Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The 4th of July has to be one of my favorite holidays. First, it represents all that is summer - family, barbecue, warm weather, fun and games, the works! (Fireworks that is.) Secondly, the 4th of July doesn't just signify independence, it also means my birthday is just 2 days away. Let's face it, I am a fan of birthdays! (Independence too!) This weekend was filled with fun and laughter, so what better gift could I ask for?

We kicked things off at Nana & Grandpa's with a little barbecue. Grace was thoroughly entertaining as always. Here she is making faces as she enjoyed "bababerries."

Next, we headed to the bowling alley to hopefully knock down a few pins. Jeff found his game and Josh perfected the "huck fin" method. Kara kicked all of our butts in the second game with a start of 4 strikes, also called a "4 bagger." I bowled a personal best breaking 100 all 3 games and finishing with 149 on the last one. Grace was the princess of the alley, roaming where she pleased. We had such a blast that we missed the fireworks without really missing them. The night ended with a refreshing dip in the pool.

Saturday, we all went to my favorite greek place on Mill Ave. to celebrate my birthday. After church Sunday, we went to the Visitor's Center by the temple to check out the photography exhibit. I was able to snap a few pics of Jeff and Grace, and that wrapped up our fun filled weekend.


Amanda and Kirk said...

what a cute, cute little girl you have! She is getting so big! I can't believe how fast she is growing up! Wish we could see each other!!

randalswife said...

Happy Fourth of July and Happy Birthday! Israel is loving looking at pictures of you guys!

Mimi said...

This is so fun! Love the post {need a new one!! hint, hint!} What a fun 4th and Happy Birthday. Totally forgot to mention that the other day. Keep the darling pics coming!!!