Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Happy July 4th

Erma Bombeck's reflection on the 4th of July - "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten but it is patriotism."

We are combining holidays at the Bailey house. 
Since we were away from all our family on Thanksgiving 2012, we are mixing Thanksgiving with the 4th of July. We are having stuffed turkey with all the trimmings...and of pie for dessert.

We have a special guest this holiday weekend.

Titus, a 6-month old Bernese Mountain Dog. His family is camping on their boat and fishing this weekend in Prince William Sound...a gorgeous part of Alaska. I quickly offered to puppysit.

We went for a walk this morning. It feels so right to have a Berner in the house! Now it is puppy nap time.

It's a cool, gently raining day...perfect for making a big meal and eating it!

And...check out this funny young bull moose with his stubby antlers starting to grow.

He walked through the yard two days ago...I forgot I had taken his picture.

I feel like I should be working on a Christmas quilt!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the moose is growing! happy 4th to you and your family sounds like you are having a good day!

Suz J said...

Can't imagine a moose wandering through my garden - but he is a cutie isn't he? Enjoy the time with family... and great food (and then get back to the quilting)!

Donna quilts said...

I've always thought the moose was an awkward looking animal, but this guy is cute. And the puppy is adorable. I hope you had a great day celebrating.