Thursday, July 8, 2010


Hope you all had a great 4th of July.  Here I am standing in front of my most FAVORITE thing of all on the 4th of July...BAGPIPES!!!  And if you look carefully you can also see one of the best resale shops around right across the street...The Trading Post.  Right next to where we were standing this amazing bike was parked right next to us...I want this bike!
Now I would have to get in shape enough to ride it up hills...but isn't it so cute!  They call Bainbridge Island celebration of the 4th of July "The Grand Ole 4th"  And there are so many great vintage images.  Kind of like a Norman Rockwell painting.

Our oldest son managed to make it onto 2 floats...Here he is with all his enthusiasm on one of them...

(He is the one looking like he has an opera song going on)

I thought these girls were so adorable with  their Annie signs... and next is the famous Bainbridge Island rope skippers.  They were in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade too!

Later that night we had fireworks in our neighborhood...been doing this for years...well, something went a little haywire when a box type one that shoots off multiple rockets decided to fall forward and shoot several of them straight at the crowd.  Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt...however there were many traumatized children.  But after all was said and done I looked down into my teacup that was sitting next to my feet...and there...right inside the cup...was one of the rockets that went awry.  Thank you Lord for your protection!!!

Hope your 4th of July was fun and full of great memories!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Here's to a wonderful 4th of July to all of you out there in Blogland.  I hope it is a great weekend full of fun festivities for all of you.  Break out the lemonade, watermelon, potato salad and hamburgers...enjoy the hot sunny weather...wait...I forgot that I live in the Pacific Northwest...summer doesn't start here until July 5th!  Oh well, we'll still enjoy all the food and festivities...a little rain slow us down!