Happy Fourth of July...
Happy Fourth of July...

... to my fellow Americans. (It's so cool to be able to say that) 


And today is going to be a fun day. We've got our 18-year-old niece staying with us for a few days. And she's turning into a proper all American girl. We've been mall rats (she and I shopped 'til we dropped while my husband trailed behind us carrying our purchases.)


Yesterday we went to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox beat the Angels, and she loved the whole experience, even the hotdog.


Today we're having a cookout before going to a local firework display. And tomorrow her parents are joining us and we're all heading to NYC and DC for a week.