Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oh, And By the Way...

Happy 4th of July!
(just a little late BUT it is still July)
Since I mentioned 4th of July in my last post, I might as well show you what we did.
If you have been "following" me for over a year 
than you know that July 4th is my most absolute favorite holiday.
I L.O.V.E. IT!!
After seeing the pics you might understand why...

We start the day off with a 5k race.
(This was the first year that I ran it)

Warming up and Stretching

Jake, Calvin, Weston, Elizabeth, Mark and Josh
getting in position on the start line
Lauren, Alli, Hudson, Grace, Abbi and Emilie 
waiting for the race to begin

Tessa, Julia and Hope
Our cheerleaders
Gma June, Cooper and Brian also cheered us along.

Look at these guys!
And check out Mark's footwear...
No socks!!!
And the kid is fast.
(he beat me. not that that is saying much)

 Maggie, Abbi and Emilie
(great form Em)

 Calvin and Paul

 Grant, Josh and Me


What a race.
Yes, I finished and I didn't die. Almost... but I didn't.

after the race, we eat.
It is the most fabulous pancake feed - E.V.E.R.!
Pancakes (of course)
 Hash browns, eggs, sausage,
 a bowl of fruit,
 and the choice of milk, choco milk or juice.
It's a feast!

Caleb, Sam and friend, Jason
played in 3 on 3 bball tourney.
They got 3rd!

The Whole Crew
(except for Caleb and Sam)

The 3 awesome Dads of this crew
Paul, Brian and Grant

We hung out at the park for awhile then headed home for naps.
Grilled hamburgers.
Ate homemade ice cream.
Watched some fireworks.
Went to bed.

My favorite holiday.
Why? you ask.
Well, I think it boils down to the fact that the town entertains me and my family all day.
My one day "off" from entertaining.
No organizing activities, food or schedules.
Just play.
Don't get me wrong - I love to entertain but I do enjoy being entertained once a year.

Thanks America!!
I love you.

1 comment:

Anderson, Party of Five! said...

Love this! You go girl! Can't wait for dinner with the Zwahlens! You say when!