On the actual 3rd we prepped for the show that the Silverado County Club puts on and got all our BBQ stuff ready. We decorated a little, made some cupcakes, and then in the midst of it all we went to lunch with Alison and the fam and man am I glad we did! So much fun!!!! Do I mention enough how much I miss my AZ family!! The evening of the 3rd most of the usual suspects showed up and I am pretty delighted that the Snook Boys even were ASKING about coming to the house for the show. Seems we have a little bit of a tradition now! I love it! We BBQ'd, had some drinks, all caught up and then we enjoyed the show! It was great this year. The weather was insanely warm but cooled down just enough to be bearable. Typically this time of year its actually a bit cooler at night so we make hot chocolate, literally we have done that since I was a kid. This year...not so much...so to make sure no one was empty handed during the show I made popcorn instead. That was actually a hit! So happy! After the show we may or may not have let out a few of our own fireworks and as usual. That was fun also. Its always good to see the kids with sparklers before the BIG show and then the kids freaking out after the big show to watch our little show and still have so much joy in their eyes! Oh to be a kid again!
On the 4th Carina actually was walking and performing at the Napa 4th of July festivities. We normally skip this but HELLO! Not this year! so we braved the roasting temps and watched her walk in the parade, we went to lunch at Red Rock to catch some AC and then we returned for her to perform at the Veterans Park. Where we have also enjoyed fabulous shows by DoubleShot (like that little plug). Primm and my parents joined us out there and man those girls are troopers! It was so hot and in full costume they really still brought it for all the peeps to enjoy! Go Expressions Dance Teams!
on the 5th we pretty much chilled and I had to bake a cake that day to deliver on Saturday. I am SLOWLY (very SLOWLY) getting back to baking. Funny how I really did enjoy it but I never found the same LOVE of doing as I do now with running. Ya know. Sometimes people like to dabble in a few things and I guess folks thats exactly what I am doing! The cake was for a friend of RC's and his daughter was turning 6. I had no expectations outside of making it Hello Kitty and Chocolate flavored cake. Well they loved it and I am so glad I got to share in a little piece of Jillians birthday enjoyment!
On the 6th we hopped in the car and had to take Primm home. We stayed the night up in Fernley but the most exciting part was that it was the minivans first trip! Not to bad! I actually had a blast and am glad we go to see the fam up there. Its funny how before I probably would have sat out this trip claiming I was tired or too busy but fact of the matter is...the last time I did that I missed out on what I didnt know would be the last opportunity to see my uncle Troy. That man has my heart forever and I will always regret passing up an opportunity to take time for family. I will never do that again. It reminds me life is short and you just never know if there really is a tomorrow. Okay. Sorry. Back to what I was saying. First road trip in the minivan. Fully Loaded. 7 bodies. 4 kids. It went well. Can't wait for the next one. And NO (me the photog crazy person) I did not get a pic of all of us packed in there, but you bet your ass I will get one next time!
When we got home on the 7th, the only thing left on our crazy things to do was go see Monsters Inc. We LOVED IT! We gathered our refillable popcorn tin and soda cups...HELLO 9 bucks to feed us all at the theatre...yes please! Then we enjoyed the movie. Really I love the Pixar movies in general and this was no exception. I love the adult humor, the kid humor and the stories behind each and every one. They couldn't do it much better! Then after that I got a hair up my...well...you get it...and I decided to build a DVD rack. I have been back in my parents house as MY house for over a year now and the one thing that never had a place was our DVD's. I have hunted store after store for a shelf that I like and will go with the house. I have yet to find one so I decided. SCREW IT! Lets make my own and that is exactly what I did. It looks great and we even have room for more dvd's! WOOHOO!!!!
That was our 4th of July week! BUSY! Now onto this weekend! Haha. Hugs. Kisses!