Sunday, July 13, 2008

4th of July

So for many of you that may know, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I love it! First and foremost I love fireworks. I mean literally LOVE them! It is always fun to not only spend time with your family, but without having to worry about gifts. And you can't beat summer nights and bbq's. Plus it's one of the few holidays that is such a community day. There are activites in the parks, and concerts just to name a few. It is so fun to feel so patriotic and feel like I share something in common with the whole community. It is fun to see everyone dressed up and wish everyone a happy fourth without worrying if someone is from a different religion. The past two years I haven't been able to do my usual 4th which involves walking on a beach in Cannon Beach, Oregon to have strawberry shortcake and watch the cute local parade which always has a dauschaund dressed up like a hot dog. Then off to lunch at the Lazy Susan, concert in the park, and then driving to Seaside, which is a cute carnival town, to have elephant ears (similar to scones) and then watch fireworks over the ocean, which is absolutely unbelieveable.
Kiss Kiss!!

Well because of school this year we spent the 4th in Utah. But it was so fun! Thursday night we went to a bbq up at the cabin and then off to the Oakley rodeo! It was fun to feel I was part of the old west and was a cowgirl!
This is Preston's mom Deanne and me getting ready for the Rodeo!

Preston and me before the Rodeo started! It was such a nice night!

On Friday we went to his grandpa's ward for breakfast and they had good old Clayton productions perform. Then after we went and laid in his grandpa's pool and had lunch.
At breakfast they had his grandpa help participate in the song "Passenger Train" and he got to be the passenger. It was soo funny!

Then we went home to shower and were off to his Aunt Wendy's for tinfoil dinners. (we were supposed to do them up the canyon, but it was super crowded.) Then after we got home we headed to our favorite ice shack, Island Flavor for the usual (Tiger's Blood, Raspberry Colada with Ice cream in it!) Delicious! We then walked to my gram's to see the cute puppy my cousin was babysitting.

The puppy loved our icee! He got his head stuck in the cup and walked around with it on his head! It was hilarious!

This is my mom and her annual star head band! It looks more like bug antennas! ;-)

After we walked home we got our camp chairs and then walked to Holladay Elementary for the concert and fireworks. It was such a fun 4th!

This is the family before the fireworks. Mom and Dad and my Aunt Michelle and Uncle Rick!


Brian said...

I didn't realize how much fun we were having...great commentary!

Lisa said...

It was fun seeing you guys up at the cabin! It was great that you were around to come to the rodeo this year. The snow cones you were talking about sound awesome. Where is Island flavor at? Is it somewhere is Salt Lake?

Stephanie and Levi (and Claire) said...

k so your hair looks so cute in those pictures. also, i'm glad you've had elephant ears 'cause that's what i call them and no one's ever heard of that!!! another thing, i don't know why we haven't hung out in a bit. let's get on that soon. and last but not least, i still need a haircut badly so i'll be calling soon to make an appointment. man oh man, it's getting baaaaaddd.