Monday, July 07, 2008

July 4th weekend wrap-up

I did very little blogging over this past holiday weekend and spent considerable time enjoying family time. I was on call Thursday the third, so I didn't dare to risk going home for the annual fireworks display for fear that, if called, I wouldn't be able to respond quickly enough, with the traffic congestion and all. Grandma, the girls, and Aunty Michelle said that they were spectacular. Uncle Jacob and Kristi arrived on the afternoon of the 4th for the weekend. The weather was perfect for a fourth of July celebration, and we all made the most of it: from visits with friends and neighbors, setting up the tent, sipping margaritas or beer, and Pepsi products, swimming and more swimming and reading and ladder toss, to camp fires and marshmallow roasting. That was just on the fourth. Saturday was filled with swimming, skipping stones, shopping, napping, reading, and trying to catch fish in a plastic cup. Jay and Kristi went to Lucas and Christy's wedding reception while the rest of the clan went to Bedrock for dinner and....ICE CREAM! (I've decided that I need to recapture the patience, as well as the imagination of a 7 year old trying to catch fish in a plastic cup!!!!). We watched ducks and geese and a weasel, sunsets and and kitties lounging in the windows. We went kayaking and took a toad with us in Hailey's kayak. Crystal learned to kayak with grandma's help. We saw Richard get in the boat, and Scott brought Crystal a net to make catching fish a little easier. We BBQ'd and ate ,and, and ,and well we were just busy.



Blogger Merelyme said... many great photos! love the one of the frog and the cat. sounds like you had a terrific fourth of july weekend...good for you!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

I love, love, love those photos. It seems like you had great family time.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing such a fun filled weekend. Those geese at sunset were STUNNING!

Loved the swing chair "reader."

We had a quiet BBQ and a "Band of Brother's" DVD marathon. Have you seen it?


3:39 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

WOnderful photos ... they say it all reaLLY ... family fun, nothing like it. This post has made me feel all warm and glad!

5:38 AM  
Blogger paisley said...

oh rel those sunset shots are spectacular... looks like a good time was had by all.. what a great holiday!!!!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Absolutely perfect.


Thank you for sharing it, every single photo took me to summers I've known, and each one was wonderful.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

12:35 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Looks like tons of fun. Man, I'd love to live by a lake (or near the ocean)! Yeah, the frog and the geese at sunset photos were my favorites.

11:17 AM  
Blogger twitches said...

Love the pictures!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

...and a good time was had by all. Loved the photos, Rel. That sunset is spectacular.

3:26 AM  

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