Instead, we opted to have a small cookout with two friends that were in town visiting, and another couple that lives in our 'hood. This idea didn't stress me, so I knew it was a good one!
Now for pics:
(Additional seasonings for the corn on the cob, which was grilled with herb butter. Mmmm.)
(Grilled chicken tenders - we used a Habanero/Brown Sugar BBQ sauce made by a friends husband on it. Lit me on faaahr, but it was tasty!)
Even Lil' Lucy was feeling patriotic.
Here's the Bip, looking a bit too eager to light things on fire. After a few drinks, I had to forcefully tell him that he was NOT going to light a firecracker on the corner of our deck. It was one that shot up in the air and it would have caught either the tree or roof on fire. Possibly both. I hate it when I have to be the voice of reason! ;) He was really convinced it was a good idea.
The Bip and the Yucy are in YUV.
I bought lame-o fireworks because I am a wimp who didn't want to set her hood on fire. Thanks to LeAnn, we got a few pretty big ones like the one above. Thanks, LeAnn, for not being skeered!
(P.S. Most photos were taken with "Cross-Process" app for iphone)