Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

We had such a wonderful time this Fourth of July! Wanted to share a few of the snap shots from the weekend. Hope you enjoy!

My sister and her family planned a party next door. We got ready by making spinach dip, sliced sourdough bread, baked beans and brownies~ plus we were making taco salad for our lunch before hand. Don't worry, I had plenty of help. As you can see, I was actually out of a job all together.

Here's our friend Cody with Lydia. You know, it looks a little like we're practicing for a Wesson ad, doesn't it? That was an accident. Cody's always making sure that Mrs. Jones is not being overworked while he is here. Very sweet.

My sister's family planned several really fun and festive games for their gathering and they all turned out great! They included an "over and under" relay with red, white and blue balloons; a march and run with American flags, and...

several rousing games of "cold potato" in which water balloons leaked and~ for fun sake~ were squeezed really good as they were passed from person to person. Several folks got nice and wet with this one. It was great to watch!

As you can see, spectating can be serious business.

Our good friend Bob manned the BBQ and cooked up the yummy hamburgers and hot dogs. Thanks Bob!

And Jesse Winton proves again that his creativity is not limited to music and videography. Loved this.

There was visiting with sweet friends; a little blue grass jammin' on the front porch; swimming and a patriotic sing along, but I'm afraid I just didn't get pictures of everything.

What was I doing? Swinging and playing Frisbee with the baby... or at least that is what it looks like in this photo. She's a good catch, no? Doesn't even look like she's trying.

Oh, and by the way (here is where I may lose all credibility forever) when taking a photo with your friends and the kids all holler,

"Do a silly face!"

You should probably make sure everyone else is on board with the silly face idea before you go ahead with it...

Yep, it was just me. I figure if I post the picture myself, it can't be used to blackmail me later. That's how it works, right?

Have a great day!


The first photo: Ashley and Olivia's sweet Saltwater Sandals in patriotic colors. I always wore the white ones when I was a girl. I love them.


  1. awesome pictures :) The balloon game looks like fun. It reminds me of a toy my kids bought. It's basically is a ball cage that you put a water balloon in. Not only that there is a timer that you spin. Once the timer runs out the balloon is popped by a needle inside the cage (ball).

    You play in the same matter as hot potato...pass the ball around

  2. Ah, I love it all! The helpers, the games, the spectators........ and that gorgeous silly face at the end there. :) You are brave; I bet the girls love it!!
    Love Saminda. xo

  3. Thanks ladies. Great to see you.

    Me brave? Not really. I just have a hard time passing up a good joke~ especially when it's on me. : )

    Saminda, my friend, Liz says she will work on getting some ideas on paper this week related to occupying little ones while we homeschool.


  4. Ha-ha! You are really so fun to post that picture, it is so great! We had way too much fun, thank you again for having us! Can't wait to visit again. Liz's party was quite a smashing success, too!

    The Wintons

  5. Please thank Liz for me, Rebecca! I really look forward to hearing her ideas. :)
    Have a great day, Saminda.

  6. Looks like everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I found your blog yesterday from Preschoolers and Peace. Cute pictures too. Random question, what color is your kitchen paint?

  8. Hi Jasmine and welcome!

    Hmmm... I'm not sure off hand, but I'll find out for you! I know it's Kelly Moore.