Unlike many holiday weekends, this past Fourth of July Mike and I stayed put. We didn’t travel anywhere and we did our best to not fill up our work-less days with complicated plans.
We spent the Fourth grilling with friends and watching the Boston fireworks from the sidewalk in front of my apartment. We also spent time with family.
Meet my grandmother-in-law’s beautiful and peaceful farm…
Our weekend, even at its simplest, came with some unexpected discoveries. After a former mishap, Mike and I finally mastered a homemade lemon meringue pie, thanks to a recipe from our Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.
And when putting chairs away after watching a neighbor’s fireworks display, Mike randomly stumbled upon an old geographic chart of the U.S. and presidents in his grandmother’s garage that was made in 1931.
I always love finding antiques – they somehow have a way of bringing you back to a time you never even experienced – but considering the holiday, this discovery couldn’t have been more fitting.
How was your Fourth?