Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The 4th on the 3rd and the 5th

We had a pretty big weekend with the holiday being celebrated over the course of 3 days. Here is a look into our wild weekend...

We enjoyed a delish BBQ up at the Jensen's. Afterwards, we lit smoke bombs and threw snaps all over the place.

Oliver enjoyed this unless he was being engulfed by the smoke and he LOVED being able to throw something without being told "no".

We drove out to the golf course to watch the fireworks that night. It was fun to see Oliver sit still for nearly 20 minutes straight.

The following day after church and resting up, we headed out to another BBQ at the Kattleman's. Kat made some yummy BBQ dutch oven chicken and potatoes and peach cobbler for desert.

Then we drove out to meet up with our friends to go fake camping. (fake camping is setting up tents and sleeping bags in a super nice backyard equipped with gas fire pit, pool, and anything else you may need to make a camping experience as easy as possible...)

The adults made playing with sparklers a very entertaining activity. Who knew they could be this fun.
And we ate s'mores.

Finally at around 1 we called it a night and went to our tent to get so some shut eye...but in the process we woke up Oliver and it made for a very interesting/long/tiring night that ended in a drive home at 3am with just me and O. Not cool.

But the next day O and I came back to play in the pool for about 4 hours. So much fun. Brittany and I mostly laid out while Luke and Kassidy made up any and every pool game possible to stay entertained.
Later that night, we enjoyed the fireworks at the annual Cul-De-Sac of Fire! Good food and great company is always a good mix.
Our weekend felt like it lasted a week, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. Tuesday morning we woke up a little more tired then usual, with more color on our skin, and probably a few pounds heavier, but it was well worth it. We really feel blessed to live amongst great family and friends and are grateful for all the freedoms we enjoy.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Fave

One of my favorite things about summer....

flip flop tan lines.

Happy July!