Friday, July 15, 2011

happy birthday america!

this year, for the 4th of july, my whole family was in town. it was an awesome day! filled with fun, great food, parades, fireworks- you name it! i really really enjoyed it. being 8 months pregnant doesn't really make life easier, but despite the swelling due to the heat and the utter exhaustion from making dinner (cafe-rio style), i was filled with joy because we were all together and having such a fantastic time. here are just a few pictures from the day:

@ the parade...

our lovely meal...

this man knows how to grill chicken... even on the most pathetic of grills! :)

a tasty patriotic cake inspired by pinterest! yay! and step-by-step instructions here.


  1. Mmmm. Just thinking about that pulled pork makes my mouth water.... You're amazing Carolee!

  2. awesome shots, as always.

    that cake looks yummy!!!