Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Fourth of July 2009

Cowboy here thought it was magnificent that he was able to pilot the boat by himself. He was even allowed to take his siblings, one at a time, out for a private boat ride - great fun.

Fourth of July has become our favorite holiday, but this year was a bitter-sweet celebration. Bitter for the fact that our dear, dear friends, whom we have spent the past seven(I think) fourth of July's with, were moved out of state and there was no way to get together for this year's celebration. They are family and very dear to our hearts and we missed them so very much...missed the laughter...squeals of delight from all the children...missed the good food...missed the good company...missed the Godly fellowship that went on every Fourth of July! I gave this one up to the Lord and am asking Him to make it happen for next year.

Now to the sweetness of the husband went out the day before to get us hot dogs(can I just say yuk and barf...rats on a stick is what I call them) but that wasn't the sweet part. He also came home with life jackets and a four man, blow up boat with paddles. We had so much fun at the lake on that boat.

Afterwards a dear friend, whose family was across the mountains working on a project, came bearing foods and gifts to celebrate the 4th with us. We enjoyed her company so much...she's a gem of a lady and so enjoyable to be around.

How was your Fourth of July? If you are wondering why we had the lake to's because we get there early - we left our house at 8:00 to arrive at the lake by 9:00. We had the lake to ourselves for most of the morning. It didn't start getting really busy until about 2:00 or so...very nice
.Ka-Boom...look at those grins...this is definitely the favored holiday in our house!


Mrs. Taffy said...

Sniff sniff...all we did was snap pops...nobody had the heart for anything else! Looks like you all had fun dispite the seperation! I'm with you, Please year! Love you guys! Thanks for the BIGGER pictures! :o)

Mrs. Taffy said...

Yep, our 4th wasn't the best either, but it still was fun. The boat lookes fun! I wish I was there.


P.S. Thanks for the package! Love the pictures! Every time I look at them I will remember your oldest son. Thanks!

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.

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