I was somewhat trapped in my own head this Independence Day, celebrating an internal anniversary between God and myself. But we did have a great weekend with Ryan's family in Eau Claire, celebrating together. Here are some pictures to share!
We decided to try grilling a turkey. We brined it first because we were concerned it would dry out in the grill.
Stay tuned for pictures of the end result!
|Ryan havin' a beer...|
We had some fun with fire crackers in the driveway before dinner.
|Eric's kids: Zennon (7) and Ava (5)|
|It was worth every minute of effort. Let me know if you want the details of technique. I don't care if I eat an oven roasted turkey ever again!|
|Ava wanted the turkey leg. It might be the best picture of the weekend!|
After we just hung around until dark, when the Fireworks and S'mores came out!
We grilled s'mores on the patio... light off "s'more" fireworks... and watched a huge fireworks display in a neighboring yard! What a great and relaxing evening!
|Uncle Ryan wanted to play too!|
|MaryBeth and Ryan toasting...|
|Ryan: Maxin' and relaxin'...|
|Zennon: Two-fisted s'mores...|