Last weekend I stayed with Bill and Sheryl in Portland. Joe and Kate flew up from San Diego as well, and it was a very fine time. We ate dessert more than once, played games, went to the zoo, and tried desperately to keep from melting in the 100 degree weather. And in just a month I get to be with them all again (plus more of the Centralia crew) for camping. Yay!
Derek and I had a fine time together yesterday morning. We went for a walk (two, actually), played inside, played outside, ate some lunch.... He's quite enamored with my Dad's golfer statue. Later on I caught him kissing it :)
1979, as evidenced by the fancy turtle dress (which I happen to really like), hahahee Derek, how come you don't use this sort of background in your photo shoots? ;P I've decided to put the scanner to good use, which, in this case, means I will produce a photo documentary of me through the years. Regarding this first picture, I think I still look the same when I'm upset :)
So after biking and boating all afternoon, I met Brent, Danny and Derek at the park. After playing for a little while, we went to my parents' house to wait for it to get dark enough for fireworks. Little D really enjoyed the show - he kept pointing at the colors and oohing and ahhing. It was a happy end to a happy day. Look at how big he is! He's not a baby anymore.... sigh. I enjoyed the swinging more than Derek did, apparently :) Brent gets credit for this one. He was watching some other kids light fireworks. This pictures makes me smile :) Derek was none too happy about having to sit on Danny's lap for the fireworks, but as we like to say, SAFETY FIRST! A proud man and his lighter
I said I'd post more pictures today, but no. Blogger is too slow for impatient me, and I'd rather go eat cherries. But I do have some neat ones with Brent, Danny and Derek at the park and then watching fireworks, and they should appear soon. [It's funny that I feel compelled to make excuses for not posting, when I think maybe only two other people look at this thing besides me. I like to pretend there's some vast audience out there, waiting on pins and needles for more about my simple little life. Silly :) ]
Allow me to explain my 4th of July fun. I spent all day with Derek, Sara, Eric and Tessa at Glen & Irene's house on the water. We cruised (see yesterday's post), we boated, we cruised some more, and someday (soon!!) we will do it again. Can I just say that spending time with my family and friends is one of the things that makes my world go round, so thanks, you four. And that was just the day time! Stay tuned for the third installment of my holiday, coming tomorrow.... Having a picture of Eric in the water instead of on the water perhaps implies that he spent all of his time thrashing around, trying to get up. But no, this is not true. I just didn't get any decent pictures of him hopping over waves and flying through the air :) Sara represents!! (Tessa and I cheered her on from the safety of the boat. Someday we'll get brave enough to go on the tube, but only if Eric drives the boat at 5 mph.)