I hope you had a great July 4th! For the first time in a very long time, we relaxed and did absolutely nothing. I did put together a little picnic lunch for fun... during the week, the girls beg to go outside and eat lunch under our big shade tree. We have a "picnic" most weekdays, although on a very simple scale!
Yesterday it rained most of the day, so we had to move our little picnic to the porch. It was the first time we had really used our coffee table since our porch remodel for this purpose, and it worked great.
We were running errands in the morning so I put together lunch in jars before we left. It was an adaptation of a recipe (minus the dairy) from the most recent Southern Living magazine (you can find it here) and what my husband refers to as "girl food"!
Early in the morning, I went out in the garden and finally clipped some of the zinnias and sunflowers to put together a bouquet. I am clueless when it comes to arranging flowers, but I enjoyed every minute of putting it together, from the gathering to bringing a little of the garden indoors. I'm having dreams in my head of expanding from a few rows of flowers to an entire cutting garden (smile). (I think the bees would agree with me!)
Without a doubt though, I think the highlight of the girls' little picnic lunch was having their Daddy home to enjoy it with us (smile).