Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ok Daisy, Now That's Just Crazy!

I was downstairs doing some things when I heard some banging upstairs. Knowing my cat, I came up to see what was going on, but couldn't find her. Thinking she was just under the couch, I went along my merry way until I walked past the bathroom and happened to notice a few things were messed up. One of the doors was ajar and a drawer was pulled out. As I was shutting the door, I noticed this....
Yep, little eyes peeking out at me. No only did she get the door open, but she somehow got the drawer out so she could crawl into the drawer underneath that. And in all the craziness, she's now lost her collar.

Seriously Daisy! (But at least she's good for a laugh!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Fourth of July

Even though the Fourth was inconveniently located in the middle of the week, we had a great time. We have decided that everyone should actually get the 5th off. Nothing starts until later on the 4th, which leads to a super late night. And, as for Brent, a super early morning.

Anyway, Brent and I worked in our yard that morning until we both felt like we were going to fall over. Then we happily took a break to go over to Court and Brad's for a bbq.
It was a very festive meal with red, white and blue drinks, jello and cake! (Science all around us!)

Then we went to our favorite place to watch the fireworks. There didn't seem to be as many people there this year as there were last year. Maybe they wanted more sleep than Brent got.

We took some pictures while we waited for the sun to go down - which takes forever around here! At least in the summer. If only we could have fireworks in the winter when it's pitch black by 4 pm.

We circled our chairs because it was warmer. I love the Pacific Northwest. It doesn't get to be summer until at least the middle of July!

I mean, seriously, that is so cute!

Oh my gosh, this picture cracks me up. That's cute little Emma. She kind of looks like a troll in this picture.

All the while, the people all around us were setting off their own fireworks. It makes for a nice pre-show.
I will never understand spending hundreds of dollars for fireworks, but then again, it's a little bit like gambling. I would much rather just spend the $20 on something I wanted and knew I would get.
Do you remember the firework function on my camera? I discovered it last year. I kept trying to talk myself out of taking a lot of pictures this year, but I just couldn't help it.

Normally the pre-show fireworks are not as good, but I got a couple of pretty good pictures this year.

The glow sticks were passed out and we had to see what would happen if I turned the flash off...

Interesting things happened, that's what.

I love watching the fireworks right on the water because all around people are setting off more and more as we wait.
This is Bremerton. See all those boats out there. Another reason we have to find someone who has a boat.

And now for the main event. I tried to take different pictures this year... 

I think that's an upside down smiley face. I'm going to get a good picture of the smiley faced ones one of these years!

I think this one looks like a black hole or something.

When the smoke finally cleared and it was time to pack everything up, look what we found...

Yep, Aaron fell asleep. Amid all the noise. When Court woke him up, he was confused about when we were going to see the fireworks.
It got COLD as we were walking back to the car, so we were happy to have the heater on. On the 4th of July. I love it here!

Anyway, we got home at about 11:30p, which made 5:15a come a little early for Brent. And I was less than motivated the next day.

We rounded out the week with a lovely bbq with Ryan and Marcela, et al, where I didn't take any pictures, but we had much fun.

Hope yours was fun too!