Happy Monday to you! I hope that all my American friends had a wonderful Independence Day. Ours was quiet, and that was just fine with me! It was nice to spend the day relaxing. We ate grilled lamb chops, roasted red potatoes, skillet green beans, pasta salad, and strawberry cake. There was a big ole' watermelon ready to be sliced into, but I forgot all about it. I must be getting old.
We went to an arts & crafts festival on Saturday. I was amazed at all of the talented vendors that had their wares on display. Everything seemed much more “hand-crafted” than the art shows I'm used to attending in Florida. There was so much to see, we couldn't take it all in. I drooled over a hammock display, and I was definitely guilty of coveting one of those beauties. My favorite part of the day was sitting in the shade while listening to a bluegrass group and munching on a hot funnel cake. It was probably the only time in our lives we've enjoyed a 77 degree day in July. We never had those in Florida!
Sunday's services at church were a real blessing. We had a Southern gospel group visit, and they did a great job singing about Jesus. Steven preached a couple of great messages. I left church feeling encouraged, very thankful for the security I have in Christ, and rejoicing that my name is written in the Lamb's book of life.
When we lived in Virginia, we went to the Apple Festival. It was very similar to what you’ve described here. We loved it too and always came home with bushels of apples for apple butter and apple cake. Yumm!!!
Those hammocks ARE gorgeous! I’ve not seen anything like those before. Now you know what to save your money towards for next year. 😉
I’m glad you had such a relaxing (and cool) celebration for the Fourth! 😀
Catching up a bit here after being away for a few days. Loved reading about your summer doings. I would love one of those hammocks. I can see myself resting a lot in the shade.