Friday, July 15, 2016

4th of July 2016

4th of July is usually one of my favorite holidays. Hmpf! But this year's festivities were not quite to festive. 

The day started with rain. Phooey! We got ready in our red/white/blue and headed to the parade. But, on the way the rain began to POUR down. Cam turned the van around and went back home. After about 15 min. the rain let up but most of the family didn't want to go. Party poopers!! 

So, I took Sis and George and just the three of us had a lovely RAIN FREE time at the parade. Plus, Grandma and Grandpa met us there. 

After the parade we hung out at home and got our festive food ready. Then off to our first stop of parties. Thank goodness we have friends that invite us over. We had fun visiting with the first group of friends and then headed for our second party. 

We also had a lovely time at party number two. We had a delicious dinner! Just as I finished my dinner Cam announced that we had to go. Go? What?! Already?! Hmpf. Well, I was annoyed but Cam had to work the next morning and yes he does get up early for work. Blah, blah, blah. 

So...we were home by 8:00 PM. Great! Only 2.5 hours until we could see the fireworks from our house. Tick Tock Tick Tock. Finally I couldn't wait any longer....meaning that I was too tired and the kids were bugging me so I went to bed. Poor Cam was only woke up about 57 times throughout the night with loud fireworks going off. Our city has a ban on them but apparently nobody was following the law. 

The next day the kids said they saw lots of great fireworks from their bedroom windows. I saw none. Oh the joys of getting older. 

I'll leave you with a good "It's a Dog's Life" photo. Sis was giving Rocket a "Noogie". Ha!! 


  1. Summer in in the northwest is certainly taking its time this year...soon, though. The parade was also shorter than many we've seen - but there was still an appreciative crowd and we didn't have to wear sunblock. Grampa and I were in bed early, also...very quiet except for the official booms over the bay and the occasional unofficial lawbreaker-bangs. There is next, year, and I keep waiting to see the grands in the parade...perhaps in the band?

  2. Happy 4th of July! I was on call so stuck at home :-( I'll be happy for next year because I'll be retired! :-) Maybe we can go to the parade with you.



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