Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Happy Thursday!
Thirteen Moments From the 4th of July Weekend:
  1. On a sad note, Ron cought a summer cold/flu on Friday resulting in a not so good time for him. It just got worse and worse as the weekend progressed. He was a sad little puppy :(
  2. Friday started off the weekend with a get together with some friends of ours from Ron's work. This couple has a two year old boy who is quite the mess and I was on the lookout for flying objects and dodging his feet from stepping on Justice. The food was excellent and I made another dessert creation consisting of strawberry yogurt and jello mix mixed with cool whip, fresh raspberries and blackberries, oreo pieces and crunch bits, layered in a parfat style, yummy.
  3. Saturday we took Justice to the park and got video of him in the toddler swing, he loved it! He just laughs and swings his arms in delight. Have I said how much fun he is?!
  4. Sunday, Ron woke up feeling the absolute pits and I was starting to have a little funny feeling in my throat. We were supposed to leave for the Lake this day. I loaded up with Vitamin C pills, popping one after the other. By later in the afternoon I was feeling decent and loaded up the car myself and left a sad, but relieved husband. He couldn't really rest with Justice and I around. He didn't leave the house the entire weekend.
  5. Sunday later, arrived at the Lake. It was beautiful! The water was sparkling! I took Justice on a boat ride with my mom and stepdad. Joy came along too. Justice loves the boat! His eyes get all squinty eyed and he just relaxes and feels the breeze and zones with the roar of the motor.
  6. After putting Justice to bed, I took a night swim. It was so relaxing and envigorating. The water was warm after a day in the hot sun and temperatures flirting with 100 degrees.
  7. Monday started early--about 6:45. My mother's dog was barking to get back in the house and resulting in Justice waking up, not my idea of a nice start. But, we did take a peaceful mile walk and made a homecooked breakfast to begin the day.
  8. The rest of Monday was all about the water. It takes me so long to get myself and Justice ready for the water. I have to get sunscreen on him which is a chore in itself--he is squirmy when he has to be held down to get something done. Don't get me started on his behavior with the nasal aspirator. But, it is worth it to get in the lake.
  9. Justice enjoyed the water for about an hour or so. He was facinated by passing waverunners and pontune boats. He observed the children that another family staying at the lake were doing with great curiousity. I can just imagine him thinking, "I have got to figure out how to do those things.
  10. I got some self time once Justice went down, floating around, soaking up rays and clearing my head.
  11. The day ended with a boat ride and BBQ. Good family time is what holidays are all about. Appreciating the freedoms and blessings that we are given as a nation. Just before bedtime we were graced with the best fireworks I would see over the weekend from the dock.
  12. On the morning of the 4th I spent calling Ron to see if he had gotten any better and could not reach him. So, I loaded back up and found that Ron had just not wanted to get up to get the phone and was still on the sick side. He was so glad that I had come back, for one thing he hadn't had a decent meal in a couple of days since I had not planned on having any food at the house since we were to be at the lake. As a family we had a nice 4th of July meal and said a prayer for the soldiers and thanked God for America. The day was finished off with fireworks. Justice didn't like the banging noises following the spectacle, but we got through it.
  13. Singing --"Born on the 4th of July" --Ron's sister, Jeni had her little baby boy the day after the 4th. So, Justice has another new baby cousin, Owen. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Mommy had a C-Section at 12:00 EST. Both are doing very well. We can't wait to see them. We aren't sure when that will happen. That is the perfect finale to the holiday--a new life

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30 comments:

Karen said...

sounds like a good weekend- we're all suffering 'kinda colds' here, too. not bad, just annoying. I love babies on the 4th- we have a niece that turned 2.

Lisa said...

WOW! Sounds like a busy but fun weekend (sick husband excepted!). I'm exhausted just reading about it!

Happy Thursday!

The Red Queen said...

You made me tired just reading. Today is my hubbys bday and he is spending it passing a kidney stone. Life goes on if you choose to let it. Be blessed.

