Sunday, July 6, 2008

Independence Day

Independence Day
Family, Friends, Fun, and FOOD!!!

The day started with driving over the river and through the woods to hubby's Dad's house. It's become an annual tradition to meet there where the kids can swim, the adults can visit, and we all eat until we are so stuffed we can't move! (Our 4th of July menu ALWAYS includes shrimp and crab legs....better than any restaurant could attempt!!!) -oh, side note- the rings on Junior's eyes were from her goggles! We didn't beat her up. LOL :0)

Hubby was in charge of the camera this trip as I was too busy talking. (Who, me??? :0P )
This is a few of the family and friends that were there.
Hubby's ya couldn't tell, huh? LOL!

Then there's the drive back home in which all 3 kids sleep most of the way (all that swimming and eating wears them out, LOL!).
Once back home we relax and get ready to set off fireworks. Normally we go visit with some friends in our local town and watch the firework show there, but this year we were just too tired and desired a more personal time. The girls really enjoyed it.
DH (dearhubby) can make some beautiful sky shows as well. (see below ;o) ) We actually had a nice show since we could see the neighbors, a bit of the local town's (7 miles away), and some from the casino (10-12 miles away). Good thing it was such a clear night! :0)
I hope everyone had a happy 4th!!!


Sun-Kissed Savages said...

What the heck? Gotta delete all those spam comments. "Psha" on spammers.

Anyway, love your pictures!! Swimming...fireworks...and SHRIMP?! That threw off your whole Arkansas celebration. I thought you guys were the hicks from the sticks? ;-) Heh heh. I guess all that redneck talk is just a cover, huh?

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Ahhh....see, we were in OKLAHOMA...that must be the difference. LOL We're a better class of rednecks! (Is that the same as a better class of losers, like the country song? LOL)
We have some redneck Cajun friends that know how to cook some delicacies, now!

Shan said...

Hey you got a good picture of the firework action! I didn't manage. It was fun seeing that you stopped by. I've been here before as well. ;)
Some day I'll probably accost you with the same awkward exuberance I gave Wendy yesterday when I saw her for the first time outside my computer. heehee Poor girl.

Mrs Smiley Joe said...

How fun! Isn't it good to know you can count on your hubby as your camera man so that you can have your quality conversation time?!

Anonymous said...

Yes, we had a good fourth = ). The church in town does a great show each year and it's walking distance. Plus my sis and the kids were there.
Personally I like the big shows up North, but rarely get to see them. Still I think the fourth is one of my favorite holidays. I'm glad you all had fun.

Blessed Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like you guys had a great fourth. The food sounds yummy. Time with family is always nice. Like your blog. I'll visit often.

Suzanne said...

What great fun!