Our 4th of July went about how you can plan for a holiday to go when you have kids and a growing business. We planned to go to friend’s around 3, but Hank got a last minute guitar session that he had to record and send over, and Etta spiked a fever around 2. I thought it was teething but she looked like this which made me a little nervous:
and all she wanted to do was nurse and hold her Fox that her daddy gave her, on her face.
Anhow, I did what I know to do for teething babies. I did peppermint and lavender essential oils on her back and chest and gave her Hyland’s teething tablets. (These are MAGIC I tell you!) This gave her the relief she needed to take a nice, long nap.
Our friends convinced us that they still wanted us to come, even 2 hours late, so somewhere in there Henry and I managed to bake a pie and whip up guacamole. I’m learning to be flexible and not let it throw me out of whack when things come up that mess with my schedule.
I adapted it a bit because I’ve never used canned pie filling, so I made my own by adding arrowroot powder, sugar, and a sprinkle of flour to frozen berries over medium heat until thickened.
I also had to add about 1/2 C of flour to the crust. I don’t know if I did something wrong, or if it due to the high humidity in the air, but either way the pie tasted, and looked, quite delicious if I do say so myself.
Hank picked up some fireworks beforehand with the boys and they had a blast, and we only “almost” burned down the front yard a few times.
I love holidays. I’m thankful we put in the effort to spend it with our sweet friends. We obviously forgot to get a picture as a couple…nothing new there. Oh, and no, my boys never wear shirts…I mean, I wouldn’t either if I were a little boy.
In other news, right before the holiday I wrote THIS POST that has been, by far, my most popular one to date. Never would I have imagined 150,000 views in 3 days. I mean. The comments have been enlightening, inspiring, and encouraging. Thanks so much you guys.
live well. be well.