There hasn't been much exciting to post about recently. John and I have both been busy with work, but we did take some time to enjoy July 4th weekend.
On Saturday, we went up to the studio space John has been doing a lot of work out of recently so I could see the space. Then, in the afternoon, I made cookies! We successfully resisted eating all the cookies on Saturday, so we could bring them with us to the fireworks show on Sunday.
Sunday, we met up with some friends in Fort Worth to go to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra patriotic concert and fireworks show at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. We had lawn tickets, so we showed up 1 hour and 45 minutes before the show to stand in line. At 6:30, they let us in, which consisted of everyone rushing to grab space on the lawn.
After we were situated, it was dinner time. (The show didn't actually start until 8:00) Our friends had smoked some ribs and made a corn salsa, and another couple brought some pasta. We brought the cookies for desert. It was one of the best picnics I've had in a long time!
The evening was carefully planned so that about the time we were grabbing up space on the lawn, the sun was ducking behind the Botanical Garden's trees, and a light breeze made the weather not too bad to be outside for several hours. The orchestra was nice, and the fireworks were fun. All-in-all a pretty good July 3rd.
For the real July 4th on Monday, we just relaxed at home. I cooked both lunch and dinner, which I think is a first for me. We got to watch more fireworks that evening too... This was our first 4 of July in this house, and we learned that we can see 2 fireworks shows from our back porch (though not nearly as close up a show as we had gotten at the Botanical Gardens).