i packed only red, white, and navy clothes for the weekend (tastefully and stylishly, i should add. i don't go around wearing sequined star-spangled t-shirts. not that there's anything wrong with that.). by monday, it maybe got a teesny bit old, but i still went with it because i love america and wanted to give it a good birthday.
so saturday we headed over to the golf course and our primo spot to watch the fireworks and the people who mill around before the fireworks. i wore my sunhat and sat in my beach chair. here are pictures.
|we went to the golf course with one goal and one goal only: to emerge with new profile pictures.|
|a rousing game of apples to apples|
|mom and dad|
sunday we ate a dutch oven dinner and i took a long nap, both of which were delicious. my mom's brother and his family are in town for a few days, so we've gotten to hang out and chat, too, which is always fun.
on monday we woke up extra early for the ward fourth of july breakfast, something of a tradition. the food is usually really good and this year we were having a four star general who happens to be in our ward speak to us about his feelings about independence day. and the four of us girls were singing the national anthem in parts, a capella. nbd. but everything went well and we had fun and ate good food (read: we strategically stood in one line so we could raid mom's famous breakfast quiche. i don't think anyone else got to even try it :)) and thought about how awesome our country is. when we got home we got some stuff ready for our barbecue later (i made deviled eggs, my favorite bbq food) and then headed to park city to get in some outlet shopping. going there on holidays just reinforces how much i have been missing by neglecting the outlets so much since we moved up here. i bought a new swim top, some new jeans and yoga pants, some cute shirts, and pretty much everything was at least 50 percent off. love it! then we met up with some other beloved cousins and went up to the alpine slide, where i also ran into one of my students, who assured me that he was almost done with the paper that was due today haha.
|we sing hymns from the hymnbook|
|some of the riders on the chair lift|
|a picture of a picture being taken. (sorry to that person whose butt this is.)|
whew, monday was a long day. after park city we drove down to orem for the bq/swim party. we ate a delicious meal, swam in a lovely pool, went down an exhilarating water slide, and then ate a scrumptious dessert of cake and ice cream. and then it started to rain, but that was okay. by the time we got back to our apartment, meredith and i were both exhausted. but, all in all, it was a great, fun-filled, busy weekend and i'm glad i got to share it with my family.
happy birthday, america!