Blog Buddies Weekend

This weekend we have pamokc and her Brit' hubby John staying with us, as well as my mum. So the Brit's are outnumbering the Americans 3 to 2 in our home!

They arrived around noon and are here through to Sunday afternoon. They came out to visit and do a smalltown 4th July, combined with the F1 British Grand Prix, of which we are all big fans.

So today we had the traditional cookout, followed by hours of chat and then off to our towns big firework display on our Artesian lake. It was all very 'country' with lots of people in the back of Pickups, a video presentation honoring our hometown troops in Iraq, great patriotic music and then the fireworks. We sat in our chairs at the edge of the lake and just soaked up the wonderful atmosphere and the beautiful evening we were blessed with.

After the official display everyone else set theirs off, then we watched our neighbours display and ended the night on the patio snacking on French Brie cheese and Brownies!

It's been a fun day in great company. Tomorrow we are up early for the F1 qualifying and then off to see local sites, before the neighbouring towns fireworks at night.

This was also my mums first 4th July and she has loved every minute of the day and all the friendship, patriotism and fireworks.


Rhea said...

Sounds like a nice evening! Glad your mom is enjoying the holiday. :o)

Daryl said...

Wonderful to share the Fourth with friends and family... love the pix!


willow said...

Happy 4th weekend to you and yours! :)

Sherri said...

Sounds like y'all had a wonderful 4th!! The picture of the lake was awesome, thanks for sharing Sarah.

pamokc said...

Girl, it was a great weekend, we appreciate your hospitality no end. I put up some pics too and will e-mail you some also!

notevenatshirt vb said...

I'm so glad your mom enjoyed herself. :) It sounds like you had a wonderful evening.