Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy (Late) July 4th!!





I hope all of you had a great weekend! We sure did.

THURSDAY





Thursday we drove out of town in the early afternoon, arriving at Jason's parents' home in time for a late dinner and bed. After 6 hours on the road, we were TIRED, and had to be up early in the morning.

FRIDAY

Friday started early, with two of the kids taking off with their Papa, to go pick up the World War II era Jeep they were to ride in for the parade. The rest of us (3 adults and 4 children) hurried to get out of the house to get into town and get good spots for the parade.


On the way there, we drove by the house we built in 1998....I never had any pictures of the outside of it, so I got a few!!

(That is the only proof I have that *I* was actually there...see me there...in the mirror?)


It is a sad, strange comfort to me that the new owners still have not done anything with the front yard...that same yard that we did nothing with in the entire two years we owned the place....and which they have now had for 7 or 8 years.....



Then, on to the parade....



....airplanes....


....floats....



....floats with airplanes....


....Boy Scouts...


....School bands...

(This is the school my oldest attended for kindergarten and part of first grade)

(The hospital where 4 of my children were born)



....old cars....




....beauty queens....



....politicians (IN old cars)....



....new cars....


....tractors....


....baseball teams...




....one special Jeep....with a couple of special Marines (Hi, FIL!) and two really cute kids!!




....soldiers and sailors...


....and CAMELS!!! (Oh, my!!!)




And lots of pictures of my husband, mother-in-law and cute kids!

(My favorite picture of the whole weekend...MY Wonderful Sailor!!)

7 comments:

tiff said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day!

Dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip and a very special 4th! I'm so glad you stopped by my story of the Cambodian family - it was a special time for me. I'd love to hear your stories as well. Your parents sound like very special people!

Me said...

Looks like you had a great holiday! I just love the 4th of July :)

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

oops! That last comment was fro me. I was mistakenly signed in under my old account somehow. Sorry!

jennifer said...

I saw where you had come to Melissa site via me! Thanks for visiting and encouraging her!

Love the statement about the yard that no one wants to work on. I found that to be so funny for some reason.

And yes, your sailor looks quite handsome. Thanks to him and your family for your military service!

Jen

Wendy said...

Ah, what a great recap of your weekend!

Maybe someday when you're in SC again, we can find time to meet up and say hi! :)

Honeydo Doer said...

Adorable family, looks like you had a blast!