Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Don't You Say it Ricky Bobby! These Colors Don't Run...

What is it about the 4th of July that makes people quote Talladega Nights, make 6 trips to Wal-Mart in 48 hours and feel the need to buy 3 1/2 gallons of Blue Bell out of principal because they were 3 for $11?

Or is that just my family?
Either way, I love July 4th. Like most of the July 4ths gone by, we spent the weekend at our family friend's lake house and we consumed an impossible amount of chips, queso, guacamole, 7-layer dip and brownies. Food, fun, fireworks, the lake and unreal amounts of potty humor....I'd say that's a win-win for a holiday weekend. Mom and I made a trip to Canton, the rain came in for a couple of hours on Saturday so the girls went and had a pedicure, the guys put on a great fireworks show as usual, and mom got her Wimbledon fix each morning while 20 teenage boys sat there eating their breakfast tacos wondering how a 53 year old woman managed to get control of the only TV in the house. We spent a good amount of time in the lake and I got my annual sunburn, so all is right with the world.

I don't have any pictures because I wasn't smart enough to grab my memory card out of my laptop. I'm sure I missed many life changing moments like last year when mom decided to hang with the boys and leap off the dock...In all, we had a great time, as usual, and we're just so thankful for good friends who open their home for such fun memories. We did do the math while sitting around talking, and Big John and Nice Mary bought the Lake house in 1982...I was born in 1981...so I have literally been having fun at that house my entire life!

Patriotism was not lost on the weekend. We sang many a rendition of "Proud to be an American", said many a prayer of gratitude for our troops and their families, and saluted the flag in every form it presented itself....
In other holiday news....a baby was born...I'm now Aunt T-Rog! Bradley had her precious baby girl, Avery on July 4th! Mom and baby are doing well. Avery is precious and sweet and I'm going to hold her some more on my lunch break! I'm not going to share any pictures or stats of her yet because I'm going to let her mom do the honors, but I'll show you the fun flowers and cake she got from her aunt T-Rog and uncle Dave! She also got a tutu from us and I can promise you you will get a picture of her in that sometime soon! If the tutu fits....wear it!

6 comments:

Lauren said...

Aww...Happy Birthday Avery! What a fun weekend!

Samantha said...

Congrats on your new niece!

And good luck with the sunburn... :-/

Suburban Princess said...

Congratulations on your new niece!

The Neffs said...

You must be so proud to be an Aunt!! Congrats!

I wish my sisters would find the right men and get married and make me an Aunt. lol

I love the patriotic shorts! Christian has a pair similar.

Samantha said...

yay for your new niece. And that cake is awesome!

Vicki said...

Someone owes me 2 birthday gifts! Obviously I was over looked since you said I was 53!! HELLo, I am 51!!! But I can kick, stretch and kick!
xoxo,