woods because it came a big storm!

While we wait for guests to arrive, we can sit on the screened in porch and sip some summer punch.  
This way, the mosquitos won't bother us. :)

We have converted the carport area to a porch area as well.  I love it out here.
It's nice to sit "in the shade" and be able to watch Darbee ride her bike down the driveway.
The old milk can sat for years on my grandmother's porch.  It was red and held their broom straw brooms that were used to sweep their driveway.  I got it when she moved to the nursing home and painted it black.  I used my cricut machine to put the D on it.  Don't you just love the old "prim" bench?  I found it at a yard sale for $5.  I couldn't pass it up.  It was missing a piece on the bottom, but my daddy fixed it for me.  He can do anything.  Ha!

I love this area.  I leave the lamp on all the time.  
It looks so cozy at night. 

See the wooden table?  My grandaddy made it.  I found it in my aunt's basement when they moved.
She was going to put it by the road.  I couldn't get rid of it.

So.  You choose the spot...it's ready for you to join us.  I promise we will have a good time.

We might fire up the grill....

Or enjoy some homemade ice cream....

Whatever we choose, we will enjoy.  

I hope all of you have a happy and safe 4th of July.
Until next time.....


  1. Your screened-in porch is so pretty...and so is your carport porch area!!
    Have a Happy 4th of July!!

  2. Hope you have a wonderful gathering! You and your momma are the only people I've seen who put regular lamps in the outdoor sitting area.Very quaint and inviting.I'm sure Darbee will be a wonderful hostess for the fireworks and celebration.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Your outdoor living spaces are so inviting! Hope you have a fun and safe July 4th. Take care, Janice

  4. Wish I could say I am on my way. I do love your screened porch and carport sitting areas. They look so inviting, I think I could "while" the day away, fireworks or not. Have fun and give that sweet girl a hug from me.