We had a pretty fun weekend and enjoyed celebrating our country’s independence day. Here is what we did.
On the morning of the 4th, we went to a breakfast for our ward and had awesome breakfast burritos and fruit. It was awesome. The scouts raised the flag and we had a spiritual thought about independence.
After that, we went and dropped mom and clay off at the house so they could get a couple things done and give Clay a nap. Koby and Spencer and I went to the Greeley Independence Day Parade and battled traffic, parking and the crowds to watch a little of the parade. It was pretty good, but very hot. We were not in the shade at all, but there was a church that we were by that were giving out free cups of ice, so we took advantage of that.
The parade was typical Greeley, with the toilet cars to the hordes of cowboys and horses. I took a few pictures and then realized that as soon as I got home, I would probably wonder what I took all of them for and end up deleting them. They were all pretty lame, but here is one that was okay.
They were puling it down because we were near an electrical wire that they had to go under. Like I said, nothing special, but the boys had a good time and enjoyed certain parts of the event.
After the parade, we went home and got mom and Clay and got ready to go swimming at the first pool. Our friends, the Gollhofers, live in a neighborhood that has a pool and it happens to be right outside their back door. They invited us over and we were excited. The boys had tons of fun and got plenty of sun. Here are a few pictures from the pool.
Koby on the slide.
Taylor and Koby
Spencer through the tube
Koby the fish
Clay and I
Spencer on the slide
We had a lot of fun at the pool.
After that pool, we headed down to my parents house and had a bbq with them and some other friends. They have an above the ground pool that the kids swam in and spent the rest of the afternoon. They had plenty of sun that day.
Later, when it was time for fireworks, we went to Loveland to watch them from over Lake Loveland. We usually watch them from the church lawn, but this year we went with friends (the Hopwoods) and watched them from Anna’s brother’s house. It was a lot of fun and we avoided the headache of traffic (for the most part).
After that, we went home. We have a lot of projects going on so the rest of the weekend we spent getting those things done. We also had Cami’s parents and Koby & Spencer’s cousin come to town for a few days. They are still here until Tuesday and are having fun. One of the projects I am working on is getting a new floor in our kitchen and we have pergo that we are laying, so we are going to start that, hopefully, tomorrow.
For more pictures of the weekend, visit my flickr set here.