cheryl: 4th Weekend

We had a lovely yet mixed long weekend this year. Our usual fan fair at my parents house, with dinner and setting off fireworks in the drive way, had to be abandoned. My mom’s still in the hospital and she had some upsetting set backs last week so I spent Sunday afternoon with her while James entertained friends at our place with a LAN party. Thankfully by Monday my mom was starting to do a lot better and so I was able to join our guests for a second day of LAN party fun. Breakfast was a fun mix of cinnamon rolls, baked hash browns, scrabbled eggs, veggie patties and links, and coffee. Most was prepared ahead of time so we NOM NOM NOMED shortly after everyone arrived. Computers were everywhere and we had a few more people join us than the day before. For dinner we had ice blended drinks that were very needed. The a/c didn’t want to come on with it’s pre-set temp. Remarkably it was only a little bit warm, 8 people!, so we sat down to our veggie burgers and all was quiet till everyone was stuffed.

Most everyone decided not to join us at our usual spot at the mall for fireworks. Jolene and Tim did come with us and we almost missed making it into the mall area just as the streets were being closed off for the show. We ended up sitting on the grass accross the street from the mall with the usually busy street closed in front of us. Fireworks started at 9:30 and we enjoyed our quiet view of the show. I did miss having the rest of our families there (and the surrounding patriotic music and car alarms) and I’m hopeful that next year we can have everyone get together again.

We had our own palm tree to make it feel like a tequila commercial with the beach in front and fireworks in the distance.

1 Comment

  1. timbearden said,

    July 16, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    Very fun, must do again…

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