Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Giant Red Tomato

Am I a total slacker or what?
It is July 14 and I'm just now getting around to posting about our Fourth of July.

As you may know, it is my favorite holiday.
It isn't just the noodle salad or the fireworks.
It is an incredibly powerful day when we honor those who have fought and died in the name of our freedom. It makes me cry . . . gives me chills.
(And the noodle salad doesn't hurt either.)

After I got dressed and looked in the mirror I realized I looked like a giant red tomato.
You would have hidden too!

After the parade, I hosted my annual Independence Day family gathering. This gathering included lots of noodle salad and lots of complaining. I wouldn't have it any other way.

This year (as in every other year) the major form of entertainment was a game called "Who Can Come Up With the Best Excuse To Skip the Fireworks This Year?"

The First Runner Up was Nana with the time-honored "It is just too cold" excuse. I gave her a pair of jeans and told her to suck it up. (not really, but that is what I wanted to say)

The Second Runner Up was my mom who asked, "Can't we just watch the fireworks from this dumpy parking lot?" No mom, we cannot. We need to walk to the grass to find the perfect firework viewing location.

The Grand Prize went to Justin who whined, "I think it might rain. We should just stay home."

Once again, I had to insist we were all going - no excuses - no whining!
I practically had to drag everyone there kicking and screaming.

And once again this year, a wonderful time was had by all.

(Including me and my double chin.)

The end.


Sara said...

Looks like so much fun...Colin and Megan in their sleepingbags! How cute!

The High Family said...

Giant Tomato? You are so silly! I think you look great!!!! Wow, I can't believe the end is almost here...hope the next month flies by!

Happy belated 4th of July! :)

Kate said...

UM... in Justin's defense... IT DID RAIN!! lol. Where was your umbrella? Oh you didn't bring one? hahahaha

Nice group shot - the 2 preggers are hiding!!!!

Jillene said...

I think that you look GREAT--I swear that we ar looking a 2 different faces because I saw NO double chin girl!!