Jul 11, 2008

Fourth of July in TX...


Now officially our second 4th of July here in Texas...and like the last...it was rainy and dreary. So while it rained outside, we enjoyed a yummy pancake breakfast, a bike/scooter parade (which Christian mistook for a BMX bike race...and somehow managed not to kill anyone in his stunts),
some friendly volleyball....THEN the day went on and it actually cleared up....so off to the beach we went. Met a bunch of friends there for bonfire and grub. We were treated to a beautiful FULL rainbow in the skyline off the gulf. Then we skillfully made it to a cute little grassy knoll, kind of far from the immediate action, just in time for the fireworks...Now it wasn't our childhood memory of the 4th....but we are learning to adapt to our new surroundings. And in the meantime, also learning that flexibility makes life adventurous and fun. Not to say we did not truly miss our family on yet another holiday away!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What did you do- wait a month to post all your updates??:) Y'all look like you are having more fun in TX than anywhere else..maybe you are meant to stay there!!!
Can't wait to see ya (mostly the boyz) in a few weeks!!

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

i love my memories of the 4th...and all holidays for that matter! does it feel hard for you to establish new traditions for the holidays? every time the 4th or memorial day rolls around I try to think of people who will play ball, a field we can play on, and someone who has a pool :) and nobody quite understands the whole "everyone goes up to bat" thing. if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them!!! :)

Cheryl said...

Hey have fun at Denise's house. I am going to see Josh and AJ and be there for James's blessing. Ed and I are looking forward to being with Josh's family. We miss them being close by to see them often. They do love the area. It is a great home for them.
I love you all.

MOM

Jim and Debbie said...

I'm glad you guys had a fun 4th! I'm still so bummed that we weren't able to make it down there, but we sure needed the weekend to just be at home and catch up on everything before the next whirlwind rolled in. Love you guys and we'll play soon!