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Location: Nebraska, United States

I am a stay-at-home mom to 2 children, Ryan and Alexa. My husband and I are high school sweethearts who have been through college, medical school, residency, and fellowship together. He just started his practice in orthopaedic spine surgery in our home town.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of July Weekend Recap

We had a wonderful, but very busy, 4th of July weekend. Jim's brother, sister-in-law, and their 3 kids were in town starting on Friday. Since the kids wanted to be together all the time and since none of us wanted to be stuck in a house with 5 kids seven and under, we were on the go all the time. Here are the highlights...
*Swimming at the club on Friday and some trips to the fireworks stands.

*Golf tournament for Jim's work on Saturday (a total blast, but got sooo sunburnt)
*Texas Hold 'Em tournament at our house on Saturday night for adults only. Stayed up waaay too late!
*BBQ at our house Sunday evening for 20 or so adults and 15 kids. Crazy, but so much fun! We had tons of food and beverages and played yard games. Has anyone else played ladder ball before (it goes by several names)? It is so much fun! It is competitive, but easy enough for everyone to play. We let off a ton of fireworks that night. Looked like a war zone in front of our house. Good times.

*Monday is lost to me. For the life of me I can't remember what we did. Must not have been too important.
*Tuesday went to the pool again with the cousins. (They left that afternoon)

4th of July
*Took the kids to the driving range to practice with their new golf clubs. Their clubs are so stinkin' cute!
*Hit the pool for a couple of hours then took everyone home and napped Ryan and Alex. Boy did they need it. They both slept for over 2 hours and would have slept longer but I had to wake them.
*Went to our friend's house for another BBQ. More good food, drinks, and games. Diet started Thursday. :)
*We headed to the club for their annual fireworks show. They do such a fantastic job! The show was beautiful! We came home and lit off a few more fireworks and then it was off to bed, finally, at 11 pm! That is the latest my kids have ever been up (they are in bed by 7-7:30 almost every night). They survived really well and Alex even slept until 8:45 this morning.

Today was a day of catch up- laundry, cleaning, groceries, going to the gym, etc. I am feeling a little worn out, but it is well worth it. We had s0 many wonderful times this last week, hanging out with family and friends. We are truly blessed!


Blogger Jill said...

No wonder you're worn out, that's a whole lot of fun in the sun going on around your house.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Kelly A. said...

Look at those pink clubs. What a stylin' little girl! Ryan's are cute too, it's just the PINK!

Sounds like a great celebration. Your yard looks so perfect for those gatherings.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

So many great photos!! I am glad you had a good 4th. So good to talk to you. Tell Jim good luck next week. Doug is a basket case!! I will be glad when Tuesday hits.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had sooo much fun! I wish we could get real fireworks here-unfortunately they are illegal in Arizona-too hazardous with the dry desert!

You have such a beautiful family! I just love the picture of your kids with the golf clubs!

Have a good rest of the weekend:)

11:57 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

Jenny- Jim is a little bit of a basket case as well. It will be so nice when boards are over. Good luck to Doug!

5:48 AM  
Blogger lelly said...

sounds like you had an awesome week! food and fireworks galore...

7:16 AM  
Blogger donna said...

OK you have the cuties family!!
I love the pictures of the kids and their golf clubs.
Sounds like you all had a wonderful 4th. Have a great day :)

7:36 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

How fun!
Love the golf clubs for the kids - just adorable!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

Looks and sounds like LOTS of fun! I have to LOL about not remembering Monday, I do that sometimes too. Life is too busy to remember EVERYTHING, I guess!

I Love that picture of you and your daughter!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

So much work, but so much fun! y kids would LOVE a set of clubs! I'm really diggin the pink bag!

I am not doing significantly better...I had a reassesment today and apparently not much has changed...I may be headed to an orthopedic specialist next week. Dang it!

Love all the pictures! Looks like a great time for everyone. :)

1:19 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Looks like you packed in a lot of fun!

Glad you had a good time.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Can kids that age really learn to golf? Am I going to be seeing them on some pro-circuit in fifteen years?

You all look adorable, by the way. Perfectly relaxed in your summer glow.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might take up golfing if they make your daughters clubs for adults! How adorable!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

Can't help it, love the golf pictures!!!!!

8:06 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Looks like SO much fun. The pink clubs are way too cute. I am such a sucker for anything pink. It's such a great marketing plan.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys had such a great 4th. I hope his boards went well! The golf clubs are great.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Preppy Napkin said...

I am glad to find your site. Great pictures!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Where have you been - no blog updates?!

6:54 PM  
Blogger carlo said...

oh how funny. i have played, ahem, that game, however once my little brother told me an alternate name for it, i can't seem to play it with a straight face. :) ewwwwww.

great fireworks pics! what a great yard- perfect for a party. are you hosting a girls weekend soon? :)

5:02 AM  

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