Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our July 4th

July 4th was so relaxing and much needed.  We feel like our calm and peaceful life has turned up-side down.  Nothing bad has taken place, it's just busy with so many activities and work it's hard to keep up.  We decided this year not to plan anything for the 4th.  We just needed a little family time and it was wonderful.

 Randy and I are the type to just wake-up and go. We hardly plan anything in advance.  We are spur of the moment people.  As we woke up and were lying in bed, we talked about what should we do today. We have the whole day to ourselves.  I named a couple of things that Randy didn't like. And then I mentioned Ogie's....He sprung out of bed so fast.  He was excited.

We got all loaded in the Jeep and headed out.  Now, for those of you how don't know what Ogie's is, it's a restaurant in West Valley.  They are only open until 11 am, and only serve breakfast.  It's the best breakfast you will eat. This was the place to go in High School when you didn't want to go to class. haha  We always get the Special breakfast burrito.  The green chili sauce that they put on it, is to die for!  I am salivating just thinking about it.

After eating we said...what next? I said let's head to Park City.  We could go shopping and hit the Alpine slide. As we got there it was a mad house.  Cars everywhere.  Luckily there was a different event going on and everyone was there in stead of the slides.  It was a perfect day.  No crowds, cool, and fun!  Brock and Brody loved every minute of the slides.  We then went shopping at the outlet mall.  Killer deals!  Randy bought 2 Fossil wallets that were only $5.00 each, and a pair of Teva's for $25.00.  Awesome deals!

On our way home we headed to Heber City.  We stopped to get lunch at Granny's Drive In.  The best burger, fries and shake joint ever!  I remember going there as a child.  Great memories I hope to pass down to our kids.

When we arrived home we made a homemade slip n' slide out of plastic.  It was a hit and it felt good to cool off.  After a day in the sun we were all pooped.  We all took a nap.  When we woke up we watched Superman.  One of Brock's favorite movies.  I drew the superman shield on Brock's chest with marker.  He thought that was the neatest thing. He got his red undies on, blue cape and ran around with his arms in the air.  He would point his eyes at you like he was using his lasers.  He would blow on things around the house, pretending they would freeze or blow away.  It was so entertaining to watch him.  He is our little superhero.

For the firework show, we headed to our neighbors house.  Every thing was going great. The kids loved the sparklers, and smoke bombs.  We then started the Ariel fireworks.  All was good until the wind blew one over and started shooting and exploding on the kids.  It was a mad panic to grab the kids.  We had kids, screaming and crying with fireworks going off.  It sounded like a war zone. We got the kids all settled and looked over each of their bodies.  They were all fine, just a little traumatized.  We all scooted back 20 feet and continued the show.  It was great!  After it was over we headed home.  We had a fun field day I hope our boys will remember.  Here is a video of the highlights of our day.  Enjoy.    



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