Jul 3, 2011

4th of July...On the 2nd

Since the 4th of July falls on a Monday this year and currently Josh and I live in yet ANOTHER country that doesn't celebrate some of the major American holidays...Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day (What the heck were we thinking moving here?!?), my new friend Kelsey hosted a Fourth of July potluck at Grand Anse Beach for all of us Americans.  Oh yeah, and we celebrated Canada Day which is on July 1st as well.

I tried to get a little festive with my potluck additions and I think they turned out pretty great!
Red, White, and Blue fruit skewers!
Rice Crispy Treat Patriotic Stars
Rice Crispy Treat Cake!
Kelsey's decorations at the beach were very cute.  And all of the food was extremely delicious.
Kelsey's USA and Canada cookies. (Her hubs is Canadian)
It could not have been a better day for a potluck at the beach.  The sun was shining and ocean water was crystal clear.  We've been here almost two weeks and I still can't believe we actually LIVE here.
About half of the group.  Most of the familes with kids left earlier in the day.
It was such a fun day, celebrating America's independence.  And even though it wasn't 4th of July in Gramma's backyard pool with the cousins, Uncle Jerry BBQ'ing, Mom's homemade icecream, and Dad lighting fireworks in the front yard, it was still a great day.


On another note, I've been snorkeling around everytime I go to the beach these last couple of weeks looking for shells.  Look at my findings in just two weeks!
Sand Dollar! I can't wait to find more!
Have a great 4th of July everyone!


  1. cute post!! love all your beach finds :)

  2. Love these pics and your shells! Yall celebrated Independence on a GREAT day. If I may geek out on you for a second, the continental congress actually voted on independence on July 2, the actual declaration says July 4 but no one even signed it until almost a month later on August 2. :) Nerd alert!