Sunday, July 5, 2009

MOSAIC MONDAY-FUN ON THE FOURTH!

For Mosaic Monday hosted by our sweet Mary at Little Red House, I am sharing photos of the Fourth of July celebration (no, it's not more red, white and blue decor!)-- swimming, eating, and fireworks, all of which took place at our house. Thank you, Mary, for being such a gracious hostess for this event. Of course, if you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know that every day is mosaic day on my blog! I just "luv" mosaics!





UNDER WATER FUN FOR GRANDS (NEW UNDER WATER CAMERA FUN FOR ADULTS)!






EATING FUN!





SPARKLER FUN!


WATCHING FIREWORKS FUN!



GRANDCHILDREN COVERING EARS FUN!
(Mosaics created on Photoscape)

My grandchildren's dads had fun shooting fireworks under the pretense of entertaining their children, at least one of whom was covering his ears while screaming "I wanna go home"!

I hope everybody had a safe and fun 4th of July celebration!

Yes, our 4th was safe and fun! As I watched my son and son-in-law light fireworks, I was sure it was not going to be safe or fun--Forever the worried mother!


On the Fourth, I accidentally convinced my family that visiting blogs was a good thing! Among the foods I served, were several recipes from Blogville. I served Marinated Tomatoes (recipe from Mid Atlantic Martha), Baked Vidalia Onions (I'm sorry I failed to record whose blog featured this recipe-Please let me know if it was you, so I can give you credit), Strawberry Lemonade (recipe from Lace and Ivy Cottage), and Lemon Cream Berry Trifle (recipe from Kathleen Ellis Lifestyle Design). Since my friend, Susie, emailed me the recipe for Frozen Banana Salad, I kind of included that in the list of recipes I got from my computer! When someone raved about one of the delicious foods, I told them that I got the recipe from the computer. They gained a new appreciation for my blog visiting! Now, when I'm on the computer and they start rolling their eyes, I tell them I'm looking for recipes, and they stop the eye-rolling and smile at me! Thanks ladies. You may have helped me avoid a "computer intervention" by my family!


Be sure to go to Little Red House to see Mary's beautiful 4th of July mosaic, and to find links to all of the fun mosaics in Blogville today. Thank you so much for visiting me. laurie

40 comments:

Caroline said...

WOW! Such great mosaics. Looks like you had a very festive weekend!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Okay Laurie, I'll post some recipes so that you can safely visit my blog. lol
ROFL at the "i want to go home" remark.
Looks like you had a really great family day!

Cindy J. said...

Oh Laurie! These are so cute! Looks like a wonderful day..we had a great fourth too, wish I had my camera...gosh you know how bad I am about that.. Well sweetie, sounds like you had some yummy food via all your friends. Hope you get some rest. Love, Cindy

puddin07 said...

Laurie, your Grandchildren are so cute, and it looks like such a fun day! I'm glad you have avoided an intervention! LOL! Love Ya! Connie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Fantastic mosaics Laurie! I'm loving the underwater camera! I bet all the adults were having fun with that one.
Fireworks are banned in our area, thank goodness! No more having to worry they'll blow themselves up anymore for me!
You're too funny - looking for recipes, huh? You need to start farming with us at Farm Town - just don't tell the family! ☺ Diane

Mary said...

Your mosaics are really summery and cheerful, your fourth of July pictures are really nice, it sounds like you had a great holiday with your family. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

NatureStop said...

Your mosaics speak for themeselves that you and your family had a great time.Lovely!!

Shantana

xinex said...

Hi Laurie! Your grandkids had such a good time and I know all the adults did too. You are getting so good in creating mosaics! I enjoyed looking at all of them...Christine

Chandy said...

Laurie you'll have to teach us how to do that mosaic and all those great fireworks you captured on that camera of yours! Wowie, they're amazing! And glad that we can help keep you blogging through the recipes. LOL

Riet said...

Such great mosaics. They all had a good time I can see.

Cindy said...

Laurie,
You are so talented! These are gorgeous! What darling grandkiddies you have and I bet they love visiting their Grandma! Like I said before, I would love to be one of your grandkiddies ! LOL, I guess I'm a tad too old! Hugs, Cindy

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
Your pictures are wonderful! That is the greatest camera. The shots are so fun. Whose place had all those lovely little tables set up like that? Your little grandbabies are adorable...what fun you had. Isn't blogging a great place for recipes...I DO so agree.

