This weekend was fantastic! I love the Fourth of July. So many fun things going on! Luckily we made it to ALMOST everything that we wanted to go to.
Friday we went fishing at the fish farm with some of Aaron's family. It was lots of fun. I am cursed when it comes to catching fish. I don't believe I will ever be able to catch one. I don't know what it is. I think it's a big sign that you can't catch fish when you don't even catch one at the fish farm. I guess it took everyone else a while to catch theirs as well. Each of them caught one fish. They were big fish too! I did however get two bites. I've never even gotten that far before. Both of those fish got away though. It was still a lot of fun. We didn't want to leave, but we had to make it to the fireworks!
We went to see the fireworks with Becca and Lewis. Did I mention that I LOVE fireworks? Cause I totally do! The fireworks out here are always the best! They last for a long time and the finale was amazing! I've never heard so many fireworks go off at the same time in my life. We had a pretty good spot to watch them too. I only wish it had been a little warmer. Brr...
Saturday was the cruise in. Normally, I spend the Fourth of July weekend up at Bear Lake with my family. Last year, the Fourth was the first time my family went to Bear Lake for the season. It was hard to think about going alone, but I wanted to go. And by alone, I mean without Aaron. I needed his help dealing with it then. He wasn't too happy to have to miss the cruise in, cause he loves it. I promised him we would go this year. So as much as I wanted to go to Bear Lake again this year, I sucked it up and went to the cruise in with my husby.
For those of you who don't know, the cruise in is a showcase of really nice classic and custom cars. The last day of it they do a parade which is just driving up and down the street for everyone to watch. We didn't end up going to the walk around part. We decided it wasn't worth paying that much for it. But, the parade was so fun! As usual, we sat by our second family, the Anderson's. They are tons of fun. So entertaining! We love them.
The last time we ended up going to the cruise in was 2008. That was the day that Aaron told me he loves me, well actually he made me tell him that I love him first, but that's a different story. It was great to go to the parade again and remember that wonderful day. :)
Sunday, after church we went up the Bear Lake for the day. Yay! We hung out on the beach with my family and buried my nephew in the sand. Fun! Also on Sunday Carter took his first steps! We weren't there to see it happen the first time but we saw it happen several times after. So precious! We had to entice him across the room with food. He definitely has a lot of the Isakson gluttony in him. :)
Sunday night we lit off the illegal Fireworks my brothers bought on the way and some we've had laying around for awhile. The cops up there don't care about fireworks since it's so wet. We had so much fun with it...even though we almost blew ourselves up....twice. The first time Darin lit a firework before putting it in the launching tube. It was one just like the professional ones. Well, he couldn't get it in the tube in time. He dropped it on the ground and tried to put it out with his foot. Well we thought it was out for a second...until it exploded once. It wasn't too bad so we started walking away and a second later it exploded again, this time it was LOUD! Holy cow! The sparks flew all around us. Scared the living day lights out of me! The second time, for some reason the firework only got a few feet off the ground when it exploded. I just remember being surrounded in red sparks. I was understandably a little nervous lighting the rest of the fireworks. It's a good laugh now, but could have ended a lot worse than it did.
Monday, We both had work off, yay! We got to be in a parade for Aaron's work. We did it last year too. It's a lot of fun. The kids get sooooo excited just for some candy. They are so dang cute. The best part is, Aaron got paid for this. Three hours of work that was just fun time. I hope we get to do this again next year!
As you can tell, we had a great time! I love the summer time. So many fun things to do. Just don't want it to end. Ever! :)
This post is too long.
More fireworks please!