Happy Independence Day America!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
With Nick leaving for the Army, Don's family decided to come to NC so he could have a big send off...Richard and Joan from CA, Gregg and Jack from MN. It also happened to be the 4th of July week. While Don and Nick headed to the airport to pick up Richard and Joan, Gregg and the boys and I headed to the local Waxhaw 4th of July parade. It was a gorgeous day, perfect weather for a parade, not too hot especially for NC.
We decided to have an impromptu cookout and invited some neighbors over and my Mom and Terry. We pulled a couple extra burgers out of the freezer and we had a party including sparklers for the kids.
A neighbor down the street had gotten fireworks to shoot off, so that meant we didn't have to drive downtown to watch them. They put on a great show but about 1/2 through, the heavens opened up and the rain came down, we waited for what seemed like forever for the rain to stop to resume the show! But it had been a long day and we weren't sure if it would pass so we headed home quickly in between the raindrops.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
We wanted to take one last trip with Nick before heading off to the Army. So we packed up 4 boys, 4 boogie boards, one skimmer board, buckets, shovels, a kite and 2 cars and Don and I headed to Litchfield beach. I had a closing on a house at noon and don got off work early so by 2pm we were headed to the beach for a long weekend. My favorite, favorite place to be!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Ryan and his best bud, Alex joined a newly formed Track team in our town. They could choose long distance or sprints. Ryan and Alex decided that sprints are the way to go. And I have to admit Ryan is pretty fast, when he is not looking around at who is behind him! He had his last track meet of the season, 2 of them were rained out. The season was cut short by the amount of rain that we received. I don't know how many practices were rained out, really thunder and lightening were the cause for the cancellation. He did so well and cant wait until next year.