July 4, 2010

Fine Fourth

We've had our girl home for a 4-day weekend and we've had a good deal of fun, as well as a good deal of relaxation. A neighboring town had a very nice fireworks show on Saturday, and I had fun playing with the fireworks setting on my camera - clearly we need to adjust the settings, but these "arsty" shots were still enjoyable! Click on the collage to see just how "artsy" they are - ha! Must get that instruction book out again!

We took some patriotic treats to share at our church BBQ/potluck after Sunday services.

We saw Toy Story 3 - fantastic movie! Funny and touching, and incredibly entertaining. All ages can have a good belly laugh, or two, or three at this one!

We treated ourselves to some seafood at Joe's Crab Shack, which was really good, but made us miss Maine!

And we played this very clever patriotic version of Monopoly. As you move around this board, it reminds you what a great many blessings and freedoms we enjoy!


  1. I love Toy Story 3. I was sobbing like a baby at the end though. It just makes me think of what it would be like to let our kids grow up and let go of them when they are ready to be on their own. Oh gosh, getting teary again.

  2. Sounds like you're riding the postpartum hormone train! But even if you weren't this movie would still make you cry - very touching!