7.08.2009

THE 4TH!

Hope you all had a happy Fourth of July!
'Cause we sure did.




I. Parade on Main Street
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We sat with the coolest friends Tim and Alex
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...and some other coolest friends: the Grimmers.
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Favorite Parts include when this big army truck got in a water fight with a fire truck.
(the fire truck lost)

Ray's Car Wash chose a beauty queen from their workers.
{notice "her" sash is from boy scouts}


The rest of the the employees performed their own hip-hop "sexy" dance. Yes, it was hilarious.



Creativity award goes to the giant grocery cart from Broulims.




These planes made several appearances that morning. I wish I could have captured all of the planes when they were in formation.



Second favorite float goes to a gym whose entire float was a long trampoline. The continuous cycle of flips and handsprings were pretty sweet.



II. Watermelon Carving
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Our friends invited us to try this out. It was actually really fun! I think we've found ourselves a new Independence Day tradition.


After cutting a hole at the top, we scooped out all the insides into big bowls.



Then we carved our own patriotic designs!


Jared, Amanda, and Ashlyn show off their creation


With a candle on our front porch, it looked so cool!
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III. Fireworks
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The towering thunderheads made us nervous in the afternoon. Luckily, the worst of it missed the city and didn't ruin any of our fun.
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The fireworks in Idaho Falls claims to be the best show west of the Mississippi, so it was {as usual} packed. We were lucky enough to get a really nice piece of grass reserved for the ward right by the river.
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We had a lovely view from where we sat.
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Lots of geese hanging around.
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Andrew and Jason: A couple of crazies if I ever saw any. =)
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Andrew, Rich, and Bishop. They aren't nearly as dignified as they seem in the picture.
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Just a taste of an incredible show. I've never been to a better one than Idaho Falls.

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1 comment:

Soren and Sandy said...

I LOOOOOVE the picture of the American flag and the red flowers, beautiful!

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