Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Holiday Weekend

So, this last weekend was the fourth of July, our Independence Day holiday here in the US (for anyone who might read this and doesn't live here), and my personal FAVORITE holiday. I'm not sure why it's my favorite, it just always has been, followed closely by Halloween. I think it's probably because my dad loved it when I was growing up. He loved fireworks as much as I do now, and we always found a place near the Stadium of Fire (a big firework show at the University near where I live) to watch. And we always had family barbecues and went to the parades. That must have changed because he didn't seem to into it when I talked to him yesterday lol. He was going home to cool off and relax rather than watch any fireworks. Old man lol.
Anyhow, this year I wasn't able to go see the fireworks, and I was a little bummed. Until last night lol. There is a new law here in Utah that allows the purchase and personal use of aerial fireworks (YAY!). And, I have to say, alot of our neighbors were into it. I had plenty of fireworks going off all around my house until after 11:00 pm last night. It was so cool. And, I'm glad they can afford them, because I sure can't lol. No room in the budget for that on unemployment.
The rest of the weekend went pretty well too. On Saturday we just did some projects around the house. Ok, mostly Shane did them. But I hung out with him in the desert heat and handed him tools, so I get some credit. Then Sunday we went to Shane's dad's house for a light lunch and hung out for a couple hours.
We went out to Burraston Ponds again yesterday with Pam, John, and their boys. The men caught a few good sized fish (and let most of them go), Dustin caught a crawdad (ewww!), and Pam and I swam in the pond with the boys (also kind of ewww, but washes off in the shower lol). We had a great time. We brought snacks, and Pam brought sandwiches for everyone, so we just made a day of it. I did cut my toe, so did Pam, and Dustin cut his foot. And Shane got a really bad sunburn on his face, but he was offered sunscreen. I tell ya people--you CAN get a sunburn through cloud cover. But, all in all we had a blast. I think we'll be spending a lot of time down there this year. It's free, close, and fun!
Well, that was the weekend in a nut shell. Thanks for reading if you got all the way to the bottom here lol.

1 comment:

Marlene said...

Sounds like you had a nice July 4th holiday.

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