Jul 5, 2016

{Table For Two} July 4th Celebration

I hope that you all had a wonderful and safe July 4th Celebration. We had a quite 4th of July holiday with dining by the pond country style!


We hung a few decorations in the plum tree to set the tone....

 My humming bird feeder has been "humming" lately with those cute little things". Wish I could have gotten a picture of one of the humming birds. 

Grabbed my centerpiece off of my dining room table for our outdoor dining.


Gathered up a few things needed to complete our tablescape.


 Love me some red, white and blue!



 YEAH, just because there was only two of us doesn't mean I don't cook! LOL! 


 Slow cooked Boston butt pork roast with BBQ sauce sliders, potato salad, baked beans and cucumbers! YUM!

Now doesn't that look good? 

 I gave my roast a good dose of my homemade rub and it sit for 24 hours before cooking. (Melt in your mouth) 

 Of course we had to have dessert right?

 Pound cake with strawberries and cool whip. 

We caught a few fish out of the pond to freeze and cook later.


Got lots of sugar off of this sweet grandgirl.




 Hee-hee....we had a few sparklers. Doesn't take much for us to be content.......





Yep, we celebrated this wonderful holiday that was a great reminder to us that Independence day is our Christian Heritage.


  Most wars have a motto. The motto of World War II was "Remember Pearl Harbor." The motto during the Texas war for independence was "Remember the Alamo." The spiritual emphasis, directed towards King George III who violated Gods laws, gave rise to a motto during the American Revolution: "No King but King Jesus." The thing is that our Founding Fathers passed the torch to us. It is our responsibility to not let it go out. So what have we done with our Christian heritage?

The question is; WHAT HAS HAPPENED? The answer: 



Our Lord has surely been gracious and merciful to us there is no doubt. 




Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Joining Jemma this week for Thoughts of Home.

59 comments:

  1. Do you know, and I was just discussing this with fellow blogger, Bonnie, way up here in the great white north, they do not call Boston Butt. Boston Butt, the butcher looked at us like we lost our minds. SIGH.It def. is a southern thang.

    What a lovely post and that grandbaby is just a darling, I sure would hold her all day long, smiles. Have a joyful rest of the week, friend.

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    1. LOL Linda! Boston Butt is all I've ever know it to be called. Yeah, that is all our family wants to do...hold that girl!

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  2. Cindy, that granddaughter is just absolutely beautiful. She is really growing. Well girl, I must say that I was intrigued by your dining at the pond. I LOVE IT!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie! I know what you loved! You like the fishing part! Girl, when are you going to show me the pictures of the fish you caught at the beach?

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    2. Just sent two to your email.

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  3. That all looks delicious, especially your sweet grandgirl What a fancy celebration! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Heather. It was a quite evening but a good one! We can fancy up by the pond quick like! LOL!

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  4. Cindy, your granddaughter is a doll! I love your table and its decor and the wonderful food, looks so yummy'! Amen and amen! Blessings, Pam

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  5. Hi Cindy, what a wonderful day you created for the 4th of July and dining by the pond. The meal looks so delicious and the perfect summertime dinner!! Oh my how adorable your new grand daughter is and wow has she grown. What a little doll baby!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week sweet lady!! xo

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  6. Great looking meal for your Fourth celebration.Your table is pretty and festive too.
    Her newest granddaughter is adorable.

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  7. Beautiful post, Cindy! That grandbaby of yours is so cute and precious. Your table and food look fab!...Christine

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  8. Hi Cindy! First of all, your little grand baby just put the biggest smile on my face. What a little cutie patootie she is. I'll bet you could just eat her up!!
    Your meal looks so tasty. I used my homemade rub on some baby back ribs, for my son that lives here with me. Now you have me wanting to slow cook a pork butt.
    What a wonderful verse you've shared. Let's pray that America gets back to her roots.

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    1. LOL! I say that all the time Kitty! I could just eat her up! I love making my own rubs and mixing all sorts of spices. The thing is I can't remember from time till the next what I used. Ha!

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  9. Hi, Cindy!
    I wrote my comment and my computer fell offline so I'll try again! I think it's great the way you bring such beauty and color to the outdoors beautifying America like you did on the 4th! I feel so uplifted with your tasteful style and color. The photo of your precious little grand baby is way too cute! Hugs to you, Cindy.

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    1. Thanks so much. We had a quite but relaxing afternoon for sure.

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  10. I absolutely love your photos and dishes, Cindy, and your food looks delicious! :)

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  11. I just love your whole table scape including the decor in the tree. Lunch was mouth watering. Grand baby girl is adorable. Who says you can't have a party with only two!

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    1. The funny thing was that we've really not had a breeze to speak up and as soon as we got those cuties hung in the tree a nice breeze come along. Of course that was good for us but sure made it hard to snap a picture! LOL!

