Saturday, July 5, 2008

Post 4th Recovery....


You know the holiday was a success when then next morning you crawl out of bed at 9:45 and the rest of the house is still sleeping! It is now 10:15 and Addison and myself are the only ones awake.....wow. We did have a great 4th of July though. We started off the day with pancakes and various other delicious breakfast foods at our ward "Pancake Breakfast". Apparently this is a long standing tradition with the ward (church) that was just combined with ours so the powers that be decided....'why ruin a good thing...' it was really nice and the pancakes were cooked perfectly, something that I appreciate probably too much. We skipped lunch and had an early dinner instead. Denver grilled BBQ chicken on our mini weber (read: charcoal lil' smokey) and I made a potato salad. I also attempted a flag cake which was not anywhere near as beautiful as the ones I have seen in magazines. But it was tasty nonetheless and that is the main requirement of my cakes. We also grilled hot dogs and had chips and baked beans. Traditional July 4th meal for sure.

We actually took a nap after dinner and then headed to Sugarhouse park for the firework show. We end up at this firework show every year but it never disappoints..... Oh, and obviously I did not win the Miley Cyrus Stadium of Fire tickets...boo hoo. Ian cried for a minute but then realized it was nearly impossible for me to win. Doesn't he know that I am the unluckiest person alive when it comes to prize drawings? The kids enjoyed the firework show and Addison didnt cry at all. We werent sure how she would react considering that my boys cried and covered their ears up to age 4! Shes a tough cookie. While we were sitting there waiting for the sun to go down, some people came by with clipboards and forms to register you to vote. This was great since we are not registered here. What a perfect day to register to vote! Not that I have a clue who I am going to vote for......

On another note, my Grandma just called to tell me that my cousin Lauren got her mission call to Seoul South Korea! Im so excited for her! They are going to LOVE her long blonde hair. The kids will want to touch it.....it is a strange experience. Oh, sounds like the rest of the house is stirring....better go get breakfast going!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Fun Fourth! I'm amazed you were able to have a late morning - so awesome for you! By the way, my brother served his mission in Korea and it was so fun to hear his experiences. Good luck to your cousin.

K19 said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! How weird to have found you after all this time- I found our blog from my good friend Jamie's Cousin's photo blog!!! How ARE you? It's been forever- like 10 years or more!!!! I often wondered how the Shannon Family was doing! Looks like you guys have been super busy- i love it! Happy Belated 4th to you guys!!!

Vanessa Shannon said...

Ramey! Is that you? I have no way to contact you....you dont have a blog! What is your email address! Wow...I would love to catch up with you!

K19 said...

That's weird- it doesn't show under k19....it's texas19.blogspot.com! Send me your email address under my comments, OK? YAY!!!!!