Independence Day Weekend

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. I had a good weekend. It was a long weekend because my work place closed the office on Friday for the Holiday. My vote was to close on Monday but I was out numbered. However, having Friday off worked out great for me. 

My husband had to work on Friday so I headed down to Charlotte to spend some time with my daughter since she had the day of too. The plan was to get some bagels for breakfast around the pool at her little apartment. That didn’t work out as planned because it rained. So we had breakfast inside. 

After breakfast she wanted to take me to place on the other side of town called Camp North End where there were shops, art displays and restaurants. Once we got there, most of the shops were closed but we had a good time walking around and looking at the unique setting. 

Afterwards, we grabbed some lunch and the sun finally decided to make an appearance so we run out to the pool. 
We didn’t swim but instead, we sat around and talked about work, boys and fashion as we giggled at the little green lizards running back and forth under our chairs. 

It was a nice day.

Saturday, my husband had the day off so we got up early and went out for breakfast. He wanted to visit a little underground breakfast shop called “The Notary”  in the basement of one of the hotels in town. The food was delicious and the coffee is the best. I highly recommend the grits. 

On Sunday, The fourth of July, I was able to squeeze into my Independence Day dress that mom made me over 25 years ago and headed out to church for a wonderful service. You can always find my church services broadcasted on Facebook at “West Franklin Baptist Church”. 

Later that afternoon me and Nick grilled out steaks and watched random fireworks going off around the neighborhood. It was just enough to enjoy before we called it a day.

Now Back to the work week. 
Did you go anywhere to watch fireworks or did you stay in?


  1. Nice that you got to spend time with your daughter.
    Sounds like a great weekend.

  2. WE did enjoy this visit, and always enjoy being with you on your mother daughter time. The pictures are good and fitting into a dress from 25 yrs ago is FANTASTIC! I was just thinking of mom's sewing on the old treadle Singer just today!
    Love from The Bell town
    Sherry & jack, thanks for inviting us along.
    PS: Thanks for the pic of the Packard Motor home...

  3. PS: Yes we watched the B-town show from our church parking lot. We were fortunate to leave as the finale hit and beat the traffic home. At my age it ain't too smart to be in heavy traffic, and little Belmont now is CROWDED!

  4. Sounds like you had a great weekend! My daughter the little one and I went to see a fireworks display at a local neighborhood church. It was pretty good. I spent a few nights with them while the rest of her family went camping and rafting in the mountains. My other daughter and her husband put up new fence panels for me. It was a very fun and productive week actually. I'm so glad you had such a good time with family. Oh, I do love your dress that your mom made for you! It is very cute too and you after 25 years excellent!