7.14.2010

whiz bang

Our 4th of July was very fun filled! My parents drove out (bless their hearts) to visit us, and we packed in as much as we could into their 4.5 day stay. To initiate them into our new state and town, we went shopping on main and hit the local Boot Barn where both Mom and Dad bought cowboy hats, and the boys got new cowboy belts with big buckles. Mom and Dad looked like they fit right in to this western town because they brought their very own cowboy boots (bought from Ream's when I was in 1st grade). Dad wore his snake skin boots and mom wore her cute gray ones. My mom also surprised me by bringing my Grandmother's cowboy hat. I love it.



Well, our state is known for fireworks, so Dad bought a mother load of illegal (to Utah) fireworks. We set less than half of them off that night, Hoosier D looming in the background, because apparently it is illegal to light off fireworks within She-town proper limits. Hoosier D didn't really want anything to do with the whole fiasco because he's gotta stay clean with the bar coming up. But Dad had a blast letting off the big ones and scaring the kids with the fire crackers. We all started getting a little nervous because of how big they were, and ended the shebang a little early, which was good because shorty thereafter a cop drove through the neighborhood just as we cleaned up the last of it. Shady town. So Dad took home a bunch of illegals, and we're hoping Chris "the daring one" will find a good place to light them off when we get to Utah.





On the fourth we watched the city's fireworks. We thought we were pretty clever by finding a nearby neighborhood outlook, but we didn't know the the retirees in that neighborhood also liked that spot. Mom ended up sitting next to some wine connoisseurs. One guy kept hitting on her and we had a good time hearing their conversation and how they had to keep "clearing their pallets" before tasting a new wine.

Mom and I played tennis and went walking almost every day. We also got to go see Eclipse which was a super fun girly time. The boys went fishing up in the mountains twice, and they loved it. I'll post some pics about that tomorrow.




Thanks for coming all that way Nan and Pop. We loved having you here with us and can't wait for the cabin!

3 comments:

Eric and Nicole Swenson said...

Haha these are so cute!!! They said that it was a blast up there! I hear it's so pretty too! I love the cowboy hats and boots haha love it! Hope you guys are doing great!!! We are so........ excited to see you guys at the cabin! xoxo

Eric and Nicole Swenson said...

Haha these are so cute!!! They said that it was a blast up there! I hear it's so pretty too! I love the cowboy hats and boots haha love it! Hope you guys are doing great!!! We are so........ excited to see you guys at the cabin! xoxo

Papa said...

Giddee-up! You forgot to mention that Beckham can laso a rope around anything stationary. We had a fabulous time, thank you so much for your hospitality! We have six of the best grandkids, and two of them are full fledged cowboys! We love you all so much and can't wait for a return trip!

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