This last week was a much needed vacation. Although it ended too soon, I’m glad it happened and feel like so many great memories were formed. One of the highlights was the fourth of July BBQ Dave’s mom arranged. I was inspired by PBfingers and made a little watermelon/feta flag salad to celebrate

IMG_0220Dave did some man things

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While I drank whisky ginger which contained a couple whisky soaked cherries


It was the perfect day for a BBQ, everyone enjoyed the sunshine!


Dave took a break from flippin’ burgers to pose with his mom (aren’t they cute)

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It was a great day!  I feel a little ashamed that I didn’t honor my homeland on July 1st as much as I did the USA; however, I’m pretty proud that we were in Canada for the 1st and the US for the 4th.  To be exact we were in southeast BC for the first half of the week and then southwest OR for the second half.  Okay, I’m glad we did it, we got a lot of family time and with limited vacation time it’s hard to see family as often as we’d like, but we definitely spent 30 hours driving in total all week and that took it’s toll.  We gave ourselves a full day recovery and I think that really gave me the rest I needed to be ready for work this week.

Oh yeah, these were awesome

IMG_0216Fourth of July and Canada day will never occur again without these babies!!!!!!!!

Be well.