Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

 So enjoyed spending the morning with our bunch of Firecracker's
 It was a beautiful morning for a parade
 This was Tater Tot's first year to participate in the parade. Needless to say he enjoyed the festivities :)
 A shot from the car window as hubby and I traveled to his family reunion. Way off in the distance you could see a family farm. What a beautiful country we live in. God Bless America.
 Hubby's retirement dream :)
After a WONDERFUL time with most of hubby's family we hit the road even farther north to Wisconsin for a short visit with one of his Aunts. Check out this hanging basket at one of the restaurants we ate at. A huge basket of lovely!!!!

Finally after over a week of whirlwind activities I have a few hours of quite time before an evening with the big and little kiddo's for a cookout and fireworks. I think I might just have a few days of R & R coming up :) I'm getting a little excited with the thought of a few days of NOTHING that must be done!!!!

Hubby and I had the best time traveling to Illinois for his family reunion. To insure this almost 40 years of marital bliss continues, I packed a nice picnic basket of hubby's favorite snacks as well as an 18 hour book on tape knowing we had a VERY long two days of travel. We love books on tape when we have a big road trip, the hours and miles just fly by :) 

To say the family reunion was perfect would be an understatement. Other than the COLD weather it was 3 days of wonderful. We had lots of time to visit and reconnect with everyone. The motel made sure to put all of us long distance cousins on the same floor so we could visit from room to room and enjoy breakfast and coffee each morning. Sharing a meal with the family at a great restaurant our first night in town followed by desert at one of his cousins....yummy in so many ways.

An all day picnic with the gang was over the top fun. So blessed that his family opened their homes to host such a special day for all of us.

As it seems to always go as soon as we pulled into our driveway hubby's job threw a monkey wrench into our summer. More on that in tomorrows post.

It's time to load up my side dishes for this evenings cookout. Looking forward to yet a few more hours of family time to celebrate the 4th. The SIL's will be riding the grill this evening, LOVE that!!

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