But it was, after all, my first time hosting family on the 4th.
The 4th was never my thing.
It was always my brother's thing, until he moved far away a few years ago. He and his family always hosted the big pool party with tons of friends and neighbors and great views of the fireworks.
All I did was bring a side, and maybe a carafe of margaritas.
You see, my thing is my annual Kentucky Derby party. I love Christmas and hosting family. And then there are the fall holidays - Halloween and Thanksgiving, which I love everything about.
But the 4th?
Red and white okay, but I don't own a single thing that is blue...nada.
Until this year...
My niece and nephew happened to be visiting for the holiday, so I invited more family and decided to go for it.
Like I said, I went a little crazy... Hope you enjoyed your 4th as much as I did!