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Listening to: Good Charlotte - Movin' On
Feeling: philosophical

Happy July 4th!

Soo my July 4th weekend...

Friday, the 3rd I worked a few hours in the morning so I could take next Friday off and stay the next weekend of Resas wedding!

I had like two piles of paperwork on my desk when I came in and I like booked through it all and got it done before I left.

Then I stuffed Mindy, her kids, and all her stuff in my lil car and off we went. The adventures went from attempting to pack the car to the sudden veering off the freeway to get specifically Taco Bell, cuz none of the other Taco type places would suit the raging hormones of my sister at the time.

We fell out of the car. Played with Dad in the backyard for a bit. Got in the van and went to the Dollar Store for fireworks, we dispersed in the store and all met at the checkout with our arms full of whatever we wanted, cuz thas how you shop with Grandpa. We went to see Mom at work, bought pizza and then headed for fireworks at USU. Felt like a tourist looking for the pizza place, we waited forever and they kept screwing up the receipt, we signed the wrong one, ripped up that one, sign another one, etc....Met some cute kids. One little boy came up to us and said "The Goose is on the Loose".

We were down by the soccer field...like the bottom of that huge hill I coasted my empty truck down attempting to reach the gas station at the bottom one time... I brought fingernail polish and painted the boys' toes. Read some magazines and in general was glad I wasn't one with screaming, running children. :D

One lil' redheaded, blue eyed boy, Tyler, came and befriended Cole and Braxton. They played with inflatable balls.

We brought out glow sticks when it got darker and this Tyler child was screaming bloody murder when his mom tried to put him to sleep. It went on for a long time so I gave the kid a glow stick and didn't hear from him the rest of the night.

When it got to like 9:15pm the wind and cold came pretty strong. We were watching a storm coming from Idaho head our way like 3 hours ago....and here it is! There was lots of wind which wasn't good for the child who's afraid of weather. (Braxton) And it stayed windy and cold for like a half hour so we wondered if they'd do the fireworks. But around 10pm the weather calmed a bit and they started! From 10:10 to 10:35 they went on, with an awkward pause in there. And we watched fireworks through a fence. Cole with his dramatic "BOOM"'s and Braxton with his endless questions that I honestly couldn't answer about our country. Grandpa in the chair just watching. Then we packed up and headed home. Like little ants coming down from the hill and going to their own lil' colonies, all in a line down the road, can't step out of the line or there might be chaos! Gotta see "A Bug's Life" again. And no little boys threw up this time! Like they did two years ago.....Success!

I missed Kiwi. I shoulda gone to Amys house to be with Kiwi. :(

Saturday the 4th

Went to the parade in Lewiston where a cop was being very snooty and I wanted to tell him so. We set up in front of Jake and Katie Andrew's house and saw the rest of the Andrew family. We were literally at the beginning of the parade. So much candy the kids got tired of going to get it, so then it was my turn. Took a tour of Jake and Katies house. Found out Natalie and Arthur were going to the Hyrum parade and wanted to go with them. So Braxton and I wanted to go home, so we hurried everyone to the car and went home.

I left to Paulas house and learned Natalie and Arthur were there waiting for breakfast for like two hours, so they were frustrated. But I got to see my baby girl Sara! Ooh I don't want to let her go.

The parade starts at noon and they were just leaving the house at 11:45.... We all piled in my car and took off to the parade. No idea where, but hey it can't be that hard to find in a town like that eh?

We parked forever away....walked forever...made Natalie go back and get the car...and Arthur, Sara and I kept walking, got bored and tired and stopped to watch the parade. Everyone we walked past assumed Arthur and I were together and that Sara was ours. Curse Natalie for putting us in such awkward situations. I'd claim the baby being mine, but not the brown man next to me. :P

Natalie found us and tried to find her mother at some store with an unknown address, we gave up and walked to the car and went home. Woohoo. I saw the parade twice. Natalie only got sunburnt and a workout. And Arther and Sara just went for a walk and got a lil' browner. It was hot and slightly not worth the trip, but thas what you get when you listen to Natalies mother.

Came home to Natalies and chilled til about 5 and went to buy Sara her first swimsuit. They disregarded my opinion. Natalie and Sara came to my house for a pool party and BBQ. She chose my BBQ over her brothers. The water was super cold in the pool so we didn't play in there much. Sara did acrobatics to stay away from the cold water. We took pictures. It was cute. We had hamburgers and hot dogs. Sat around and talked a bit til 8pm. Then Natalie wanted to go to her brothers to see his fireworks. They hadn't even eaten when we arrived. They are late with -everything-.

Then I wandered over to K-Mart and bought me some things for the sake of buying me things. Snatched a slurpee and went to watch firework at Warren Babcocks house like we did traditionally every year til they went on a mission. So it's been awhile, but nice to have the illegal event again in front of someone else's house. :D

Sunday, the 5th

Went to church. Fought with Mindy the whole time. We bonded. Mother hated it. Came home and ate leftovers from yesterday. Watched "Just My Luck" - laughed the whole time. Went through some old tapes we have and found video of Yoda, Michelle and Kitty, all of which who are dead now...and then lil' baby Scott when he was cute, oh, what happened to those days. And someone recorded over my Ninja Turtles. So not cool. And Top Gun is slowly dying... Sniff. And I can't find my Princess Sara movie. Gar. Memory lane while everyone else took naps.

Claine came and took the circus to the other Grandma and Grandpas house, leaving me to eat meat with Mom and Dad. Then I talked to Mom fer an hour. Then I made Kiwi come over and talk to me for an hour before she went back to Rexburg. And then I finished a show I was watching before dinner and then got kicked out of the house. Mom suddenly has an opinion about what time of night I leave the house to travel to SLC now. Pff. I only left around 10pm getting home around 11:30pm. I like driving at night.

And...here I am...back at work.

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