Showing posts with label July 4th Outdoor celebration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July 4th Outdoor celebration. Show all posts

Saturday, July 6, 2013

WE CELEBRATED AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY

 

Bargain Huntiing with Laurie

Our grandchildren (and sometimes some of the adults) were in and out of the pool all day.  When they get out of the pool, they are ALWAYS hungry.  Swimming works up an appetite.  I had healthy snacks waiting for them in the “refreshment center”. 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

My “serving table” is a bench that my sweetheart made years ago.  I attached a board to the top of the bench, which gave me two surfaces for food.

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I paid $2.00 for the metal “refreshment center” sign at the auction I recently attended.  I think it originally would have had a Coca-Cola sign attached to it, but I’m glad it was gone, because there would have been Coca-Cola collectors bidding against me if it had been there.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-4th of July

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

If I didn’t want to show you my scale, also purchased at the recent auction, I wouldn’t show you this table.  I’m calling it “the forgotten table”, because I forgot to use it on the 4th.  I had clean strawberries to put in the bowl on top of the scale, and chocolate dipping sauce to put in the little bowl inside the wooden box.  I completely forgot to take them out of the refrigerator!  So, I am now forced to dip all of those strawberries and eat them myself!

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I have admired other blogger’s scales for YEARS, but being a bargain hunter, I’ve never found a scale that was in my price range!    I was so excited to see two of them at the auction.  I lost the first one to a higher bidder, but I guess she and I were the only two at the auction who were really interested in scales.  I had a little competition in the bidding for this one, so I ended up paying $17.50 for it.  I was thrilled!

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Two of my granddaughters, waiting for the “firework parachutes” to float from the sky.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Our grandson (now 7 1/2 months old) with his mother.  Many of you prayed for Cooper when he was born at 25 weeks, weighing one pound, 14 ounces.  Look at this chubby little guy now.  He weighs over 11 pounds!  All of my grands are God-given miracles, but Cooper is our most obvious miracle.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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