This past 4th of July weekend was just great! Perhaps because I took Thursday off and made it a 4-day-er. Perhaps because we shared it with good friends. I don't know exactly what it was, but everything together made it just wonderful!
Thursday Frank and I headed out to Cherry Creek State Park to go to the swim beach. I just had a hankering to dip my toes in the sand and water. And Frank is such a good man that he joined me even though he burns in the sun. We found a giant tree and he stayed in the shade, which I burned myself soaking in the rays. Still paying for that one.
Friday Randi and her family came to spend the 4th with us. We had a really nice meal, prepared mostly by Frank and Wade on Frank's new grill -- the competitor to the EGG -- he was super happy with his new purchase! It's really nice and everything comes out with a nice, smoky flavor in the end. Liking that. Later that night we all piled into the cars and headed to Mel's. They didn't block off the street like they have in years' past, but we were able to do fireworks once the sun set. And boy, did we ever. The highlight was Mark Ahlstrom lighting his very, very dry Christmas tree with fireworks by the dozen. Randi and Wade couldn't believe their eyes -- they had to come all the way to Castle Rock for a little "white trash" 4th...too funny. Funny becasue everything turned out ok. There's was a short while there I was concerned we were going to be part of an Allstate commercial -- the flames got pretty darn high.
Saturday is literally a blur. I know we spent the day low-key around the house and then went over to the Worker's for a visit while Frank worked on Allison's computer for a while. That was nice. I love that family and am so happy to have such great neighbors!
Sunday was a day of rest. I had horrible insomnia Saturday night so I was pretty much a dreg all Sunday. I didn't even manage to nap and I'm still feeling the effects today. Blech. Hate that. Hopefully I'll get a good night sleep tonight and that will help make up the difference.
So that was pretty much the weekend. It was really nice. Had family all around us and some quite time in between. A perfect balance. I couldn't be happier.