July started off quietly enough with a 4th of July celebration at home with our neighbors. I baked my usual Martha Stewart blueberry pie, and my husband smoked chicken and ribs.
|Hard at work!|
|The group shot, not sure which camera to look at!|
The day after I got home, my family descended upon us! My brother, sister-in-law, and two nieces were visiting from California, so they came to Connecticut with my parents for a quick overnight visit. We enjoyed a boat ride along the CT shoreline and a yummy seafood dinner.
|My niece Elena and me|
They headed back to CA a few days later, but my oldest niece stayed behind for an extra three weeks so she could enjoy some quality time with grandma & grandpa (and me!). After a few days at my parents, she came back to Connecticut with me. We went to see the midnight screening of Harry Potter on opening day (even though I had only just read the first book and had no clue what was going on! Am I a good aunt or what?!!). Also managed to squeeze in a nice afternoon at the town beach and a sushi dinner. Heck, we even managed to have fun at the dollar store!