Lyn said...

I love swimming at night! Great list, sounds like a great 4th. My T13 is up - Super Hero Edition.

Lazy Daisy said...

Sounds like a lovely holliday weekend...hope your hubby is better. Summer colds are the pits. Congrats on the new nephew. Owen is a nice name.

Tess said...

so sorry about the sick husband, I know your time at the lake would have been so much better with him there and well. congratulations on your new nephew!

Mama Duck said...

Well, that sucks to be sick! My DH was so sick over Christmas that he stayed home on the couch and didn't open presents or anything :(.

Sarah said...

My boyfriend and I both got sick over the weekend too! Oh well, I guess it can't always work out. The water sounds great, though.

gail said...

sorry your husband got sick...new baby in family, very nice!

wrigley said...

glad you had such a great holiday! hope the hubby will be really well soon. congrats on the new nephew!

my 13's up.

YellowRose said...

We had a bug go around here on the 4th also, my hubby, son and myself have gotten sick! No fun! Glad yours is doing better!

Happy Thursday, my TT is up!

FatedHearts said...

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!! Im so sorry to hear that Ron has caught a flu, but it seems that your trip to the lake was awesome!! Justice enjoyed the boat ride and you're all have a wonderfull family get together for BBQ too, what a lovely holiday!! and Congrats on Ron's sister newborn baby!!! awwww I just love babies!!!!

Happy TT, thanks for visiting mine!

Katrina said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Sorry your hubby was sick...

robin said...

Sounds like you had fun! I live in a small town and I can give you a fourth of July visual...are you ready?

Beer bellies and back hair. :)

Carmen said...

What a nice 4th! (except for sick hubby).

Margaret said...

Sounds like an incredible weekend, and with Justice, how did you manage to squeeze it all in? Incredible. We had a "boring" 4th here - but it was relaxing. -Margie

~**Dawn**~ said...

omg that dessert in item 2 sounds sooo yummy!!

Chris said...

Why do people always get sick on Holidays. It really sucks. Luckily I didn't get sick this 4th of July but my doggie didn't. She wasn't feeling well. Felt so bad for her. Almost took her to Emergency Vet but she just perked up by her self.

Ardice said...

I love the water. Sorry Ron got sick, I hope he gets better soon. And congratulations on the new nephew!

My list is up. Have a wonderful day...

Karen said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend!
Congrats on the new nephew! That's great you got some me time too, while at the lake.

Stacy said...

Sounds like a busy, fun-filled time. The dessert you mentioned in #2 sounds really yummy too :)

Have a great day, my T13 is up too...

Ashley said...

hey! glad to hear you had a great weekend and got a little time to yourself. my mom and stepdad watched little bit on saturday evening and since i still wasn't feeling so hot, b and i brought dinner home and watched walk the line. it was VERY NICE not having to worry about turning the tv down or getting up to change a diaper or it being midnight before the movie was over b/c we had to start it after she went to bed. you forget about the little things when you have a little one! see ya later i hope!

Reverberate58 said...

Hope your hubby is getting back to his healthy self. Glad you and the boy were still able to go and enjoy the lake! My grandson is due is moment as they have induced labor today! Thanks for sharing your weekend with us!
My T13 is up. Hope you are having a terrific Thursday!

Stephanie said...

I love the fourth. It is my Birthday too!!

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ALP said...

Sorry about the flu... Tha tis no fun at all!

Lady Jane said...

Amen to #1!!! That sounds like my Independence Day! Great list!

Mine is here.

Great Day said...

Wow, soudns like you had a fab time! Too bad Ron couldn't go with you, hopefully he's feeling better now.

I love me some rays to go along with playing in the water!

PatentPrincess said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend and lots of great memories with Justice and the family, even though Ron got stuck with the summer cold (those are the worst). Now I am in the mood for some nightswimming. That is so much fun!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

A new life is a wonderful finale! Congrats to Justice on his new cousin!

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