Sometimes I think people think I'm on here with some imaginary people or something. I am amazed at how many don't even know what blogging is...or how I have time to do this...but once I start telling them about my friends including Laurie in Arkansas *s* who had all this snow..and show pictures..and lovely collections and .... all the "evidence" that these people are real...*s*...and I've gotten to know them by "seeing" them most every day...they get very interested and they smile too...

have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing such fun pictures..
Judi

Mary said...

An underwater camera? What FUN!!! Love all your mosaics, Laurie. Thanks for sharing the fun at Mosaic Monday. :)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laurie! I love your mosaics...especially the underwater shots! Amazing! And you are right about the fireworks being for the dads! I saw that with my family this 4th also! lol Looks like you had another wonderful fun-filled holiday with the grandchildren! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Those photos are so cool. The underwater shots and the ones of fireworks are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

ellen b said...

What fun! The 4th really is a great holiday for those older guys :0)
They can start fires and make loud noises without anyone wondering...
Love that you won them over to the joys of blogging with such great food! Have a good week...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie - what a wonderful 4th at your house! (we're not surprised of course!) Love the mosiacs - I need to learn how to do those. So glad that my little tomato recipe could "help you out" (too funny!) You're grandchildren are so precious and you sure get my nomination for "Bestest of Grandma's"!
I love-love-love fireworks - but we didn't get to see any this year:( - we've made a pact to go to Charleston, S.C. next 4th with two other couples and see the fireworks over water (my favorite) - I agree with you about them being dangerous though - I only want to see fireworks that somebody I don't know is setting off - people trained and experienced. There was a horrible accident in N.C. -- a grim reminder of how dangerous they truly are.

Have a wonderful week - I always look forward to seeing what you're up to next!

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like a FUN 4th!

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a lot of fun,beautiful pictures!

xashee's corner said...

you did a GREAT job with photographing the fireworks!! sounds to me like you had a WONDERFUL time! Thanks soo much for sharing your holiday!!! :) Have an AWESOME day!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Laurie,

You are the mosiac master!! These are really terrific!!
I think you must of had a great time over the weekend taking all the photos to make these mosaics!!
How cool that you can take underwater photos too!

TTYL!
Sherri:)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Beautiful mosaics. It's my first time joining in on Monday Mosaics. I see that I could learn a few things from you! Love your blog!

Suzy said...

Nice mosaics! I love the water one.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love all your Mosaics, Laurie...looks like you guys had lots of fun! :-)

KBeau said...

Fantastic photos, especially the underwater camera shots. Love your mosaics as usual. Looks like you had loads of fun.

Mama said...

Great mosaics Laurie, glad you all had a wonderful time and all the recipes sound delicious, love the underwater mosaic, happy week to you, Kathy.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl you did have some fun...I love how you always do a child's table for the grandbabies...Good grief Laurie all mine sit at the adult table now of course the youngest is 21 I guess he's allowed ha ha !! love all your beautiful mosiacs you did for the fun day my friend...May you have a great week...and keep that puter on just never know when you'll find another great food item ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

printersdevil said...

Wonderful mosaics! These were a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by Playing Dishes and leaving your comments and also for adding my button about Christmas in July Tablescape Party. I hope you join us with a table this week. Come back for more chances to win the holiday tablecloth on July 25!

Nancy said...

What adorable pics! Looks like you all had lots of family fun! Nancy

Connie said...

LAURIE, YOU AND PHOTOSCAPE ARE QUITE A TEAM.
I love the red/white one and also the superb fireworks. What a nice time you must have had.
Really neat post!

Sue said...

You are a mosaic master!!! Gorgeous shots of the fireworks and the underwater grands. Glad you had fun and didn't have to have an intervention. :-) Sue

Nicole ~ said...

It looks like you and your family had a wonderful 4th of July celebration. The underwater camera is pretty neat!!

Thanks for sharing, Nicole

Melissa Miller said...

How fun this looked and your mosaics are so pretty Laurie!
Your grandchildren are really cute! :)

marty39 said...

Those grandchildren are just gorgeous. Looks like you had a great time. Love the mosaic. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

WOW! Those were great...All American family fun!!!
Hope you are well!

Carol said...

Great photos from your celebration! Your Grandkids are so cute!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Laurie, these are all fabulous! I love the underwater mosaic. Gorgeous!!

Smilingsal said...

What pretty grandkids, and what fun you had!

susan said...

Laurie--Thank you so much for this! This falls into my "Questions you thought were too dumb to ask" category. I thought I was the only person in Blogland who did not know how. When I get back from the beach I am going to work on. Sorry you missed "Wicked"! I would so have loved to meet you! Thanks again!

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