Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Home Town 4th of July, 2012

We had a great time celebrating America's 236th birthday at home this year.  However, it did feel a bit odd since we are usually out of town for the holiday.
(I'm talking 10+ years of being out of town for the 4th!)
Check it out.

Garden Valley, Idaho (no helmet law)
(my fiance/almost husband and I both lived in Eugene, OR)

Crouch, Idaho
(my husband of one year and I lived off of Barger in Eugene, OR)

Lake Tahoe, Nevada
(I'm pregnant but do not know it...still living in Eugene, OR.)

Uncle Steve & Aunt Carol's house 
Eagle, Idaho
(baby Lauren, Matt and I still live in Eugene, OR)

MeMa & PaPa's house 
Garden Valley, Idaho
(we call Newberg, Oregon home now...but not for long)
(also I'm pregnant again but do not know it yet)

Garden Valley, Idaho
(baby Tyler, 2 yr. old Lauren, Matt, and I now (and still) reside in a suburb of Atlanta)

suburb of Atlanta
Wait!  That's my living room.  I guess we were home for one 4th of July in the last 10 years.
(how cute are L and T?!)

Garden Valley, ID
(Tyler, MeMa, PaPa & Lauren)

Miramar Beach, Florida with Uncle Brian!

Boise, Idaho
(cousin Madison, Tyler, and Lauren)

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Hometown Holiday
We started off our day by watching the local parade
and pretending to be Chick-Fil-A cows.
"Eat mor chikin."

We have great friends!

lots of people and golf carts flanked the parade route

 You'll have to take my word that we saw a parade because we didn't take any pictures.
It was obviously fun and exhausting because Tyler and Daddy took a midday nap.

 Late afternoon we met up with our friends again to watch the fireworks.

Pizza and soda for dinner

and balloons for dessert.

Tyler learned how to blow up a balloon.

And he went a little crazy.

My friend (former friend?) had the nerve to post an unedited version of the picture below on her facebook page.  She called it:
"Random Rednecks"
This picture actually cracks me up so maybe I won't "unfriend" her after all.

Hanging out with FlagMan
(Tyler chose not to participate in the picture)


It was definitely a fun Fourth of July but it still felt like something was missing.
(like family!)
I wonder where we'll be July 4, 2013?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is really late but I loved your 4th of July timeline. Great pictures! You will have to come back West next year! Love, Grandma Jan