Monday, July 25, 2011

Our 4th of July Celebration

Well, I am trying to catch up with July's blogging!  

We visited Jimmy's family on the Saturday before the 4th of July.  This was just one day after we arrived home from our week long Rustic Youth Camp.  We enjoyed an afternoon of grilled out hamburgers and hotdogs, delicious dips and desserts, and fun family fellowship!

Me, Megan, Granmomma, Aunt Julie and Jenny

 Granmomma, Aunt Julie, and Jenny

At 7:00 AM on the morning of the 4th, Jimmy, Olivia, Julie, and Clay all ran the Tupelo Running Club's Annual Green St. Mile.  It is a one mile race run every July 4th on Green Street.  I had planned on Leah, Sam and I all running too, but they were both suffering from swimmer's ear and were running fever.  So we stayed home!

They all won a trophy!

I spent the morning cooking for our late afternoon guests:  The Doles Family (Barbara, Scott, their college-age son, Jonathan, their daughter Carrie Ann and her husband Ray) and our friend Stephen.  We enjoyed a meal of grilled chicken, corn on the cob, green salad, baked beans, homemade bread, banana pudding, and homemade vanilla ice cream.  

After eating we played games.  We had two different board games going on at our kitchen table:  Rummikub and Bible Trivial Pursuit.  Fun!  Much laughter!

After the board games, we moved to our den for some Wii karaoke.  More fun!  Much more laughter!

Here are some photo highlights of the evening.
 Carrie Ann and Leah playing Uno

 Bible Trivial Pursuit on the left and Rummikub on the left

 Ray, trying to come up with the correct answer

 Jonathan and Barbara

 I'm not sure what Sam is doing!

 Karaoke time!

 Singing superstars!

It has become a tradition to spend July the 4th with the Doles family.  It's a fun way to celebrate the day!

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