Our "holiday weekend" began Thursday night - as The Hubs had Friday off. Here's a quick recap...
Thursday - dinner with new friends. Wonderful food, great conversations getting to know each other. They were wonderful hosts, in a beautiful and comfortable home, weather on the backyard deck was perfect and kids all had a blast.
Friday - The hubs and I got ourselves up and out the door for a walk/run. That felt good. The rest of the day was spent playing and relaxing. Friday night, we attended Freedom Fest with my parents, a community outreach event at an area church with music, food vendors, "inflatables" for jumping/sliding fun, a little drizzly rain, and impressive July 4th Eve fireworks show.
Saturday - An annual 4th of July pool party at our friends the B's, such gracious hosts, beautiful setting, a pool filled with kiddos, an abundance of tempting foods. The weather was a little drizzly on and off all day, but didn't bother the swimmers at all. The evening turned into an impromptu pizza party at the C's house along with the O's, before heading out for fireworks together. The sun came out, clouds cleared out. We found a great parking spot, only had to walk a couple blocks for perfect viewing of another fun firework spectacle. I was wise and picked up a whole mess of glo-necklaces at the dollar spot in Target last weekend - so all the kids all got to share in the fun of those without breaking the bank.
Sunday - we all slept in after 3 straight nights of 11pm bedtimes - uffdah! (except for The Hubs who was subbing in the worship band so he had to go in early.) But I was up and treated the kids to cinnamon rolls and eggs and watched the start of the Wimbledon Men's Final between Andy Roddick and Roger Federer. Amazing tennis. Kids and I left for church. Excellent service and message. Home from church. Ala carte lunch. Watched the rest of the tennis match via video. Perfect weather for relaxing and just "being" after such a busy few days. Pulled together another impromptu dinner with the C's and my parents - grilling out and ended the weekend with a bonfire and some redneck "MN legal" fireworks on the driveway.