Saturday, July 4, 2009
A Little Stitching & Fourth of July
This was a BD exchange gift that has now been received; one side is needlepoint and the other XS. I've also been trying to catch up on the Friendship RR. Here's the latest heart for Kathy...
Every Fourth of July holiday, we load up whoever's here and take off for the fireworks. And each year my DH says he's not going anymore. LOL Normally, my brother's family from OK are here. This year, we had an added bonus. My son and DIL, daughter living at college this summer, and friends were also there. We've been going for as long as our town has been having its own fireworks event, about 20 years, and this was the best weather we've ever had. Normally it's scorching and humidity is high; this year it was cooler with lower humidity and not a cloud in the sky. It's been a low key week, even though my family's been here. Appointments here and there, hanging out, and just enjoying time together. Below is a culmination of normal and abnormal people......and dogs.
Doesn't Montana look as if this homage is due him? Let me introduce Henry Waddlesworth Longfellow, AKA my DD's friend's new little long-haired dachshund. Don't you just love that name?! He is absolutely adorable, but feisty. He weighs a whopping 5#, next to Montana's ~60#.
To watch them play is hysterical, but we do have to keep a grip on Montana. He's not exactly known for his coordination, and his flailing legs could send Henry flying. Henry is a brave little soul... from the safety of his mommy's lap mostly, but ventured out a few times. Too funny.
And lastly, I'll leave you with a few pics of family fun at the park.
DS, DDIL, DD in back, my nephews and nieces in front - this is the family I went to see in OK earlier this year.
Me, DB, DSIL - note the silver hair, but he says at least he has hair - good point. LOL And he wonders why one of his kids always makes faces at the camera....
DH and me....
And lastly, just a few fireworks...everyone have a wonderful Fourth of July. There were many that paid a price for our freedom, statesmen and soldiers alike. If you ever see a picture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, note the somber faces. These men had a price tag put on their heads by doing this; they were marked men acorrding to King George III. They had no idea if any of them would survive or what would possibly happen to their families. Yet they were willing to take the chance. Let us never forget.
God bless the USA.