Saturday, July 4

4 for the 4th

1. We are able to gather at the Lake House with Celeste, Doug, Beege, Libba, and JC. It is one of only a couple times a year that we are all together along with T'giving and C'mas. **Josh we missed you!
2. Holidays always seem to be defined by food. Some of the strongest memories I have are food traditions. The 4th is no exception. There has been tons of food but we have had all the traditional ones too - fried fish, pimento cheese, homegrown tomatoes, stuffed eggs, watermelon, ribs and homemade ice cream.
3. Because we are out at the lake we don't usually have the opportunity to see professional fireworks. Some years we have bought fireworks but we didn't this year. We did buy some sparklers which were big fun even when you do them and it isn't quite dark yet!
4. Kids frequently remind us that the simple things are the most fun. Carly has had big fun today looking for treasures on the sand bar, digging in the sand, swimming, a foam water gun, splash ball, sparklers, old maid card game,a star headband, slip n' slide, and time with cousin JC.

9 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

Looks like a fun day!!!

Your photos are spectacular - - - or maybe I should say "SPARKtacuLER"

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Who is the guy in the yellow shirt?

Looks like fun! You need some red, white or blue on- that green shirt doesn't look to festive with your head attire.

Anonymous said...

Glad all had a great week-end. Daddy didn't miss checking water for the first time in years! He's enjoying his retirement more and more each day. Love to all...If you read this Josh...Take Care
Mam-Mam

Alisa said...

Happy 4th- Looks like you had tons of fun! Carly's lips look so cute and pink on the 4th photo.

Kim Sue said...

I think Kool-Aid was responsible for those red lips :o)

Kimberly said...

All I can say is GO NAVY! I love that pic. My daddy and father-in-law were both Navy. I am so glad you had such a great time.

Keetha said...

This looks like everything Independence Day should be. :-)

Jill said...

This looks like such a great day! I think the food can definitely make or break a holiday gathering, so it's really wonderful when it makes it!

Natasha said...

That is a great pic of Carly at the end sliding into the water. Looks like a fun holiday!