.... and I had a lovely Independance Day Holiday weekend.
My oldest son came down from St. Louis and spent 3 days with me - mostly working outside (I usually have a list for him), but visiting a bit more since he had a brother and two nephews who could help with the big outside projects.
They got a bunch of fence taken up that I wanted gone, and the gutters cleaned trash and little trees that were growing there.
Unfortunately his family didn't get to come this time - short trip and grandson was headed to scout camp on Sunday.
DIL who's living here cooked us a great Independance Day dinner (with the help of oldest grandson). Fried fish, hush puppies, french fries, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados. I ate waay too much.
One son and granddaughter went down the mountain to see fireworks on the lake. I stayed home and visited with out of town son.
She was going to fix blackberry cobbler for dessert but we were all way too full, so she made it yesterday afternoon instead. Hot from the oven, topped with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. It just doesn't get any better than that.
The only thing that would have made the weekend any better would have been having the balance of my family here - but I just appreciate those that were here.