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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Laurie's 4th of July bash...

...went very well, even with 18 people (2 of them little kids) and a Booogle all in basically one room with temps at 104 (peak around 3 PM) outside.  No grilling allowed onsite, so hot dogs were boiled, just like the sweet corn.  But still good, plus plenty of desserts, potato salad, friendship dip (Remind me to have Laurie do a guest-recipe) crackers out the yin-yang, a large bowl of M&Ms (the culinary star of the show), and some nice cold PBRs to keep me from getting claustrophobic.

The attendees:  sis-in-law Mary and brother Chuck, sister Mary, our lovely hostess, my firstborn, niece Danielle (DJ), sis in law Linda, bro-in-law Jack.

Jack, photogenic even upside down.

The four-footed brigade...

Action Jackson, his mom Katie by the door

Brother Paul's nose, brother Art, Mary, Jack, soon-to-be-Mrs.-Art Tracy, and Chuck

Tracy's young'uns
After a good feast and several rounds of Draw Something (in which Chuck astounded), it was off to the fireworks.

The gang heading toward the spot we staked out (Insert whistle from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly here...)

Just to annoy her- my favorite task

And now, for your viewing pleasure, the grand finale...


  1. WOW!! you got some great pics. AWESOME finale.

  2. Guess my invite was lost in the mail.. hehe.. nice group my friend. And I am really enjoying your new camera. What great pictures. Again Thanks for sharing.

  3. Looks like a fabulous time!! You took some outstanding pictures! I took probably 40 and ended up with a handful of good ones. Timing is everything and I didn't have much of it. :)

    1. Don't feel bad- that's what I saved out of 60.

  4. CWM:
    Good Lord...amazing how you got all the folks in your apartment...(must be big enough).

    Nice pics of the FW display, too...seems you had pretty good seats.
    (and the PRICE was right, too...LOL)

    Can't beat that.

    Stay safe (Keep cool) up there.