Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fun, Festivities, Food, Friends, Fourth of July

Nothing says Independence Day like sunshine and the sand. The best thing about good friends is they will drive down from UT spur of the moment and enjoy the weekend with you. Tom and Alana have been my best friends since I was three years old--you can't not have a good time when you are around these two. Erica and Alana are cut from the same mold and Tom and I find each other hilarious so it is extremely entertaining. We were able to hang out with our good friends Mia, Nate, Brittany, Derek and Jack (Camryn's boyfriend). We have so many amazing friends and feel so blessed.

Kyacking in La Jolla. The truck got stuck in the sand, the sun was hiding but we still had a blast and Alana was a pro for her first time!Two words--wedding bells! Jack is very aggresive and judging by Camryn's passionate expression it looks like she doesn't mind at all. Does it cuter than this?!
The gang gettin' hot and bubbly!

So Patriotic! It's so cute and cheesey it makes you want to throw up doesn't it?

Camryn just horsin' around


I don't know what it is about this picture but I want to keep her this way forever. She loved floating around in the pool while Alana and I laid out and the boys went to play tennis.

This was after our delicious BBQ. Ryan decided not to be patriotic like the rest of us apparently...what's with purple on the 4th?! After our BBQ, Derek and Brittany came back over for more hot tub time and then we watched the fireworks from the balcony and the boys jumped into the pool from there. I was glad they were clothed unlike Ryan's brothers last year.


Camryn loves her Grandma and we love that Grandma is so willing to babysit all the time. They both had such a great time together. Grandpa was celebrating independence in Hong Kong--I'm sure it was extremely patriotic. We can't wait to have him come home.

It was one of the best 4th of July's. Thanks everyone for making the effort to come play with us. Hopefully we can keep up this fun tradition. Tom and Alana, we love you guys and hope you come down again soon!

11 comments:

The Hardy's said...

Looks like you guys had a great 4th! Oh, this is Laurie....found your blog on from Heathers blog! =)

Amy said...

Camryn's first kiss caught on camera! Oh that's funny. I'm surprised Ryan is letting that happen :). Looks like you all had a great 4th. I totally agree with wanting to keep them small forever. They are so innocent and sweet. Just live it up as much as you can.

Alana said...

Best. 4th. ever! Thanks so much for the invite out, we had a GREAT time, and love you guys. Good times, good food (chutney!), and great company, couldn't ask for more!

Erin and James said...

what a fun 4th! i am so in love with the kissy pic of jack and her! how dang cute is that?!

Chase and Nichole said...

Glad you had so much fun. Don't you just love the 4th of July?! Camryn's outfit is so cute, I love it. I don't know what it is but I think B and Camryn kinda look alike. THey have some sort of facial feature in common and I can't figure it out! And Chase will be jealous of your kayacking (however you spell it) trip. He has always wanted to try it!

Trent & Brooke said...

oh wow. the pic of camryn and jack is the best thing i ever saw! happy 4th you guys. we miss you!

Carrie said...

Yea! Glad you had a great 4th! Isn't it just the best?!?! Love it! Cam's patriotic outfit is perfect:) No puking here...but I'm all about that stuff!

Jealous of the Kayaking! I could seriously get addicted. When oh when are we going to make it down to do that with you guys? SO much to do and so little time!

Kirby said...

Wow, could we please keep missing EVERYTHING!! Awesome!! Stop having parties without us, I am so sick of it! We miss you guys!! Wow, that was a lot of exclamation points... That's how serious I am about this! :)

Karen M. said...

What a fun weekend! Camryn looks cute in her 4th of July wear. It's not cheesy but real cute. I don't know about the kissing though-Hopefully she is too young to remember it!

Kathy said...

Aww, that picture of Jack and Camryn is so cute! And Camryn always looks so darling! We wish we could have seen you guys this weekend! Lets plan something soon. :)

Nichelle Jensen said...

aaaaah Camryn! stop being sooo tute (cute) and having such beautiful skin tone!