We had our friend from Phoenix stay with us for the weekend. It was laid-back times peppered with grilling out, baseball, and fireworks. All-American in the traditional past-time sense.
The rain let up just before we all hopped on our bikes (how eco-friendly) to head over to the golf course for the fireworks show. It's been raining so much here that we were prepared with a tarp, blankets, and skeeter spray in hand. Well..........our friends Dave and Julie brought a fitted sheet to sit on because that's just how they roll. Then we all got into an argument on how to fold the damn thing afterwards (the "To hell with this, just bunch and roll" vs. "flag-folding" method). I'm sure the family of 6 sitting behind us were much entertained by our colorful language.
Also, I swear that everyone suffered flaming microscopic embers landing in their eyes during the show. I wasn't one of them, but I'm sure the family of 6 behind us also appreciated my words of support which were as follows: "Does it feel like burning?" and "If your eyeballs can still feel, you're OK." and "SHAKE IT OFF, PEOPLE! Do it for your country." And because I was the only one not getting embers in my eyes, everyone thought that was highly suspicious and plotted to leave me behind after the fireworks show.
Here is a blurry pic of our rowdy bunch, you know just in case you'd like to look at a bunch of strange people you don't really know.
And hey if anyone cares, I finally got bangs! It's been 4 days and I'm already sick of them.
They do, however, hide my vast cro-magnum forehead so............ I guess we all win.
Tired kiddos peeking out of their kick-ass all-terrain bike buggy.
These two little rugrats make my maternal urges flutter.
Trust me, that is the highest compliment I could ever give your kid(s).
This is what happens when it's been raining for weeks and your dog is terrified of fireworks.....
he tries to dig himself a muddy hole to hide in.
Edit: This was due to neighborhood firecrackers going off. We left him in the safety of our home when we went to the actual fireworks show!
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend celebrating our country's independence. =]