one last holiday tradition

6 Jul

so, it was kind of weird having 4th of july on a wednesday, no?  granted, i’m on a glorious 3-week long {2.5 weeks left} staycation, so it didn’t much matter to me this year.  though, i will say this is probably the first holiday i’ve had off from work in probably a decade.  working retail hours doesn’t typically allow me to get time off during any fun holiday.

but i feel like it’s weird because it’s like, when did you celebrate? or are you celebrating this weekend?  are people still busting out festivities?!  i sure am – i plan on grilling some vidalia onions and corn on the cob tonight!

but since i’m taking some time off, i’ve been doing my best to really relax, submerse myself in some social activities, and just kick back- cuz it’s summah-time {summer summer summer time… summertime} 😉

my new and dear friend CC invited me over to her house for the holiday – and i was so excited!  the same one i brought my hit cookies to.  such a laid back family and perfect summer night.  when i texted CC to tell her i was on the way she said, “alrighty, get ready to churn some ice cream!”

how cool is that?!

i’ve never actually made my own ice cream, surprisingly enough.  CC’s family does this every 4th of july.  as i was scrolling through the freshly pressed section the other day, i noticed a lot of blogs about ice cream making on the 4th… and my roomie told me his family did the same thing.  SO COOL!  i guess we just weren’t one of those families.  mostly, i think we just drink on holidays 😉

this is CC churning… i asked her to get a picture of me doing it for the blog, but… well, let’s just say – i’m definitely the fotographer in this friendship 😉 -but CC brings a pretty long list of amazingness to the table, so i think it balances out…

after the gloriously perfect evening on the patio eating hot dogs and potato salad, we all gathered round the living room piano and talked and talked and enjoyed our ice cream — which turned out to be more like a milkshake, but was still amazingly creamy and delicious!

i’m also happy to end this blog on a wet note – we finally got some good rain here in colorado.  a friend of mine reports a good fall last night up in the mountains, so i’m hoping this helps with some of the fires.  when you see where i live on a map, we are literally in the middle of a ring of fire.  there is a wildfire in almost every direction.  thankfully, the chances of a fire reaching the suburbs is pretty rare.  if you wish to see some of the images, google has some on this page.

enjoy the weekend, gang – thanks for reading!!!!

6 Responses to “one last holiday tradition”

  1. Rebecca July 6, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Sounds like a great 4th! Yay for rain! And homemade ice cream is the best.


  2. mylifeisthebestlife July 6, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    That’s the coolest ice cream churner I’ve ever seen!


  3. Jenny July 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    how fun!!!! I wanna churn some ice cream…never have before!


  4. Food Stories July 9, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    Haven’t seen one of those in years … how fun!


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