July 4th has come and gone, and we had the fun opportunity to hang out with our friends Greg and Libby and some of Libby's family. They treated us to a shrimp boil at Libby's sister's house in Marianna, which is about an hour from Wewa. We met a few new people and we ate and ate and ate. At first when Libby invited us she asked, almost apologetically, if we were okay with not having the usual 4th of July fare such as hamburgers and hotdogs. I assured her it was fine. It was even more fine when we arrived at her sister's house and saw not only huge shrimp, but crab legs as well. I can't tell you how excited I was when I realized that they were adding crab to the mix. I wish I'd taken a "before" picture of the literal mountain of food that was set before us. Shrimp, crab, sausage, corn on the cob, and potatoes were piled on top of one another in the middle of the table and we dove in.
This photo represents only a fraction of what we ate, and is only part of what was left over. Our generous hosts gave us bags of left overs to bring home with us, much to my joy!
Addie spent some of her time that day poolside.
We were unable to actually swim after taking so much time to chat inside and Addie took a great nap while we were there. By the time we would have made it in the pool, it was time for us to head back to Wewa to meet up with some of the kids to watch fireworks.
Given that clapping in church prompts Addie to widen her eyes as large as saucers and squirm a bit, we were unsure about how she would react to the much louder fireworks. Intially, she had the same reaction - big eyes, kicking legs - but after the first couple of BOOMS