Hello friends! I feel like I have been mia from the blog world for far too long! After quite a busy trip to China and Taiwan I returned for a fantastic July 4th weekend full of sunshine, bbq'ing, fireworks and eating and drinking far too much. We had friends over for a bbq on Sunday complete with the requisite red, white and blue decor, delicious blue cheese and bacon burgers and jalapeno-cucumber lemonade cocktails, and fireworks that were 100% way to big and crazy to be lit off in our teeny back yard! (I'm pretty sure fireworks are not supposed to be scary). Our resident house band "No Big Deal" aka Nick and Jonathan put on a little acoustic show of patriotic favorites like Miley's "Party in the USA" and Katy Perry's "Firework." Monday we watched more fireworks in the park, but this time we left it to the professionals and just enjoyed the show without fearing for our lives :-) All in all it was a perfect summer weekend! Hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating America's birthday!