Saturday, July 11, 2009

The 4th of July

Is there a greater holiday than the 4th of July? The entire holiday revolves around two things:

roasting meat

and gunpowder

The 4th of July is officially Christmas for grownups. So Steve has been enjoying telling everyone about how we were going to Tensed for the 4th of July to Nicolle's Uncle's place there to set off "illegals". However, Tensed is on an Indian Reservation; on a Rez you can set off stuff that North Korea can't set off without incurring further U.N. sanctions. I just want to assure you all that Brian promised us that all except a very few mortars were perfectly legal - on a reservation. Now that you've all been reassured. A few (we took many) pictures from the festivities.

First, just a few pictures of the family.

Next, pictures of the fireworks!
This is my sad pagoda... We didn't have a flat surface for it and this was the end result.

Before:After: (some of it)
Anyone want to try and calculate the carbon footprint of our show? I'm sure the picture above would be enough to make Al Gore experience shortness of breath......hmmmmm.

Thanks to Dad and Brian who were responsible for putting on the show!We had a great time!


  1. Looks like you had way too much fun!!!! Miss you!

  2. WOW...lots of great reading and pics! Glad to hear the move went well, sorry about the bruise, that looked nasty!

    Great to hear and see of all you have going...looks like a lot of fun!!