Saturday, July 04, 2009

4th of July Escape

I've gotten a little stir crazy with this bedrest business. Therefore, we decided that the cabin would be a good escape and fun way to celebrate the 4th of July. It was cool up there - 72 degrees - and there were plenty of places to sit and lay down. I'm super glad we went. With all the rain we've had, I don't think I have ever seen the mountains so green or the flowers so plentiful. It was gorgeous and completely crazy for this time of year.
There were so many flowers in bloom that Laura and Grandma went on a flower hunt and came back with a HUGE selection. Check out Laura's "E-rangement" of flowers from their trek.
The girls spent the majority of their time playing outside, of course. They cleaned the cars and played in the water. It was great for them to have a diversion. And I'm sure glad we brought extra clothes.
Jason spent his time helping my dad get an outlet on the exterior of the cabin. How nice will that be for outdoor projects?! And then he grilled his famous ribs for lunch.
Lunch was the most perfect 4th of July spread EVER. It included Jason's amazing ribs, my Mom's unequaled potato salad, and corn on the cob. We all ate ourselves sick it was so yummy. Messy and yummy.

It was a great escape from the house and the heat of the valley. And, we're glad we did it yesterday, because little Laura is super sick today. Fortunately, I'm feeling no worse for the excursion...we may do this again!


  1. It was so fun and so amazingly perfect weather. We loved being with all of you for a little 4th and summer celebration.

  2. It was perfect weather. 80 degrees on the deck over 4th of July weekend? Couldn't beat it. And it was a perfect 4th of July meal. What a great day!!!

  3. Glad you were able to have a nice escape.

  4. Sweet! Sounds like you had a wonderful 4th...good for you!