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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

a star spangled day

























































































































































































































There are those days that are better remembered because they are shared. In a place, for a time, family and those that are in our hearts, give and take conversation over food and drink to make a day their own forever.




Sun and then long shadows on the back meadow, the cool evening, old fashioned games, hand made salads, steak hot off the grill, grass under bare feet, laughter heard at a distance, the saffron glow of the tent lights after dark, old stories, cousins, kids under tables nodding off...




Family...the O'Connors, tons of Graneys, all those Sullivans, three generations of Magees, the McEldowney-McNallys from Colorado, the Maryland Voelkers, the Metzgers, the Harris family, the Boyles, the Walsh, Hvisch and O'Donnell crews, the Schmalz family, the Sheehans (thanks Chris & Jess for the pulled pork sandwiches!!! the Cotters and the soon to be three generations of Mihalicks...




Friends that are like Family... the McCabes, the Gibbons Gang, Patty Monahan, the Gallos, the Intocis, Ro, Rex and his outrageous "Crunch", the Hofmans, Laurie Meseroll & Co, the Babendreiers, Jill Wiener and her Rich....




Wonderful Friends, the old and the new ...Samborski, Tai, Nuttall, Domasek, Schaechinger, Knebel, Mueller, Durland, Ferguson, Dorsey, Kroslak, Lambert, Baird, Wadeson, Snedaker, Dubrowin, Roome, Collins, McGuinness, McInnis, Woo, Abalogu, Domasek, Page... who have I forgotten???





200+ folks, 100+ Hawaiian shirts, tons of food, sun and a cool breeze, a perfect day...



HOORAY for the red, white and blue and the chance to celebrate together.



I have just finished the last of the dishes from the bash on Saturday...I am off to Manhattan tomorrow with Laurie Meseroll on an adventure....we'll be up at Jill Wiener's EarthGirl Pottery Studio on Friday and me and Lisa, and Ro are down to York, PA to antique with Stacey Bear this weekend...I sure will keep you posted on these summer adventures...then it's back to some artist dedications next week...


...in the meantime...HAPPY 4th and xxoo to all of America
xxoo Jen

5 comments:

Lori said...

looks like fun Jen...

Diane Duda said...

Great photos, Jen! HOpe my Wednesday is half as good as your Saturday was.
Have and "excellent adventure"!

Theresa said...

WOW!!!! Looks like fun was had by all :) Happy 4TH of July!!!!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

What a great time you must have had! Ours was put off until Sunday, so all of our fabulous folks can be there too :)

Lana said...

A belated Happy 4th tp you too! Looks like you all had a blast!

Lana

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