Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July Weekend

What a great weekend! Here's a recap:

Most of Friday was spent relaxing at home. We've been running around 24/7, so having a day to veg out was really nice! We went to my dads for dinner and got a chance to hang out with Grandma Shirley and some family friends. It was a low maintenance burgers and dogs kind of night, but those are the best! I even played a few games of cribbage against my dads friends and took all of their money! (okay, $3, but I was excited!!)

Another morning spent in front of the tv or reading. The new Harry Potter movie comes out next week, so we are diligently reading the most recent books in preparation! Yes, we know that we're dorks, but you love us anyway!

For lunch we headed to the home of our dear friends Jessica and Umar. We all had plans for the evening, but we decided that we still wanted to get together. So, we had a lunch BBQ instead. It was great to relax with yummy food and great friends.

Our time with Jess, Umar and gang was short, but we headed up north to meet up with Erik and Sherrie. After heading to the river to see if they won the Duck Race (up to $40k for life!! Unfortunately, they didn't win. Bummer!), we headed to a firework stand and got some great last-minute deals. It was almost 9:00pm when we got there and everything was buy-one-get-one-free! Plus some things were marked down. In the end we bought about $400+ worth of fireworks for less than $100. Jeremy and Erik got to spend a good few hours blowing things up, AND no one lost even an eyebrow. I even got to try out the fireworks setting on my cool camera. Some of them came out pretty good!
The morning was mostly dedicated to work in the yard. We had chairs to restain, a deck and patio to clean up and some pressure washing to do. Plus, just a bit of housework we'd been neglecting all weekend.

But, after our chores were done, Jenn, JP, Aidan, Noah, and Emily came up to play! JP and Jeremy set up the Slip 'n Slide and played with the boys, while us girls sat and laughed and watched them play. We ate bbq leftovers (Jenn's potato salad may be my new fav - sorry mom, but it has bacon in it!) and had yummy margaritas.

Look at Noah's cheesy grin, he just knows he's cute!

This of course meant that we got to spend some quality time with Emily too! We hadn't seen her in a few weeks and she is getting so big!

Overall we had a fantastic weekend. It was great to see family and friends and to get some much needed R&R. We hope you all had a fun and safe fourth! I will leave you with one last picture, one of cute Emily!

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