Monday, July 7, 2008

July Fourth Follow Up

After thinking we had left early enough to catch the hot air balloon races, and being disappointed when we realized all of the races were finished and the balloons landed, we headed down to Univeristy Ave for the anual parade. I'm a total fan of 4th of July activities, but not big enough to camp out the night before for good seats. We ended up about 5 or 6 people deep- but we sure had fun! Brant's favorite part was the fly-by of the 3 F16s (followed later on by the fly-by of 3 students in their two seater Catanas). My favorite part was the missionaries- here I am looking like a cheeseball when they passed.

Seeing those missionaries brought back awesome memories of when I got to march in this same parade back in 2004 as a sister missionary. Here I am with Sister Sawyer (in a picture that was taken with a digital, then printed on printer paper and given to me a few years ago and then I scanned it back into the computer)... We were so excited to get to march in the parade (AND see Stadium of Fire that night with Reba McIntire), that we made one of those paper chains that people make at Christmas times to count down the days. Except ours was made of red, white, and blue contruction paper and we had a little flag at the end of the chain. Each day during companion study we would cut a link. Too bad you can't see the "Y" on the mountain and the "University Avenue" street sign- its actually a very Provo-esque picture when you see it. Brant made a terrific salmon BBQ afterwards and we had a lazy afternoon. Afterwards, we ended up on the fields across the street from the MTC to watch the fireworks. We wanted to make sure that we got good seats, so we got there 2 hours early...it was fun to do some "people watching", but next time we'll be sure to bring a game to make the time pass quicker.

I'm glad your not tired of seeing pictures of fireworks yet, 'cause here's another...this time I set the camera to "Bulb" lighting. I'm hoping I'll get better pics next year.

What a great holiday! Only 362 more days till the next 4th of July. . .

4 comments:

Linsey & Kevin said...

Wow... I knew you were a 4th of July junkie, but counting down the days already? This is more serious than I originally thought. Haha! Happy 4th!

The McCullough Crew said...

Happy 4th of July!!! I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your favorite holiday. It looks like the two of you had fun.

Mann's said...

YEAH!!! I had no idea you were a blogger! This is exciting to me. We should get together soon and have a BBQ or something!

The JNJ Hasleton's said...

I remember marching in that parade as a missionary. Ii sounds bad, but I loved watching people cry as we went by singing. I felt appreciated & knew that what I was doing was right. You guys look like you had fun!!