Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our Fourth

We did so much celebrating this weekend. It nearly killed us. By the time Monday rolled around all we wanted to do was sit and do nothing. So that is what we did. Here is a quick recap of the things that (combined) nearly killed us all.

1. The Cabin. Which is always fun. The kids love it up there and it really is so amazingly beautiful.

I went up early on Friday with the kids. We stopped at the outlets, so I could do some shopping. I really don't know why I try shopping with 5 kids. It makes me ornery, but I did come away with some cute stuff.

After Trent, Jill, and Cameron arrived we started a fire. My kids love fire. I should be a little worried, but I am a little bit of a pyro myself.

We hung out at the fire just waiting and waiting for the fire to burn down so we could roast some marshmallows. That nearly killed the kids. They have about as much patience as I do.

Finally, they were able to roast the mallows and eat some smores. Everyone enjoyed the nice hot marshmallow, melted chocolate, and graham cracker treat. Everyone except me that is. I have never liked marshmallows, so I just melted me a Hershey bar and ate that. Divine.

And of course there is always 4 wheelin up there. Another thing my kids love.

The Neffs usually are up at their cabin the same time we are at the Jensen's, so that means some horse seeing/riding. I haven't been on a horse for years, I shouldn't have worn my tight pants....but who am I kidding, all my pants are tight these days.

All my kids loved the horses. They loved riding and feeding them. Trent chose to stay behind and take a nap. He absolutely hates horses.

And this is how we all felt at the end of the trip.

2.Veigel BBQ and Fireworks. We had my family up for a bbq, some small fireworks, and then we went to see some BIG fireworks. Another fun, but exhausting night.

We just did snaps, smoke bombs, and sparklers. I usually nix sparklers because it is inevitable that someone will get burned, but luckily we got through with no injuries.

We decided to go see the firework show in town. Big mistake. By this time of night after 2 days and a sleepless night at the cabin the kids were tired and ornery. Add walking a mile to get a spot and waiting for 1/2 hour for the show to start made it not so much fun. Don't get me wrong the fireworks were great, but I don't know if the 20 minute show was worth the other 2 hours of work. But isn't my family cute? And I think I have the hottest husband around.

3. The Jensen BBQ and Fireworks. The next night we had Trent's family up for some good grub and firework show. Always chaos, but always fun.

We put on our own little show, which, of course, included smoke bombs, snaps, spiders, parachutes, and classic fountain fireworks.

And don't make fun of the matching shirts. When I was at the outlets on Friday, Old Navy had everything in the store 40% off. I couldn't pass up on the $3 flag shirts could I?

So there you have it. Another successful Holiday.


linds said...

wow...i am exhausted just reading about your weekend. it looks like it was alot of fun! next year you can park at my parents house and walk a very short distance to the fireworks...i will keep you in the loop. its way better to not have to work so hard for the show.

Andrea said...

Man you guys are animals! Loved all the pics. The family one at the end is darling--frame worthy I think.

Anonymous said...

Phew....that is some serious partying. I happen to love the last picture with matching flag shirts. Looks like you had a very fun weekend!

Luke and Kimmy said...

You guys are so nice to always open up your house for parties.

It was nice tagging along with you for the big fireworks. Sorry it wasn't as great for you guys.

The last picture is my favorite...matching shirts and all.

Steph said...

Looks like so much fun!

Annie said...

Fun 4th celebrations. Love your cute (and growing up!) family.

Trent said...

The nice thing about pictures is everything always looks like fun and the drudgery in between the snapshots seems to fade away. I'll bet if we asked the kids they all loved the Fireworks.

Having all the families get together at our house is one of my favorite things. I wouldn't change anything about the weekend. Hard but worth it.

hbentley said...

Thanks for the good times Sunday night. That was the boys favorite. I guess anything that has Aiden and Andrew involved is a favorite with Josh. Thanks for always hosting the get togethers. I am pretty sure you are my favorite.

amyandseth06 said...

I won't make fun of your shirts. You all look great! Looks like lots of fun!

Maga said...

I,too, loved all the pictures especially the flag shirts!!!

Allen's said...

You guys really know how to party...makes me tired just reading about it! Can't believe how big your kids are getting!

MCapson said...

Looks like you had tons of fun. Just like you always do! You're kids are so cute. We need to have you guys over sometime.