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Along side my husband of over a decade, I photograph people in love with each other and in love with their lives. We're based in Paducah Kentucky but gladly will go anywhere you want to take us! We are so glad you've stopped by to follow our most recent adventures! Grab your favorite drink and snack and get cozy... there's plenty to see!

Menu Monday: Fourth of July

July 4, 2011

Americans usually celebrate the Fourth of July by joining together for good food, great company, and of course an amazing fireworks show. Since I began dating Neil in 2003 we’ve not only had one or two, but three get-togethers during the Fourth of July weekend. That’ s a lot of good eatin’, y’all!

Saturday night, my family ate at the lake house:
– grilled hamburgers/cheeseburgers
– corn on the cob
– my mom’s potato salad
– my grape salad
– my mom’s carrot salad soup
– my mom’s homemade vanilla ice cream
– my mom’s homemade butter pecan ice cream (best ice cream in the world)
– coconut run cake
– my sil Amanda’s fruit pizza

Sunday night friends and family ate at the lake house and ate:
– my grilled blackened Cajun chicken breast
– my homemade macaroni and cheese
– my grape salad
– my mom’s carrot salad soup
– Amish cherry pie
– my mom’s homemade vanilla ice cream

This afternoon, for lunch, Neil’s family gathered at his parents’ house and ate:
– my fil Jimmy’s BBQ
– my mil Terri’s cowboy beans
– slaw
– my sil Kelly’s deviled eggs
– my sil Kelly’s brownies
– my sil Amy’s oreo pie

Each meal was different and delicious but my scale slapped me in the face this evening. Only around holidays do I eat like that. Holy moly. So I took the pups for a 30 minute walk around our neighborhood. Then, feeling like I should do more, I locked myself in our second bedroom where Neil works out and I did just that: worked out. 100 jumping jacks, 90 crunches, 80 squats, 70 leg lifts, 60 push ups (this is where I veered from the original plan), 50 jumping jacks, 40 crunches, 30 squats, 20 leg lifts, and finally 10 jumping jacks. I mentioned on twitter that I felt sick, physically ill, after I finished the workout. It probably took me about 45 minutes to complete but only because I’m so ridiculously out of shape, I had to stop a lot. Especially during the push ups. What was I thinking adding push ups?!?

Anyway, in a few days I’ll post the recipes to three of the following…

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