Thursday, July 5, 2012

Celebrating the 4th

Last year on the 4th of July we were with family!  This year our family is scattered; Utah, Colorado and Missouri.  I miss them.  Lots.  This was last year - don't we look like a fun crew?!
How could you NOT have fun with this group?

This year we were on our own.  We gathered with a few friends and did the normal things...eat, talk and blow things up!  But it just wasn't the same.  I found myself feeling a little melancholy - missing our family - and missing this little bug!
I mean, seriously - who WOULDN'T miss this?  Isn't she just the cutest?!  :)

 The neighborhood we were in had a LOT of people doing their own fireworks.  The air was heavy with smoke and the smell of sulpher.  It was stinkin' hot - but we didn't have to worry about mosquitoes! 
Sorry - couldn't get this picture to flip.  Yummy rice krispie treats with peanut butter M&M's!


Oreos.  Dipped in chocolate.  White chocolate.  White chocolate with blue chocolate disks in it.  More white chocolate with red chocolate disks in it for coloring.  Oreos and chocolate.  Quite fabulous if I do say so myself!

Besides our family - we were missing our friend Sandi.  We had the party at her house.  She wasn't there.  We didn't totally hijack her home while she was away - her husband was there.  We love them.  They are our family too - we just aren't related by blood.

Hope you had a fabulous day.  And if you couldn't be with family - I hope you were with friends.

1 comment:

Holli Young said...

We missed you out here too! Although we did get to enjoy little Emma. She is stinking cute and hopefully you get to see her soon. Also, your family is very fun. :)