Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Our 4th of July

Since it has been raining daily here in SA for the month, I wasn't surprised that as I lay in bed on the eve of the 4th, that it was thunderstorming. Our ward pancake breakfast and fun run was scheduled for 730 am and I admit I wasn't thrilled about rising early to go. I knew I wanted to get my exercise in early but after my sweet, precious, little three year old woke me several times between 1230 (the time I headed to bed) and 630 when my alarm went off I found myself hoping to here the sounds of thunder, sprinkles, downpours, or something that would allow me to stay in bed. I drug myself out of bed, and peered through our bedroom blinds to find it already had rained and didn't look like it would rain in the next hour or so. We headed out to do the 5K run/walk. Greg ran with some of the guys in the ward, while I pushed Maryn in the jogger trying to jog at least half of the course. Mackenzi and Maci even joined in on the fun and ran half of the race with me. We had breakfast, well I didn't, pancakes aren't my favorite so I mostly socialized.


Me & Maryn finishing our 3 miles

After the breakfast Greg went to study and the girls and I came home. Not long after we were home it started to rain. My girls are so bored as it is, seeing how the Clouse kids are miles away enjoying sunshine, swimming, and scorching temperatures, and we have been enjoying alot of indoor activites. They asked what we were doing the rest of the day and I had no plans or even options for them. So I loaded them up and we went to the gym. I could workout again and they could play with other kids and be occupied for awhile. It was a win/win situation.



The girls & I waiting for the fireworks and what later would be rain.



The gang doing sparklers.


Since we hadn't made big plans for a bbq at home we did the next best thing(or in my eyes a better thing) and went to Rudy's for dinner. We met up with two other families from our ward there. After dinner we drove to Boerne, a small town about 15 miles away, and watched fireworks and let the kids do some sparklers and a few other minor "fireworks". It then decided to rain on our fun once again. We got out the umbrellas, and continued to enjoy the fireworks (through a big tree) until they were done. We had a fun time even though Maci and Maryn opted to sit inside the truck because it was too loud for them. Iy turned out to be an okay holiday even without much planning and with the weather issues we encountered.


John & Greg trying to stay dry


Me & Ellice watching mostly rain and not many fireworks


Brad, Tilane, and some of the kids taking shelter in their van from the rain.



17 comments:

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

I forgot to ask you about the ward breakfast. I can't believe it's still raining! I wish you guys were here with us enjoying the heat and sunshine. We miss you guys tons!! It's not the same without not having you guys around.

p.s. Thanks for taking care and make sure everything is okay at home.

July 06, 2007 12:47 AM

Lucy said...

Looks like you made do with your crummy weather. You're a trooper!

Janet said...

Looks like you guys had fun! I can't believe it was raining on the 4th of July! What is up with the rain??? Did this happen last year!

I can't believe how much you work out Angie! I wish I could work out that much-I have been trying to, but really haven't had the time to do it! No wonder why you and Jenny are sooo tiny! I feel like a fat lard next to my older sister-it is pretty sad!

Anyway, hope you have a good rest of the week:)

Ellice said...

Thanks so much for inviting us to join your festivities. We really had a great time... despite the weather. :) John and I have decided that Boerne is the place to watch fireworks... it was a perfect location and not much traffic on the way out :). We loved it. Maybe next time we'll have to bring our blankets and sit out in the field... if it's not raining :).

We, too, have felt a little lost without our neighbors. :) Anytime you want to play... give us a call :)

donna said...

Wow what yucky weather. But at least YOU ALL
had fun!(Like my TEXAS talk)
Have a great day :)

becca said...

Wow..that is a lot of raim! I can't even imagine rain like that! At least everything will be green :) It really is a bummer to have such a wet summer!

Your 4th still looks like it was fun, even with the rain!!

Carolee said...

You have amazing will power, 1st to get up and run the 5K after not having great sleep and then going to the gym!!

Natasha said...

Glad everything turned out okay for the 4th even with the rain. Yum - Rudy's!!

michelle said...

I can't ever remember rain on the 4th. It seems like you did the best you could under those conditions! I have never heard of Rudy's, but not having to prepare anything sounds pretty good to me.

Bridget said...

I can not believe all the rain you guys are getting. Nothing in moderation in Texas! Rudy's=yummy!

Jill said...

You worked out twice on the 4th of July and didn't eat the pancake breakfast? I dare say that's unAmerican! But that's way you're skinny and I'm not eh?

I wish it would rain here!

Kristen said...

Sounds like you had a great 4th! (despite the rain)

Such great pictures too, especially the one of you and your girls. So cute!!

sista # 2 said...

I have never seen fireworks in the rain! Looks fun ;)

Taylor said...

I hope you guys enjoyed the fireworks!!! We miss you guys a lot!!!!

Kari said...

Looks like a fun time, the rain sounds yucky though!

Barb said...

You don't like pancakes? I go through phases where I could eat pancakes 3x/day.