Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In observation of Independence Day

Because the Fourth of July fell on a Sunday, I managed to do something to celebrate on Friday, Saturday, Sunday AND Monday :).

Josh has been visiting this week. I don't know if it's planned or an accident, but for the last three years Josh has been in Burley for Independence day. We have managed to pick up a few new traditions with him. We like to go to Rupert because they have several things going on for the Fourth. Friday we went to the Rupert Square for dinner and the melodrama at the Wilson Theatre. This year they did "The Vile Veterinarian, Or How Much Is That Doggy in the Window." They're still in the process of restoring but this year they let us into the auditorium. They roped off the scaffolding and put up some folding chairs, but the performance was hilarious. Sometimes for the wrong reasons, but I personally loved the villian. He was awesome! They had a puppy they named Darn it, Darn it! Isn't that funny?!
(Photo borrowed from The Times-News)

Saturday was a very full day. Tricia, Josh and I got an unlimited pass for the carnival at the Rupert Fairgrounds. It's pretty small but we had fun and rode almost all the rides before we decided we should have taken a Dramamine for lunch! I got lots of great pictures, and we all really enjoyed the carnival. Especially the cotton candy at the end.

Chris met us later that afternoon for a matinee of the Last Airbender. People that are fans of the cartoon loved it. Me? I laughed a lot but probably at parts that were not supposed to be funny :).

Later we met at mom's for dinner and a movie (Percy Jackson). Chris and Tricia found this fun nail polish so to show sister power we all did each other's toes during our movie. It's a seriously cool purple, but at church it felt more like grape popsicles :).

Saturday night we did fireworks. We love it when Josh comes to visit for the Fourth since he's so good at lighting all the fireworks with Grandpa's blow torch and we don't have to stir from our camping chairs. I think he really, really likes fire :). Boys! Tricia had a headache, but being the good sport that she is, she put on dad's ear protection (they look like head phones) and some sunglasses for fireworks. She looked fantastic ;). 

Sunday we got to sing some patriotic songs, and then everyone came over to our house for dinner. Chris cooked steak wrapped in bacon on the George Foreman with potato salad, fresh cherries, and I made a scrumptious salad (greens, fresh raspberries, candied nuts, Feta cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette). Yum!! I also got to take a four hour nap, which after my crazy week was very nice. Plus, Monday was a court holiday, so I got to sleep in. All in all a stupendous holiday!


  1. I love small town fair rides. They don't even have to be that scary for you to fear for your life. ;)

  2. Sounds like sooo much fun! I just love family holidays like this. Ben and I saw Eclipse together . . . all alone. Amanda let us in early Saturday morning. That was fun. But I want to see Percy Jackson and I haven't yet. I know it won't be like the book so I'm not sure how I feel about that.

  3. It looks like you had a blast celebrating! Now you just need to have a blast swimming with us!!!

  4. Josh is pretty lucky to have three! rockin'! Aunts!