7.08.2009

The 4th and Beyond

We headed to Emory for the weekend of the 4th to spend the most redneck 4th of July ever with my dad, Adam (+family) and Laura. As evidenced by the picture to the left. [To get the full effect, you should know that the shirt I'm wearing, from Ashley, says 'knocked up.']

We even got the BB shotgun out and had a competition to see who had the best shot. I won with 8/12 (six of those shots were in a row!) - I knew that riflery class at Crestridge was worth more than just all the letters and notes I wrote in between my turns laying on the mats! I don't think I've touched a gun since then, but clearly it stuck with me :) We lit up the night sky with our own fireworks show that night in the front yard supplied with fireworks from Blackbeard's Firework shop in Gaffney, SC. It was mostly successful minus the times that the girls hid behind the stone wall as Terry & Adam were debating on which way they should be pointing some of the rockets they were holding (already lit!) We took an intermission during which I taught Laura how to control the shutter speed on her camera and she got some great pictures from the sparklers!


Got to see lots of this cute little man who is growing up so fast, and we are headed to his 'baby' dedication at church in Raleigh this coming weekend and will get to snuggle him some more. Before we go, we're doing the dreaded baby registry, let's pray we don't get totally overwhelmed!

When we got home, we had lots of new updates to share from the house - kitchen cabinets as promised, paint colors, built in shelves, cabinets in our bathroom, stained front porch! Enjoy!

6 comments:

Louise said...

Come on, you're not even going to MENTION that I proceeded to get 10/12... give me some credit!

KatieKate said...

Ok.... love so much about this post. But, before I forget, might I suggest taking a recent-new-mother along with you on your registration trip? SO MUCH you decide you need and like *later* and it's overwhelming to stand there staring at 40 sippy cups. Dude. Just pick one. Ask her which were her favorite and go with it. Ask her what she wisheds she had received and tag it. It was really helpful for me :)

Mom said...

THANK YOU for putting the pictures on the blog. I loved seeing them. I can just see myself sneaking into Minnow's room to get her warm, sleepy self up from her crib. I will try to be the best grandma ever!

Lynn said...

Your house is absolutely beautiful and I love your little "bump"! Your are a stunning prego mom!

Bec said...

How cute is your mom???

amy free said...

OH MY GOODNESS! It's gorgeous!!!!