Thursday, July 5, 2012

Independence Day

Our last couple of 4th's were frightfully dull, so I was determined this one would be different.  Boy, was it ever!  We started our morning rushing to line up for the Coeur d'Alene parade.  Karla had invited Hubby and Sonshine to walk with a group of homeschoolers in honor of local WWII veterans.  I sat on the sidelines clapping, taking pictures, and basking in the most perfect weather imaginable.  Afterwards, we temporarily parted ways with the Cooks and went in search of food.  Thankfully, we found a small sandwich joint that wasn't too crowded!  Three hoagies later, we stopped to get ice cream and made our way to a park.  There we spent a couple of delightful hours with the Seeley family: our former pastor Eric, his wife, and three children.  Next was napping downtime at home, and then on to wind up the day with partying in Karla's backyard!  We were happily joined by her two children, parents, her friend Jan (who organized the parade group), and Jan's son.  A couple other homeschooling friends arrived later in the evening.  Besides wonderful food and company, there was entertainment by way of their dog's antics with a soccer ball.  AND fireworks!  It was the fabulous, full day I was hoping for!

Karla's Parents

Karla and Lyle







Eric and Greg Shooting the Breeze

Kylen and John

Waving Flags Out the Windows

Laura's Yummy, Fancy Dessert

Lyle Concentrating On Grilling

Smoke Bombs

Unique Art



Little Tank



Big Tank

Laura with Black Firework 'Stache



Appropriately Named "Crazy Clock"


Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Wow, Farrah! GREAT photos!! That's awesome!

Also, I LOVE your blog!! The photo at the top is beautiful! It is all beautifully done!

Farrah said...

Thank you, ladies!

Jan, I'm so glad you stopped by! I have to say, one of my favorite pics from that day is the one of you looking so peaceful and cozy by the fire. =)

katrina said...

Looks like a wonderful, relaxing, fun filled day!

Farrah said...

Katrina - yes, all of that except the relaxing. Lol! But that was how I wanted it!