Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday USA!


I love this holiday-it's one of my favorites. Fireworks, food, and friends...such a perfect combination! This year, we decided to spend the weekend with the Leonard Family. They were gracious enough to invite us onto their boat and boy, did we have a great time. This family sure knows how entertain and fill a tummy!

Josh and I set the alarm for 6:45 Saturday morning, but hit the snooze a couple of times (we both needed the sleep). We finally got on the road by 8:00, destination: Heber Springs. After Josh kindly allowed 1 bathroom stop, we arrived at the lake house by 10:30. After some soccer talk and packing of the day's necessities, we drove straight to the boat. 

I forgot how much I love being out on the water. It is such so darn fun!

Jacob and brother Chris after barely dodging the killer garr. 

Beautiful Sommer, newly mother-to-be! (CONGRATS!)

Josh helped clean up the boat before we headed back to the house. Isn't he just so dang adorable.

Jessi and I after a day in the sun! (We applied plenty of sunscreen and it paid off! Us fair-skinned girls have to look out for each other.)

When we got back to the house, we had a WONDERFUL meal of salad, steak, chicken, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, Edward herbed-cheese bread, brownies and homemade ice cream! It was a feast fit for a king...a very fat king! 

Then, a firework display of colossus proportions! I haven't had this much fun with fireworks in a long time! Josh and I usually only buy a few sparklers and roman candles for the 4th, but this year set the bar!

Here are Chris and Josh with "The Goliath":

And Josh and Jessi with my personal favorite, fountains!

A small portion of the remnants of that night:

I'm sad that I didn't get any shots of the actual fireworks, I was too busy enjoying them. I was very impressed with the quality; we could have charged for the show! (The dogs HATED them though)

Now, I get spend the rest of my 3-day weekend at home with my hubby. I plan to get a pedicure, bake and cook to my little heart's content, and see the new Twilight movie. This is going to be the best weekend ever!!! It feels like it should be MY birthday!

Happy Birthday America! 

1 comment:

  1. Fountain fireworks are my favorite kind, too! Sadly, Harding didn't have a fireworks show this year, so I had to watch the neighbors set off Roman candles in their backyard — a poor substitute.