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Thursday, July 03, 2008

4th of July!

I see where last year I posted on our Low Country Boil for the 4th of July. Geesh~ we must be in a rut! We are having the very same thing this year.
It is all about tradition!

For years my family has spent the 4th of July on the beach. I found some old photos that brought back memories. We'd have matching tee shirts or hats, and lots of fun. Flying kites on the beach, the mullet toss, and fireworks. Like everything else, it gets harder as the kids get older and spread their wings. getting together is not as easy when we are spread all over.
The year Bill and I married we had the whole family down for the 4th. Yours, mine, and ours. This is the McMichael clan.
This year we are having our big party on the 5th... and have insisted on a 'Declaration of Attendance'. We hope to have a fun crowd. Of course we will have our pots of potatoes, corn, sausages, and shrimp... and lots of napkins.

Y'all enjoy your 4th!


Brenda Kula said...

Declaration Of Attendance! I love it! You sure do look like a happy bunch!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Looks like your family really does know how to celebrate! Our two-country family goes on all week, starting with Canada Day on July 1.

Mari said...

Happy July Fourth! Love those matching shirts!

Sugar Bear said...

Fun! Hubby's family used to have us wear matching shirts for a family photo as well!

Carla said...

Happy 4th to you. Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi! Thanks so much for inviting us to your low country boil this year! We are excited and can't wait. I'm bringing my coconut cake.


Tara said...

Hope you are having fun!

Hope you are enjoying the fourth with you and yours!

Lori Lynn said...

Cute family pics! Happy Fourth of July to you and the gang!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Brenda~ It is a 'declaration of attendance' because I need to know how much shrimp to get.
Lydia~ that is funny... first Canada Day then Independance day.
Karla and Mari~ the school bus yellow shirts said 'JUMP for the 4th of July'. that takes the cake!!
Rhoda~ yum! Glad y'all are coming. Bill will be excited over that coconut cake.

Mary Isabella said...

Happy fourth and fifth....Mary

justabeachkat said...

Cute, cute photos. I hope you're taking some today. Everything sounds yummy!

Darn, we should have just stayed in Birmingham and crashed the party!


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