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--Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Weekend Recap!

I sure hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July! I sure did and I know you want to hear about it. We had my some bloggy friends who are real life friends and their families over for a BBQ.
I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Here I am striking a pose. Notice how NOT tired and greasy I am! Yeah, I'm setting myself up for later! LOL.
Here's my simple table setting.
Here are us ladies. Me, Kathy from Blessed Beyond Imagination and Debra from Clothed with Scarlet. Don't we look sweet?
It was HOT but we did manage to play some horse shoes, throw some tomahawks and play croquet. Here they are seeking refuge in the shade.
We then came in to cool off and eat. We LET it rain for a little while, because we knew it would cool off a LITTLE and be done with before nightfall.

It stopped raining and so we then walked over to the beach. I thought this guy might be posing for some magazine so I figured I better take his picture because he might be famous but upon closer inspection I realized it was just Debra's husband. LOL. Cool picture though huh? Yeah I got mad picture skills! LOL. Oh I crack myself up!
Here are the "boys" doing some fishing. My hunk is on the right, Debra's in the middle, Kathy's is on the left and my 2 youngest were doing their best fish calls.
Meanwhile the older kids acted as shark bait. Just kidding. They were having a great time and the water was actually quite clear.

Remember I mentioned earlier how not tired I was, well right about here I started to look tired, greasy and from this picture a bit psychotic. But we still had more to do! And this was 1 of about 30 pictures Kathy and I took trying to look cute. But we finally gave up and here you have it!
We walked back home, ate a bit more and then lit off some Wally World specials, all the while becoming personal blood banks for the mosquitoes, which finally drove us inside.
But that didn't slow us down, oh no. We whipped out the guitars and yes that's Josh playing my daughters pink guitar. He actually played us the song he wrote for his Mom while she was in the hospital. Then my husband grabbed his guitar, my daughter grabbed my son's guitar, we handed Jay some bongos and we had a little praise and worship session. A perfect ending to a perfect day!
I then crashed hard on my bed and slept in until 8 o'clock the next morning!
I hope you all enjoyed my little flash back. Now we are having our missionary friends and their family over today and we get to do it all over again! LOL. I'm already tired just thinking about it!


  1. Kim, I would LOVE to have met you while here in FL...you look like so much fun!! ;)

    Glad you had a fun and safe 4th!


    p.s. Just because I leave FL doesn't mean I'm done with Disney by ANY means!....we'll catch up there one day!!

  2. Looks like you had some awesome fun! Great pics and thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks like you had loads of fun!

  4. so much fun ! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. It was a Fun, Fun day my friend! I guess we missed the jam session... :) However, we did sing our own songs while we were out on the boat watching fireworks over the river...AND if you want to see a CUTE picture of us (yes we did get at least one!!!!) come see my blog, hee hee. :)
    Love you!

  6. Looks like a lot of fun !
    We had a fun but relaxing day,see my blog.

  7. U R a FUN Family! What a great gift of hospitality you have. Though most of us will never meet and spend time with you here, what a reunion it will be in heaven!!

    You make me laugh lots and lots......and it indeed has been medicine for my spirit!!

    A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverb. 17:22)

  8. I'm so glad you shared your day with us through pictures. It looks like you all had such fun. I was so glad to see that Debra was there. I've been praying for that girl. How wonderful that all the hubbies got along too.

  9. Such a fun day my friend!! I love seeing all the pictures!! Glad all of you got to be together to celebrate. And your table looked cute and so did you! :)

    Big wish-I-coulda-been-there-but-then-I-would-be-covered-in-huge-welts-from-mosquito-bites-right-now hugs to you!! :)

  10. You are truly the hostess with the mostest! I can't wait to be on the receiving end...in 18 more days!!!!

    You all looked like you had a great time together and as always...I love the pictures with the funny stories. My favorite is Debra's hubby posing and the mosquito's blood bank.

    Again...thanks for destroying my happy illusion of a mosquito free vacation!


  11. Fun weekend! Love your table setting! So cute! Also love the pearls with your tank top very classy :)

  12. If ever I'm in Florida I'll be sure to be there on the holidays so I can give you a buzz and see if I can join the fun!! Great pictures.

  13. Sounds like a super fun day...by the way, your table was really cute!

  14. This is one 4th you will never forget. Looks like so much fun!

  15. I loved seeing pictures of your 4th of July celebration. Debra looks amazing...I'm so thankful that she is feeling better...and Josh playing the pink guitar is so sweet. Blessings to you.

  16. What a fun day...and Jay said "I am somebody famous....I'm Mr. Peach"...lol

    Love you, my friend.

  17. Great pictures! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Blessings! Amanda

  18. What a fun day with friends and family! oh goodness that sounded like an at&t commercial LOL

    You have a great gift of hospitality!
    Table looked awesome, so glad you have a fun weekend....get some rest before your next round my friend k

    love to you

  19. What a fun time and how cool to worship before leaving. That must have been awesome. one of these days I will get down there to meet you and debra.

  20. Lol... I love your pictures!

  21. Oh, what fun! :D Love all the pics! It is great to get together with friends. Love your table setting - festive!! :D

  22. I was just checking out the pics over at Debra's site too. Looks like you all had a great day!!


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