Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 4th Fun!

Caution: Long post. Lots of pictures though!

On Friday when I got home from work, we threw things together and headed to the family's river house on the Suwannee for 2 days of fun in the sun, errr...I mean fun in the clouds and rain. Not so much sun.

First though, we were starving by the time we made it half-way we had a quick stop at SONIC! It was all of our FIRST time eating there and it was SO SO SO GOOD! The kids had their FIRST, SONIC slushie (or whatever you call those things).

On Friday night, Cecil's brother, Edward, and his girlfriend, Jenni, came down to stay with us. They brought a box full of sweetness!! These cupcakes were SO SO SO GOOD. Trust me. I had 2. And that's all I'm going to say about that. They were SO GOOD until I remembered I had to get into a bathing suit. Um. 2? Not such a good idea!

The boys had never seen cupcakes that came in a nice box. They weren't so sure about them.
Nolan was a no-go on the cupcakes, but Carter helped himself to a chocolate one. That's my boy!

How cute is that?! I'm sure my face looked like that after I finished mine too!
After eating cupcakes and lounging, (and waiting for the rain to slack off), the big boys decided it was time to light some fireworks. Here is Cecil and his brother Edward setting them up for the big show!
I have to admit that the fireworks above the water were beautiful! These are probably 2 of the best shots I got Friday night.
Isn't this one just GORGEOUS????????????????
Saturday morning dawned bright and early (minus the bright part)--but that did not deter everyone from having some water fun (well you know I don't get in that water, but everyone else did).

The boys had fun playing in the shallow area in the morning, while the big boys (Grandaddy included) worked underneath the house on a few projects.

After projects were done and snacks were had, we decided it was time for some jet skiing and tube riding!

Cecil & Carter getting ready to tube!

YES! This is my Carter tubing by himself!! Cecil was with him, but fell off, and Carter just held right on and kept on going! And YES, in case you were wondering, I was TERRIFIED!!
After tubing, it was time for jumping.....(and yes, that is Nolan diving off the dock)

More jumping....

More flipping. Um. Yes. That is the hubs. Doing a back-flip off the dock.
Late that afternoon, the hubs and I left to attend my brother's annual 4th of July party which is always a smashing hit!!! How can it NOT be with all these fireworks???

My brother and I.....

Me and my awesome SIL...and the hubs with SIL.

Lotsa fun at my brother's party...balloon tossing....fireworks, the whole nine yards!

By far, these are some of the neatest and most "different" pictures I took at my brother's party!

This was garland on the edge of a table and right when I went to take the picture, the wind blew slightly and gave it this cool effect! I love it!

This is actually a paper would have never guessed so, huh?
And last but not least....fireworks!!!!!!!! What a great night!

Happy 4th!!!



  1. Those cupcakes look delish! IMO, the lake, fireworks, family, and friends is about the best thing in the world! Too fun!

  2. Looks like you had a fun time! I love the 4th!!

  3. What a great time! So many family memories to reflect back on. Our 4th was full of family time, too. Love it!!!!!


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