Johanna -4th of July

We (well, really I, since Tom never does post) haven’t said much lately, so I guess it’s time to update again!  Yesterday (after sleeping in – yea!) Tom and I got busy getting ready to host a BBQ for Alex, Andrew & families.  Tom made a HUGE batch of his famous salsa.  I did a quick run-through of the house (vacuuming, putting things away, trying to finish the laundry, cleaning the HUGE mess that is our kitchen 90% of the time).  Then we attacked the yard.  I really am going to post pictures, because we’re so proud of all our hard work.  A couple of weeks ago (or has it been a month?) we took up all the railroad tie garden beds in our yard.  Tom cut them all down into shorter lengths and we have been standing them on edge around our new, larger, in the middle of the sun, garden bed.  We’ve planted grass in one of the old beds, and we transplanted some of the sod to some areas in our yard that were just dirt.  We still have a ways to go, but we are getting there!

Sarah and Andrew came by early in the day and took Andy & Haley with them to the Civic Green park to play in the water.  That was so great!  We finished our work while they were gone.  Then Sarah, Haley, and I went shopping.  Mostly we just did the “wander” thing.  We found some great deals on shoes ($2 snow boots, $1 flip flops) and picked up a few necessities.  Then we headed back home to EAT (thanks, Tom, for all the hard work over the grill!).  Cynthia & Alex brought a great selection of soda, and Mom’s famous baked beans (YUM!).  Sarah & Andrew favored us with some melon and guacamole (what is the fourth without watermelon??).  The kids had fun with bubbles and the mini trampoline.  Then we all headed out to the park for a kickball game.  I love that we live on the park.  Almost every day I think how lucky we are and how I just love my home.

The night concluded with fireworks, courtesy of Highlands Ranch.  The kids thought they were pretty exciting.  Tom decided that we really need to be closer to the action next year – the “booms” just weren’t loud enough for him from where we were sitting!!  All in all a pleasant day.  Thanks to Sarah for suggesting we get together!!


05. July 2008 by Johanna
Categories: Family | Tags: , , | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. mom (unverified): Sounds like you had a great 4th. We went golfing and came home to find Erin, Weston and Kate here. I didn’t cook! yeh.
    July 6, 2008, 07:02 PM (UTC -4)

  2. Andrew (unverified): I was less than impressed with the fireworks show, but other than that, I thought the day was perfect. Thanks for hosting the party!
    July 9, 2008, 03:20 PM (UTC -4)

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