Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day

Our day began with American spirit - both in clothing and in shopping.

We stopped at IKEA so I could get a frame for my new letterpress print, which is simple and inspiring.

I came prepared for their ice cream and brought my red, white, and blue sprinkles along to spruce things up. I can't think of a better breakfast.

At the grocery I needed to pick up a few last minute things for the weekend and I was beyond excited to find corn on the cob, which seems to be a rarity here.

Stefan kept commenting how delicious it was and I had to remind myself that there are quite a few foods that we both associate with family events or holidays that are entirely new and foreign to each other.

It's still unbelievable to me that he'd never had corn on the cob before.

Lunch, dinner, and left overs were, and still are, plenty. In addition to the corn on the cob, I made: baked potato salad, deviled eggs, fruit salad, wasabi crusted tuna, and an oreo dessert.

It was nice to talk to family celebrating at my Grandma's house. She sure was being the jokester and answered the phone saying, "city morgue, you stab `em we slab `em" as she hysterically laughed. It's good to see she was having such a great time and her sense of humor is alive and well.

Between serenading me with various patriotic songs, Stefan asked if people exchange gifts on the 4th. I gave him my smarmy response - the best gift of all, time together.

Hopefully your 4th of July was wonderful as well, even if you weren't celebrating the American way.


Melaina25 said...

We had corn-on-the cob as well. It's so expensive here! Maybe it's just cheap in Ohio :)

Caitlin said...

The corn looks amazing and I love that print. Very cool.

Emily said...

I'm so glad you celebrated as well! Now that you mention it I rarely do see core fields, like in Ohio. Ours was 1.99€ and from Spain.

I got the print from etsy - it's super pretty in person.

JoernandAllison said...

I can't believe Stefan has never had corn on the cob! He's really been missing out. I make Joern jealous every summer when I go home and eat lots of corn. Its still better at home, and I'm considering smuggling my own plants (not really,) but the corn you get here is better than nothing.
Your 4th meal looks wonderful, and very healthy, Oreo dessert included.
Grandma sounds like a hoot, glad you got to share the gift of time with your family and Stefan this 4th of July!

sarah said...

you're coming to japan?? Yay!! Where are you going to go?

Emily said...

Yes! We are thrilled. We will be using the Japan Rain to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. From everything I read, I already know that we are going to have a fantastic visit.