Monday, June 29, 2009

Friend Makin Monday: Fourth of July

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This week for Friend Makin' Monday it's all about the Fourth of July! I did miss it last week, so I'm happy to see we're getting back together this week. I know for a fact that we'll be having it next week too, since I'm hosting it {thanks Kasey!!} ~ so be sure to check back here next week!

But...onto the questions for this week's Friend Making Monday!!

What are you doing this July 4th?

At this point we don't have any plans. Can you believe it? Nada. Zilcho. Nothing. Contrary to my planning nature, we haven't invited anyone over, planned any big bash - nothing. {You might need to pinch yourself to know that you read correctly when I said I haven't PLANNED anything}. I'm guessing we'll go to the parade our city holds...but we haven't even talked about it yet.

Wow. All that said, I should probably get crackin' on some plans...

What is your favorite dish to pass when attending a 4th of July party or summer barbecue?

Uncle Carl's BBQ chicken. Since you all have no idea who Uncle Carl is, I suppose I'm going to have to find time this week to go buy all the ingredients to make it and plan on having it this weekend, right? Uncle Carl is my husband's uncle and is always in charge of making the chicken when we have family get-togethers.

And by always, I mean the man is up and working for days to get all the chicken marinated and cooked just right. We happen to have a copy of the recipe...and have been enjoying it all year round since I found out that it is super~tasty when it sits with chicken breasts in the crock pot all day too {and now my mouth is watering and I'm going to have to make this for sure this week...}.

If you'd like another great grill recipe, check out the Chicken & Veggie Pizza Packets we made a few weeks ago ~ YUM!

Do you have any July 4th traditions?

If you count a one-time trip to the 4th of July parade a tradition, then there you have it! I'm guessing we'll do it again this year too ~ especially since the kids had too much fun last year!

Share your favorite July 4th picture.

Guess what? This is the closest thing that I have that resembles a 4th of July picture ~ it's Laurianna from the summer of 2004. How pitiful is this?

And truly, the picture was even more pitiful, but I cropped out much of the horrid background. Apparently, I'll need to make up for my lack of prior 4th pictures this year.

That's it for this week! What are you doing for the 4th {and no, I'm not inviting myself over....unless of course you are asking}.

Today's FMM is being hosted by Shawn at Seriously, so be sure to hop over and see who else is taking part today!


  1. We don't have any traditions either, but we do have plans this year. I would love to see the recipe for the chicken that includes the crock pot! BTW, I have a Caleb too, with a C.

  2. Well, even though it took some cropping you ended up with a sweet picture! Nicely done! :)

    I just realized that I'm not a "follower" of your blog yet! You've long since been in my Google Reader, but today, consider me your newest follower!

    Happy FMM!

  3. I love the posts! I missed it last week as well! Hopefully I will get in on it next week :-)

  4. So nice to meet you! I must have missed you on any of the previous FMM you participated in {I've been slacking on my commenting!} :)

    You are just too cute! I love your blog. Love it all.

    I am a planner too, but seeing that you homeschool THREE kids AND have a 2 year old, you seriously rock!! You must be a serious planner for sure!

    Happy 4th!

  5. I am a planner too and feel naked that I have not yet planned anything! (I think we are both blessed and cursed with that!) Your grilled pizza packets sound great.

  6. We don't have any plans either! It will most likely just be a family day around the house for us! Happy FMM!

  7. I love your blog...cute! We love to grill so we will have to try the pizza packet recipe. As for no 4th of July plans...sometimes no plans is a great plan! Enjoy the calm :) I feel like we are always on the go!

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  9. Mmmm, BBQ chicken sounds good! Yum!

    And you can come over to our party! We're inviting everyone! And their dogs!

  10. I feel like this year, Independence Day snuck up on us!! It is already July?????? We wouldn't have plans either if we didn't have family coming into town.

    Happy 4th!!


  11. We don't really have plans either. Just the normal 4th stuff. Parade, fireworks, and food! :)

  12. Love your blog!

    I wanted to send you a great big thanks for the Mr. Linky hook-up. All is well now and see we're still friends!

    Don't forget your camera this year!


  13. BBQ chicken?! Oh my goodness! Everyone is making me so hungry!!!

  14. Uncle Carl's chicken sounds like enough to make the 4th a great day -- no other plans needed! Enjoy your holiday!


  15. Better Start Making Plans!!! We always have chicken as well but its friend :(

  16. You are right! Our plans, or non-plans, for 4th of July sound awfully similar!


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