Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July!! Our friend Reynolds came back from Iraq on Saturday so our party today was a mixture of a welcome home and 4th of July.  We spent the day at my friend Katherine's house!   Craig and Wes decided to make a 100 foot slip n slide in the backyard!  At first Wes was going to build a big ramp at the end of the slide to go in the lake, but thankfully they decided it was a bad idea....
View from the boat

Wes testing it out....he soon realized it was WAY too fast in the tube

Our friend Jim
Wes was the first to try it out...he loaded it down with soap, took a running start, jumped on the tube and went flying!  He screamed something about going way too fast...he threw the tube to the side and barely stopped before hitting the lake!  Next time he just sat down and slid and it was still fast enough!!
Everyone had a lot of battle wounds but nothing more serious than lots of scratches!  We even had people ride up and stop their boat to watch everyone on the slip n slide.  First time Wes went down...people were cheering from across the cove!

When we were not being entertained by the giant slide, we pulled people on the tube, floated around keeping cool and just hung was a great day!  Oh yeah..had lots of BBQ!

Of course I had to bake a cake for the special it is
Sadly the day and long weekend had to come to an end...we all packed up and went home.  But look at this sweet face that I got to hang out with tonight
Hope everyone had a great 4th!!


  1. Stopping by from Jenna's 2nd annual comment challenge! Love the cake you made. Hope you have a great week!

  2. Looks like a really fun weekend!! :) Love the doggy picture :)

  3. Stopping by from Jenna's challenge!
    What a great way to celebrate the 4th. Oh my gosh--that slip-n-slide looks like a blast!
    Have a great day!!

  4. Hi Jami! thank you for stopping by my blog and signing up as a follower! I am returning the favor! Your cake looks awesome...I love to decorate cakes too! Have a blessed week!

  5. The slip n slide looks like fun! Your cake is gorgeous too:)
    I came by from Jenna's.

  6. Stopping by from Jenna's Journey. That slip n slide looks so fun! My church's VBS does one every year, but it's not quite that big.

  7. Stopping from Jenna's Challenge! What a slip and slide! It looks like lots of fun!

  8. That slide looks out of control awesome. What a fun 4th of July!