Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July Fun!

  Wow! I can’t believe the 4th of July has came and went already! This summer is going by so fast!

  As much as I love summer this summer is EXTRA special because it is Willie’s first! And I think his first 4th of July was a HIT!

  We had a great LONG weekend filled with BIG FUN! So let’s rewind back to Friday. William and I decided to go on a date. We did dinner at Chili's and went to see Toy Story 3! I know we were having a grown up night and go and see a kids movie! But hey what can we say we love cartoons. More so for me I LOVE DISNEY and ALL their MOVIES!

 

It was a really cute movie! If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it!

Saturday we took part in some small town fun! Every year our city has a 4th of July parade. Despite the gloomy weather, we managed to get through the entire parade without getting rained on! Occasions like these are why I love living in a small town!

Sunday we head over to my parent’s house for a BBQ and to Celebrate my Grandma’s 88th birthday! Once it got dark enough we went outside and set off some fireworks! The resident pyros William and my brother Jason handled the dangerous task! Here’s my dad and Willie watching all the action! It was way past Willie’s bed time so he was sporting his puppy dog PJ’s!

 

So we had a great time on Sunday and started Monday early @ 6 AM to head out to go scalloping on our boat , Broken. Yes, you read right the boat’s name is Broken. I’ll give you a brief back story on Broken. She was my dad’s boat, I spent many a summers skiing and tubing behind her. But when we moved up here she didn’t get much use. So my dad gave her to us about 3 years ago. William decided to renovate her so we could use her. So with the help of Matthew, my dad, and many others we fixed her up 2 years ago. And the week of July 4th we took her up to Lake Chatuge and we used her all week and tubed and skied behind her. And well that was the last time she really ran. Every year since then William has worked on her and thought he got her running only to get to the boat ramp and she wouldn’t run. So you see she got her name because she was ALWAYS BROKEN!!!

Well I am very proud to say that William FINALLY got her running and we had our FIRST successful scalloping trip with Broken.

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Here we are waiting to put Broken in the water.

Well the trip was mostly a success Broken gave us a little trouble but hey that’s why we named her Broken. And William is already hard at work getting the kinks out. The important thing was we got off the trailer, out into open water, and back onto the trailer with the boat running! =) We ended up getting our limit of scallops and just had a all around great time!

So as I said above we had an AMAZING 4th of July and I hope everyone else did as well!

2 comments:

Annie said...

such cute pics at the parade! love the one of willie holding the flag! :)
and yay! for a successful scalloping trip! Now all yall need to go is get some vinyl letters for the boat to put it's name on it! Ha...
and I see you're using Live Writer, now, too! :)

Charon Benton said...

looks like a blast! (no pun intended!) ha-ha!
Wee-Willie-Wonka is as cute as ever!!!!!!!!