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  12. Good Morning Cindy!
    Wow, wow!! Your table looks fabulous and the serene setting is gorgeous!
    Wonderful food, companionship and joy for the Lord and family!
    Love this all American theme and goodness!
    Blessings to you,
    Jemma

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  13. I had to come back and tell you that your grandbaby is one little doll! I just want to give her a big hug!
    xo
    Jemma

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    1. Awe...thank you so much! I'll give her a hug for you.

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  14. I'm sorry I'm a day late in visiting. It seems life is really getting the best of me these days. It's a struggle sometimes. Oh, my mercy, how I would love to love on that baby girl. I do know it would be a battle with so many others wanting to do the same thing. ;-) She is beautiful, such a combo of her Momma and Daddy. Wish Jack and I could have sat down with you and Mr. Marty and shared a meal....that would have been sooooo nice, and much less stressful than the 4th we had...but I digress! :( Prayers appreciated for me and my Mom and Jack and our kiddos and did I say ME? LOL HOPE you have an awesomely blessed week, sweet Friend.

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    1. Awe Deb, that would have been really nice if the 4 of us could have had a 4th of July meal together. Bless your heart! I know you have your plate full right now. Sister...I do know all too well. Praying for you today.

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  15. Lovely tablescape and great food, looks like you had a great 4th! I had never heard the motto, "No King but King Jesus" Our founding fathers knew where to put their trust. It seems today's leaders don't understand that. Very sad.

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. You are so right about the leaders today. I think the sound of Gabriel's horn is coming soon!

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  16. Your meal looked delicious and your table lovely, Cindy! It doesn't take much to make something a little special but you did it up beautifully and what a gorgeous setting! I'm still loving that centerpiece, too! Your granddaughter is sure growing fast. She's so precious. Zenda

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    1. Zenda, you always make my day when you visit. Thanks so much!

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  17. Your meal looks absolutely delicious, and your red, white and blue table is so festive.

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  18. Hi Cindy. I thought I was over the 4th of July but your food and decorations are taking me right back there. Pork butt is one of our favorite things to smoke outside or slow cook in the oven. Yummy!

    Your granddaughter is beautiful. What a blessing!

    I'm really wondering about our USA these days too. I hope and pray that things can return to a gentler life.

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  19. Great post Cindy. Your decorations and food look wonderful. Wish i had a plate full of that wonderful dinner right now.

    Enjoy your weekend and I signed up to follow you.

    Mary

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    1. Awe...thanks Mary. You are a sweetheart! Popping over now to see what you are up too.

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  20. Wow Cindy what a celebration! That pork and those shortcakes look good right now. Trying to cut back. Hope you got lots of smooches from that precious little one.

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  21. You amaze me with your creativity and thoughtfulness.
    All your efforts for just the TWO of you. I just got to step up my game, not to compete or out of envy, but because you brought such joy to your husband and you. I love that!
    As you said, you just gabbed and gathered things. Even if I don't have a center piece, I do have red napkins and a flag.
    Cindy, you got me thinking. I need to add more joy around this house. What better way to show my love, then to add some JOY.

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    1. Awe thank you Christine. My husband knows how I am about doing little things like that and I think he actually enjoyed the setting too! Thanks for popping by to see me. And my friend, we can truly find joy in the little things. Happy Day to you.

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  22. It looks like your family enjoyed a very special 4th of July. I love the pond and it was a perfect backdrop for your picnic. I live in MS and was born in FL. I know how hot the 4th of July can be, but it is so special to be able to enjoy the beauty of the Lord's world around us! Love the dark hair on that baby! My youngest, the one with the Nightmare Kitchen, has the darkest black hair like your grandbaby! Glad to have found a new blogging friend!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. Thanks Lynda for stopping by. Yes the heat is horrible but another blogging friend told me the temps at her home was 118 on Monday! WOW! I love the cooler weather but in Florida you never know what the weather will be. Yes, the Lord's beauty is all around us for sure and nothing reflects His beauty any better to me than the simplicity of nature. That sweet girl is our 5th grandbaby and we drool over her! LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

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  23. A beautiful table in an idyllic setting and good food and grandkids to accompany; who could ask for more :)

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  24. I love that you did all of that decorating for "just the two of us"

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  25. Cute Cindy! I love the decorations hanging from the tree!
    Jenna

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  26. Everything was beautiful as always especially the grandbaby. Sometimes the quiet times are the best times. I think it is something we all need once in awhile. Jackie

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    1. Thanks Miss Jackie. Yes we do need that quite time sometimes.

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  27. Everything looks so pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Joe is quite a ham, isn't he??
    Have a great Sunday!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb. Yes that man of yours cracks me up!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy