Amid all other influences

Amid all other influences
"reaching for the light"

Friday, July 04, 2008

The 4th, sprinkler heads, recovery, dog sitting, and fireworks

Today is the 4th of July and like many, we are taking it easy on this holiday.  We turned down an opportunity to join Erin & Mark and the boys camping up at Granite Flats in AF Canyon.  I bet the temperature is at least 5 - 10 degrees cooler than here in PG.
Since we didn't go camping, we get to dog sit the "huli-huli" black dog, Bubba.  He is high energy, puppy type and tries to rule everything in the house, even the likes of Ipo.  
Today, I didn't make it to the annual hot air balloon lift off in Provo, or even the big Freedom Festival Parade.  We aren't even going to the big Stadium of Fire show at Cougar Stadium with Miley Cyrus.  Tickets for that were long gone on the day they first came out with them.  
So, instead, tonight we will be walking down to the Junior High to watch the city fireworks show. I am going to try some night photography of the fireworks.  Hope they come out well.  
Since Rachel and Jase and family left, our home has been quiet and with hardly any activity but working on the sprinkler system after work every day.  The major part is done and I still need to finish the great lawn area, a drip system for the terrace area, and a feeder line out to the garden area.  Mark and Jase helped alot, so when it is done, I won't have to get up at all hours to do irrigation.  
I've included some pictures of Rachel's family visit here to Utah.  It was great to see them and enjoy the kids.  They are so smart and fun. We had fun at the PG Strawberry Days carnival.  The kids had a blast.  We also got to celebrate Klailea's birthday a little early since they were here with family.  The kids really enjoyed the games and treats that Rachel set up.  
It was sad to see them leave for Hawaii.  We don't get to see them much but this time, it was just great getting to know our granddaughters and grandson.  And how fast they grow up.   
We hope you all have a great 4th of July celebration and a safe one.  

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Oooh I love all the pictures! Looks like it was a lot of fun with all the kids there. Was that Klai's birthday-- the tickets and candy picture? Very creative. How fun to see everyone.