Monday, July 4, 2011

Trip #2 Home for the Summer with Aunt Janene

Trip two home for the summer was with Aunt Janene and her family! We had a good week at home! It started off with an Etna Ward Reunion! (No pictures from that!) It was fun to see people that had come and gone from the Etna Ward over the years!

We enjoyed a campfire at Uncle George's and playing the game Sevens. It was a hit!

4th of July was enjoyable as always! It is one of my favorite holidays! I have so many good memories from 4th of July's at Uncle Stan's! I'll let the pictures do the talking! :)
 Posting the Colors and National Anthem
 Listening to everyone sing their patriotic songs, read their patriotic poems and stories, etc.
 Our little John Wayne poetry reading
 Family Picture (mom and Tandy didn't get the whole Red, White, and Blue memo...)
 Picnic (Look at all that delicious food!)
 Swimming (many good memories of 4th of July swimming... Marco Polo, the Color Game, Sharks and Minnows, the list goes on)
 View from the pool
 Playing on the tree... you know what makes that tree special... the TREE SWING!
 Nap time while the kids are all swimming! Uncle George... priceless! :)
 I can only imagine what story they are telling here... :)
Story Telling: (in a Southern accent) "Rhett, did you get your haircut?" "No grandma!" "Yah, ya did!" :)
 Everyone chatting!
 Everyone was happy for their return this year! The one year hiatus without them was UNACCEPTABLE!
 Fireworks in the Spencer's field... with the cows! :)
 Watching the Fowle's fireworks, before we started our own!
 Janey loves taking pictures almost as much as watching the fireworks! :)
Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays! For all of the reasons above! :)

We made a trip to the cabin! (Pictures to come under the "Cabin" blog post).

We had a few dinners with the extended family!
 Calvin's outfit HAD to be documented here! Plaid shorts with the striped shirt! Classic! :)
And of course... we made time for a game of Dollar Store Bingo!
Yet another enjoyable trip home! :) Too short as always! Luckily I was able to go back one week later! :)

1 comment:

  1. LOVE IT!! Nothing has changed in 40 years of 4th of July celebrations at the Fridens. MEMORIES!