Monday, July 7, 2008

celebrating freedom!

After celebrating at a big party in the afternoon, we decided to forgo our annual tradition at the Fort Vancouver and just stay home with some friends. We had several friends over and just relaxed until dark. Luckily, we didn't go to the fort because I ended up with lovely pink eye that evening. With every loud boom, I thought my head would explode!!
This year the girls really got into the fireworks. They were all wanting a turn to blow something up - they were giddy from the excitement!
My brother joined us since our parents ditched us for a fancy cruise on the columbia to watch the big show! Actually, we sent them off with our blessings.

The evening was gorgeous!!
Not too hot or cold
and perfect for sparklers
and blowing up big stuff!!

We ended the show about 11:00 and dad was out cold by 11:10 - He was done for the day!!


Shannon said...

looks like ya'll had fun. We had fun at the Madison's with the beautiful view....but I still missed going to the FORT with everyone!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Meleea, Meleea you didn't go the the FORT??? Oh my what is this world coming to! Things are a-changing around there.

Kelli said...

We try to avoid the Fort at all cost! It's just so chaotic and busy...The sunset was beautiful that night!

Julie said...

pretty sky! look like fun!

Lee Ann said...

Looks like lots of fun. I've still never been to the fort and feel like I should experience it....just once. Beautiful sky!

Kelli said...

When are you going to bring Emma over to ride with Sammi? She would love a gal to ride with this summer!

niccole w. said...

I see a barn in the background... hmmm. I'm thinkin' family pics.

I can't believe you didn't go to the Fort!!! Let this not be the start of a new trend. I'll see you there next year!