Thursday, July 5, 2012
July 4th Party pics
We celebrated the 4th at Nanny's house and she had it decorated beautifully. As usual, the neighborhood party crowd pulled out the stops and helped with creative ideas. Mary M. is a party powerhouse! Pat and Sam brought their famous watermelon boat. :)
I created a perfect little "invalid outpost" at a chair and ottoman, and enjoyed talking to the crowd one by one!
I ventured out to get a few pics of the kids, cousins, and action outside
And the crowd slowly grew as Nanny's golf crew showed up
We had a delicious dinner with all sorts of goodies - but our favorite is always my Chocolate Trifle. We left it there since we are always tempted to eat it for breakfast!! The boys and I enjoyed talking to Mill and Rosalie who have even better stories than most fighter pilots! He's an OB/GYN who specializes in high risk births and has researched all over the world - including in places during revolutions and danger! They are amazing people and fellow fliers - the South American stories were best - you guys lived on the edge!
My sister and her husband have a penchant for dangerous living and made some fireworks guy's day by buying the place out. They lit off hundreds of fireworks on the golf course, and we could see the neighbors' shows as well - it was wonderful! (other than wondering if I was sitting in fire ants or if the gator in the pond was awake - nothing like our hostile southern environment) Uncle Bob, Connor, and Cole ran around with flashlights and walkie talkies - it was almost as fun to watch them run like crazy as to see the fireworks! Aunt Kristen bought glow sticks to complete the fun - the girls had a great time on their first Independence Day.
Thank you to the many service men and women who make our wonderful life possible and give us our priceless freedom. We are so grateful for your sacrifices - especially those who are away from family during the holidays. And thank you to Nanny and friends for all their hard work in making everyone's day so special and to my parents opening their home to such a crowd. What a fun night!
Thanking God for our wonderful country and praying that we can continue in freedom - not using liberty for license - but for goodness to those who need our help. The orphan, the destitute, the exploited, and the hurting in this world. God Bless the USA!