Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July!

This year we celebrated the 4th in Oklahoma. Brian's mom and stepdad live in Broken Arrow and we always love to visit. We headed up Saturday morning and Maddie did a great job in the car!! Our past car trips she has cried quite a bit but not this time!! She was a happy camper all the way.

Saturday night we enjoyed a drizzly rain and fired up the grill! Our nieces were in Oklahoma hanging with the grandparents so it was fun to spend some time with them also. Emily is 8 and Alexys is 13. We laughed a lot with the girls around!

Sunday we enjoyed church, lunch and naptime before heading out for the fireworks. We headed down the road the road a bit and joined in the celebration with the FBC Tulsa. There is a family in the area that uses their resources to bless the church and community for an amazing celebration. The family has quite a bit of land that is just gorgeous and they sponsor the fireworks show. So with our lawn chairs in tow and a bit of bug spray we camped out on the grassy lawns and enjoyed hot dogs, sno cones, cotton candy and lemonade! The girls ran between the pony rides, train rides and sno cone stand for the entire evening! The live music was great and the weather could not have been more perfect!! Shortly before 9:00 the fireworks began and we enjoyed a 45 minute show!

Monday we experienced my FIL's famous breakfast of cheesy eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits for brunch. The girls slept late so it was a great meal just visiting with Brian's parents an enjoying each others company. We ran around town a bit and visited my FIL's daughter, Tracy, to see Caiden the grandbaby! Well he's not so baby anymore since he is one but it was fun to see him.

Monday evening we headed out to the flying field so the girls could shoot off their fireworks. I had forgotten how much fun that can be since it has been many years since I have held a sparkler or lit up a black cat! The girls had a great time and Maddie barked at all the shiny, spinners!!

Tuesday it was time to return to reality. We had enjoyed 3 wonderful days with family, food and lots of naps and were headed home rested. With the car loaded up and Maddie tucked away in her crate we headed south again to the Big D.

Brian has been off work this whole week and it has been wonderful to enjoy slow days together. Morning sickness has decided to not leave and there are moments that are still pretty yucky but its been so nice having someone here with me, especially my amazing husband.

Friday we plan to do some fun stuff, just the two of us. Maybe tour Cowboy Stadium, see Avatar on the Omni screen in Ft. Worth and get a massage. I'll keep ya posted on what we do.

A shot of the fireworks. I took this with my Iphone so its not the best, but not the worst either!

Here is my second sno cone of the evening. Pina Colada!! Nothing better for a pregnant woman than a cup of ice to munch on on a warm summer night!!


The Liberto Family said...

Sounds and looks like a great weekend. Sorry to hear you are still sick! Praying it goes away.

Cheryl Barker said...

So nice that you guys are having a relaxing week, hanging out together. Sure sorry you're still dealing with morning sickness. I know that's no fun. Hang in there -- and enjoy the rest of your week!

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