7.07.2008

independance day

4th of july is honestly my favorite holiday. this is the first year (besides last year, which didn't count because i was at basic training) that i didn't have TONS of party plans weeks in advance. we would have hosted a party if we had a backyard and a grill. but, we had a pretty good 4th of july considering that dan had to work in the morning and our plans kept changing throughout the day. i went to the hillsboro parade (which was really a political and religious parade) with mandee, greg and the girls...



and then dan joined us and we all went to buffalo wild wings and burgerville (for milkshakes) with mandee's parents, sister, and niece.


then dan and i headed to st. helens with my sister and her friends where my dad docks his boat. we had more food, socialized, and watched the fireworks from the docks with friends and family... it was great! there was even a guy playing the star wars theme song on his trumpet during the show... can you really ask for anything else? (my dad told me"next year you have to bring your clarinet because you could totally outblow him")




p.s. you must watch free fallin' (below)

7 comments:

Pretty Mary K said...

the last fireworks pic is AMAZING! i absolutely love it! i might steal it and put it on my desktop. okay actually that's what i'm doing. i'll pay you 10 cents in royalties... :)

Kimberly said...

First off...sweet header! Second, I totally agree with you on the song thing. JM did a great job! And lastly, SWEET FIREWORK PIX!! Yeah, way awesome... hopefully you get that grill cleaned soon so you can use it! I'm glad that you guys wanted it. THat makes me happy that it has a home instead of outside under the eaves...

*Lili Ballerini* said...

Im tellin ya you have got some talent with this picture taking! honestly!! way way good!

Ksenia said...

I love collages and that's a great one!

Heather said...

I'm glad you guys had such a fun Fourth and weekend! BTW, I love your new header- it is CUTE!

Danielle and the Boys said...

i think my fav is the one of the two girls in bw from behind...so cute! so when do you get the pics that were taken of you and the hubby? :)

M-GemBlaisdell said...

First of all the collage is crazy, sexy, cool. Second, did I mention how happy I am that you got that camera? That picture of Meg and Karisa from behind is one that should be framed. The only thing I don't like about that picture is how much I look like a Mexican Bob Hope.