In Oregon, a warm and sunny 4th of July is rare. Many a year, I have been in a sweater, jeans and uggs, while shivering and watching fireworks. This year was a delightful exception! It was a gorgeous 80 degrees, sunshine and a perfect day for getting together with family. This year, my husband, Binky and I headed over to my parents house for a good old fashioned BBQ. While mom and I were working on the ribs, potato salad and baked beans, my brother, dad and husband went golfing. While they weregolfing, we found time to relax in the sun, with Binky, and had some great mother-daughter time. I am so lucky that my mom is truly one of my best friends. Once the guys returned home from golf, we ate the delicious dinner and had a wonderful time. Binky had so much fun running around in my parents yard all day, that she couldn't even keep her eyes open on the way home - she was one very tired pup. All-in-all, it was a perfect day! Family, sunshine and tasty food. It doesn't get any better than that!