Tuesday, July 28, 2015

4th of July Party Part 2

We had enough trophies that everyone could just pick one, that worked out well.

Trevor got one since he was the "captain" of my mom's boat.

and Scott got one for us

After the boat parade we did some bike decorating for the kids and then later they had a bike parade and got ribbons. My niece Adrian crashed her bike while she was riding around, poor kid!

And in between all that we had the cake booth. We have "cake ladies" out here who all donate cakes for the cake booths for parties. You put .25 cents on a number and when they spin the wheel that number gets a cake.

And then there was some food

and a watermelon eating contest for the kids! That was pretty exciting and a little girl won lol

We had a water balloon toss that I was in charge of that just turned into a water balloon fight haha. And then we all went swimming in the lake, then had a few drinks in the bar. Someone brought a bunch of food over and we ate that for dinner. Trevor had went home with my mom and Melissa had went to watch the fireworks with her friend. Scott and I went home around 6:30 to check on the dogs and just fell asleep. What a day!
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Monday, July 27, 2015

4th of July Party

I've started trying to get more involved in our little community here lately. I'm working on the Entertainment Committee and I've been going to more of the community board meetings and I've also taken over the Facebook Page.

So working with a group of people on a party is a new thing for me. I'm kind of a loaner when it comes to party planning but doing a party for a community is WAY different.

The person who was in charge was a bit of procrastinator so the other people and I were in a bit of a panic that shit just wasn't going to get done. It all got worked out well enough in the end but the Club President has now appointed someone else to take over as the "leader".

A couple days before the party the maintenance crew came out and cleaned up the beach and there was a mini get together of people hanging out in the lake. That was fun.

Then the day before the party we came down and did some last minute planning and decorating.

Later that night we heard some music and saw some lights and this came by. This little boat belongs to one of my book club ladies husband. He got it from another neighbor and a bunch of people worked on it to make it all cute. That's the owners daughters in the boat, it was really cute. 

My friend Ginny who is also in my book club and an amazing artist remade these trophies for the boat parade prizes. How fun are they?!?

The day of the party I was so exhausted from all the pre-party prep I didn't get down to the party until about an hour before it started. Pretty much everything was set up at that point (bad me but I did do a lot before the party) so we just got ready for the boat parade. Scott decorated our paddle boat for us and Trevor and my nephew Tony & Adrian took my mom's out. I didn't take any pictures of my own when we were out on the water since I didn't want to ruin my phone.

It was a lot of fun and I hope next year we have more people bring boats out!

That's a lot of pictures for one post so I'm going to continue the rest of the party in a new post

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tap Tap Tap

Is this thing on?

I feel like I have lost my blogging abilities lately! Whenever I am home our internet seems to be shit or the kids are on the computer or watching Netflix which sucks up all the internet our little house can handle (apparently). I just got on before the kids got up so I snagged the computer and no one is streaming anything yet lol.

We have been so busy lately and instead of over sharing I have this boring old blog to show for it. I really need to work on that. I've really been thinking about buying a laptop. If the internet is being crappy I could always sneak off to Starbucks and blog there on their wifi right? I know jack about computers though. I just want something inexpensive that I can use for blogging and general stuff. Nothing too fancy.

So for the months of June & the beginning of July Scott has been sick with various things, I've had this weird infection that I couldn't get rid of, and Melissa had several visits to the doctor because her ears were hurting her (ended up having an infection and wax removed).

Just about every day I'm getting something in the mail from the insurance from our claims. Lucky for us we have some insurance. I think I have finally **knocking on wood** got rid of my infection and Scott seems to be ok for now. I say for now because he's always doing something to himself.

I've still been running every day (today will be day 336. I'm just aiming for the one year mark now. I'm starting to train for the Yosemite Half Marathon in October so I think once I get to the one year mark I'm going to just go back to running 3-4 days a week. My motto lately has been "run before fun" because going out and having a drink or two and then having to go run after is not very smart lol.

Ok I'm going to work on doing some posts of things that we've been doing! Hopefully I'll get a few done before the kids suck up the internet again!

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