Sunday, July 06, 2008

Weekend Recap (4th of July weekend 2008)

Welcome to the very 1st Weekend Recap Link UP. A place where you blog about your weekend, then come over and Link up with the Mr Linky so we all can make our rounds and enjoy reading about your weekend.

This Friday our country celebrated it's independence's. For alot of folks that means parades, cookouts with friends and family and fireworks. That is normally our norm for the 4th of July. But This 4th of July was going to be a little different Princess had the State softball tournament to go to, the plan was we all were going to drive 4 hours south do some camping close to where the tournament was. This was the plan until our van broke down last week(still not fixed yet found out we had the wrong part and the right part won't be in until today) Due to the fact that we didn't have a car big enough to carry all 6 of us, plans were changed. DH took Princess to her tournament while the younger 3 kids and I stayed at home.
The younger kids and I had an enjoyable 4th of July. We went to the parade and Mr. Man got to ride his bike with his baseball team in it, Then we had a cook out at my grandparents house and spent the whole day over there and then that night my uncle, grandma and I went and watched fireworks.
Princess was to have her 1st tournament game at noon on the 4th only it rained and rained and rained there that the tournament was postponed until Saturday morning. Because of this DH and Princess drove another hour south to Lexington KY. and visited with DH's uncle and his family for the 4th. and then drove back to there hotel room and he and Princess was able to watch fireworks from the hotel window. I was feeling a little blue because this was the 1st time in 19 years that DH and I didn't spend the 4th together.. but He surprised me with a phone call about 10pm while i was at the fireworks.. while on the phone with him.. I was watching fireworks here in our town and he was on the other line watching fireworks 4 hours away.. but just hearing his voice made it seem like we were still together watching the 4th of July fireworks together..
go ahead and say it, I know your all thinking it.. here we go a great big AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.. LOL.
Here is a short slide show from my 4th with Mr. Man, Sweet Pea and Little Man.



Saturday was sort of a lazy day for me, it has been a bit since I have had one of those. The kids and I slept in till about 8:30am and then laid around for 2 hours before we showered and got dressed. Then we just stayed around the house playing in the yard, watching tv and then cleaning the house until about 5pm. At that time the kids wanted to spend the night with my parents so I drove them over there I got back into town about 7pm rented a movie, 27 Dresses. Jo-Lynne had mentioned that she watched it Friday night or was it Thursday, I don't remember so I thought I would give it a shot. After all DH and the kids were gone and I was home alone perfect time for a chick flick. I watched the movie, did a little blog reading and then headed off to bed. I did talk to DH and Princess. who were back at the hotel room, Princess had a girl from another ball team with her swimming till 9:30pm when her parents came and picked her up, but while at the pool Princess meat a group of kids her age who were there on a church youth group retreat, so princess ended up hanging out with them for a few hours that night.

Sunday was sunday school and church and then after the AM service I went over to my parent with the kids and had lunch and spent the afternoon swimming. Later on in the afternoon I went with Little Man and visited with the IL's Then I came back to my parents to wait for Princess and DH. The team was beat out of the tournament and they were on there way home and told me to stay put and they would meet me there. During that wait, my dad and Mr. Man were off fishing and my mom and Sweet Pea were out riding bikes. OHHHHHHHHHHHHH did I mention Sweet Pea learned to ride her bike without training wheels a few weeks back. Here is a short clip of her going at it on Sunday.



Sunday night after DH and Princess made it back into our parents town We hung out a bit over at the IL's house again, and then Princess went to a friends for a sleep over and Mr. Man and Sweet Pea spent the night at grandma's house and DH, Little Man and myself came home and here I sit now typing out my Weekend Recap post.
Here is a short slide show of pictures DH took of his and Princess's weekend.

That was our weekend, How was your weekend. Go blog about it and then don't forget to come back and Link UP.. Can't wait to hear about your weekend.
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16 comments:

Fantastagirl said...

I love reading your weekend wrap ups - thank you for sharing! and thanks for the words of encouragement I needed that!

Amanda said...

Sounds ike y'all had a great holiday weekend! Cute pics!

Sheila said...

Wow! Love the camping pictures. Looks like fun.

palmtreefanatic said...

sounds like a great weekend to me! I enjoyed that movie, I seen it at the dollar theater!
great photos and videos!

Midlife Mom said...

Great weekend recap KC! You always have so much going on! I thought that was so nice that you and DH were talking on the phone at the same time as the fireworks! Very thoughtful for him to call you and surprise you! :o) I haven't seen that movie, was it good? I don't rent movies very often but when I hear about a good clean one I do. Your pictures are always so good. Seeing the one of Mr. Man on his bike in the parade reminded me of my 'little' brother at that age riding his bike in the parades! He would decorate that old bike up and off he would go! Thanks for sharing your weekend with us!!!!

Elaine A. said...

Great video/slide show of the fireworks and your fun day on the 4th! Your weekends are always to jam-packed! I think it's great that you have such involved grandparents too! Have a great week!
(I linked up - thanks!)

melanie said...

It always amazes me how busy you are. I guess that's why your blog is named what it is ;)

I was able to participate this week since we did something besides sit around all weekend!

Courtney said...

Sounds like your weekend was good and also relaxing. Ours wasn't so relaxing so I'm a little jealous!

Melissa said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. We were pretty lazy on Saturday too!

Nicole said...

Sounds like ya'll have been having fun this weekend. Your blog is so different from when I was here last. It is good to catch up on all your stuff. I am vowing to be a better blogging friend :) ha. btw- your recap link up is a GREAT idea! I haven't gotten all caught up yet, so I'll do it next time.

marky said...

What a great idea!! Loved reading about your weekend! Great pics.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

She is doing GREAT on her bike! We aren't to that point yet. Do you have any pointers? My Favorite Boy is a little reluctant!

Tonya said...

Looks like great fun was had by ALL! Love the video :)

Jen said...

I love your weekend re-caps! You are always having so much fun! I loved the video of the riding the bike with no training wheels! HOORAY! I'm gonna add mine link to your Mr. Linky even though I'm private and hope you stop by. :)

Sniz said...

Awww! Aren't you glad your honey isn't in Iraq for 15 months? My brother is away from his family for that long and I always think how glad I am that my husband's not in the military whenever I'm feeling blue about he and I being apart even for a short time.

I'm glad you had a fun, relaxing weekend! We all need those!

Was the movie good?

Well, TTYS Friend! Sniz

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

You have the best weekends--can you adopt me--I'm pretty short so I can pass as one of your kids ;)