28 Jun Remembering and Celebrating 4 for the 4th
Life is funny. There are signs that show themselves at the strangest times. When I was growing up, I frequented a restaurant with my family in Washington, DC, that’s now long gone. But they had an appetizer dish called Four, Four and 4: fried chicken fingers, fried zucchini, french fries (I believe… it’s been awhile) and fried okra. It was so darn good. After eating all that, I didn’t need an entree.
Remembering that amazing dish, led me to think about another special occasion that’s coming up.
On July 4, 2017, I will celebrate not only this country’s Independence but my son’s 4th birthday on the 4th! He’s as Independent as our Nation. He doesn’t need someone to always play with him. But he’s quick to make friends on the playground when he’s ready: from the smallest ant to the tiniest human. I saw him befriend a one-year-old one day. It was the cutest thing. My independent son, loves nature, especially the water. I’m still amazed how he can swim in it and play with it, for hours and still say to me, “Mommy, I’m not ready yet,” when I tell him it’s time to go home.
I love this little guy.
It also dawned on me that today it’s been 4 months since I launched Triplicity by Craft, which most recently has showcased myself and my brood of 3 traveling quite a bit. If you’re doing your math that equals 4 (Joelle, Harrison, William and Mommy).
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First stop on our tour of Greenville, SC, was The Nose Dive restaurant. Their Saturday brunch was so good. We had a great view of the Farmers Market and look who we “ran” into: Grandma!! My mother just so happens to be celebrating a birthday today too. Happy birthday, Mom! My apologies for not being able to capture the scrumptious Fried Chicken and Waffles or the avocado toast that we ordered but I was able to capture the grits!! I am a self-proclaimed food snob when it comes to grits. I blame it on my parents’ Southern upbringing. And get this .. surprise, surprise … The assortment of toppings at the Grits Bar included Tikka Masala sauce! 🙌🙌🙌 They recieved serious kudos from this Indian food lover for that. Nicely done! #yesthatgreenville #greenvillesc
I don’t usually talk about signs and wonders, but COME ON! LOL
Happy 4th of July, Everyone.