Monday, July 06, 2009

fourth of july!

what a great 4th of july we had this year! it wasn't even hot! kenneth was out of town, as usual, but the boys and i had a wonderful relaxing day. we just hung around the house all morning until lunchtime. lunch consisted of chicken nuggets and corn dogs....because the barbeque was coming up later! after a quick swim, we went down for naps. don't even try to keep my kids up for the fireworks on the river unless they've had a nap! bad idea!

we went to russ & eydie's house in the afternoon for more swimming....and grilling! there is nothing better than home grilled ribs, chicken, hot dogs and boudin! we even grilled the red snapper that the guys caught on our trip to gulf shores! we were miserably stuffed. russ was the grill master for the day. if my sweet papaw milton can't be around to grill for us anymore on the fourth of july, russ runs a close second to him!!

everyone loaded up after dinner for the fireworks on the ouachita river. my boys love a good fireworks show! last year, it rained and the show was kinda puny....but they made up for it this year!

so even though my sweetie wasn't with us this year, we still had a fantastic day! thank you to all of our military personnel, past and present, who stand tall in the face of danger to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. the freedom to say what we want to say, go where we want to go, and worship our God almost any place. we've still got a ways to go on that last one. our own government, not the other terrorists across the seas, is who we need to fight for that freedom. hope you had a fabulous 4th!

1 comment:

The Banks Family said...

Looks like a great 4th! And loved what you said about fighting the gov't for our religious freedom. So sad, but true! Miss seeing y'all!