Saturday, July 5, 2008


NO PICTURES!!!!!!! Arggggg......I took the camera but it wasn't charged.......or well such is life and it certainly didn't mar a WONDERFUL time.

First, after our Wednesday night Church services we had a time of celebration. Ice cream and then a wonderful, BIG fireworks display. It was so lovely sitting out behind the church sharing this time of fun and fellowship with our body. Aric was with it and that was great.

The 4th was a lovely, lazy day. Our friends, Don & Barbara, called and wanted to know if we wanted to join them in going out for pizza for lunch. They drove out here to Coweta and we had a delightful lunch and visit with them. Nothing like dear special friends!!!

Speaking of friends.......we are being good friends and have been "dog sitting" with Baron, our friends Jack & Mary's dog for 13 days as they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Alaska.

We did not have our family 4th celebration until 7 last night because our daughter, Jacque, had to work. Walgreens pharmacy never closes!!!!

Anyway, our daughter, Suzette, hosted the event and it was grand. All 12 of us were present and everyone accounted for except our 22 year old granddaughter, Jessica, who had to work!! People like to eat out on the 4th so no day off for her and she was on the late shift.

Son-in-love, Dave, smoked 2 pork loin and it was melt in your mouth good. Suzette then fixed baked beans, potato salad, sliced cantaloupe. I brought deviled eggs. Jacque & Benny brought orange jello with carrots salad and banana pudding. Marc brought soda pop and Oksana fixed the Simple as Pie dessert for us.

Delicious meal and such a nice time just sitting outside in their lovely patio and visiting. After it got dark we could see fireworks going off all around us. We actually stayed until 10:15.......late for Mickey and I. Even the 40 minute drive home was enjoyable because fireworks were going off the entire drive home.

We love our family!!!!! We are so thankful to have all 4 of our children right here in the Tulsa area and get to celebrate all these special times together. Next will be Marc's birthday on August 2nd!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun night!

The Olson's: said...

Lots of good food, being with family, relaxing on the back deck, watching fireworks...I feel relaxed just reading this! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm glad you enjoyed your 4th of July!
~ Leanne

Saija said...

it sounds absolutely perfect ... :o) ... you are indeed blessed ...

Unknown said...

Hi Susan,
A few days ago I sent you an email but it must not have went through. The time you said sounds fine. I have 4 children so I will have to flex it a bit to fit the schedule. I was starting to wonder today if you had got the email because I did not think you would take long to answer. Let me know the next step of what to do.
Thanks ...Kim

Tina said...

I love the "son-in-love" Glad you had such a lovely day with your family.

Dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, topped off with a great evening. We had ourselves running all over to see everyone separately this year, for various reasons. I like your time together - it's what we usually do.

Our fireworks were the best ever this year -

Linds said...

It sounds like you all had a perfect family celebration, Susan. The food sounds wonderful! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Peculiar Blogs said...

Glad you had such a nice night!

retha said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration you had.
Fireworks is something unusual here.

Kelli said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful 4th of July together!

Mountain Mama said...

You had a wonderful 4th. Being with family always makes our days special.

I went to my daughters for a while. We had a work party potluck. They have bought a house and are doing major remodeling so the family go over and help whenever we can.

I hope the coming week is wonderful for you.

Jill said...

What a wonderful day with your family! The food sounds delish!

Anonymous said...

No fireworks for us this year, but spending time with Alicia and Alfred was better than any fireworks ever :)

Glad you had a grand time with your kids and grandkids.

Glad to hear you don't stay out late either. I always think it's just us.

Nadine said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. Family is great.

Crystal said...

We just spent a weekend celebrating with family too and there is nothing better, in my mind. Happy 4th of July to you, my friend!

... said...

sounds like a wonderful time. glad you had such a nice holiday.

michelle said...

Sounds wonderful. Glad you have your family so close!

Mary@notbefore7 said... favorite part of the holidays! Sounds great.

Susan said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I think sometimes it's good just to be and enjoy each other and forget the photos. Glad you were able to spend time with family and friends this weekend.



Brenda said...

What a wonderful time to spend with family. That's why I'm so excited to head back home to CO! Next year!
God bless,

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
Your 4th of July celebration sounds delightful! Family times are the greatest blessing.
Like you, I didn't take pictures of the 4th (but for slightly different reasons!)

TO BECOME said...

I love family fun times also. I am so thankful that your family live close enough to you that you can have these kind of times together. Have a great day. connie from Texas