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Happy Indpendence Day!

by Meghann on July 4, 2010

April’s wedding was a blast last night, but waking up with a pounding head and an empty stomach was not.

I was wide awake by 7:00 am thanks to my headache, but was a good girlfriend/ sister/ daughter by keeping myself busy with blogging and Facebook instead of waking everyone else up to entertain me. I had to show great restraint on that one. ๐Ÿ™‚

After an hour my stomach couldn’t take it anymore and I gave in by texting everyone else for breakfast.

We headed down the street to IHop where I took advantage of the ‘IHop for Me’ menu.

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I ordered the whole wheat french toast combo that came with scrambled eggs and turkey bacon.

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I’m not a fan of regular syrup, but love the strawberry syrup IHop has. Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

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My body was craving water, so I also ordered the not-worth-six-dollar fruit bowl.

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We watched the bride and groom open some wedding gifts after breakfast – I want to get married and register for ultra-cool kitchen gadgets!!! – and then wished them well on their 7-day honeymoon cruise!

Bon Voyage April and Jason!!

The plan was to play in the sand at the beach all day and watch fireworks, but the weather pretty much sucked for that activity. Instead we decided to just take a lesuirely stroll before heading home.

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On the way back to my parents I split a bowl of fruit with Derek

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And had a Cashew Cookie Larabar.

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For lunch everyone pitched in to create a seafood feast!

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We had fried fish, homemade crab cakes, homemade coleslaw, potato salad, plantains, corn, potato rolls, and homemade cocktail sauce.

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So much good food! I had a little bit of everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mmm…. the perfect Fourth of July meal. We were going to cook out, but the weather was not cooperating. I think our fish fry was a nice compromise. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would love to say that Derek and I had big plans to celebrate the Fourth of July, but we don’t. I think we’re both still recovering from all the celebrating we did last night. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank goodness it’s a three day weekend!

I think the plan is to go see a movie and maybe catch the tail end of a random fireworks display if possible. That plan sounds like a winner in my opinion!

Have a great Fourth of July everyone!

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1 Allison July 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Aye, I don’t have any big July 4 plans either, but I think I’m alright with that. Sometimes taking it easy on a three-day weekend is a good thing. =)

Also…. SIX bucks for that fruit salad! Craziness!!

2 kaztronomic July 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Aww, sorry about the headache. Lots of water tends to help me when I’m feeling the effects of the drink.

A fish fry sounds so much more fun than any old barbecue, anyway. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy 4th to you, too!

3 Ibelis July 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I didnt know that IHop offered healthier options…good to know! My 4th of July is currently being spent at work :(..but its slow so time to catch up on my blogs!!!

4 Katherine: What About Summer? July 4, 2010 at 6:38 pm

you are such a good hostess always! What kind of collar is around puppy’s neck?

5 TorontoGirloutWest July 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Is that one of those collars people use to keep their puppies from barking?

I didn’t know your puppers was territorial. Daisy tends to think she’s a big guard dog and announces when anyone is nearby!

6 La Historiadora de Moda July 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I haven’t been to IHOP in so long I didn’t even know about their “IHOP for Me” menu selections! Your family’s seafood feast looks amazing! I hope you have a great rest of your holiday!

7 Stacey July 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Looks like you had a good day. I’ve been to the States quite a few times but have never been to an IHOP which is weird because I love pancakes!!

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