Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Revisiting the 4th

Some memories of this year's 4th of July celebration in Ripley:

At the  Downtowner Restaurant:

Great-granddaughter Cadyn shares a special moment with her grandmother, Jennifer.

Jared meets the Governor of WV,

and Cadyn does too!

Three of our family's runners in Firecracker Run:


George, my oldest son (#247 above) came in first of our family group. This was my niece Amanda's (#263) first race. Derek (#262)was happy to cross the line ahead of his two oldest children:

Haley (in b&w striped top) was ahead of Jared (#118) as they neared the finish, but he poured it on and passed her at the wire. Nothing competitive about these two! Haley finished 2nd in her class (15-19 year-olds, she's 15). She was the only one of our family to place this year, but everyone did well.


After the race and the parade I found this group playing and singing. I stopped to listen and join in on a few songs:

We gathered at Derek's for a cookout later on, to christen the new patio he built with huge cut stones, brick and fieldstone. It is beautiful--I need to take some photos to share here. Some went back into town for the fireworks, but I was happy on the patio by the fire. It was a perfect, laid-back family 4th--the only bad part is that we have to wait another year for the next one.

3 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

Very nice. Thankyou for sharing.

Rowan said...

Glad you enjoyed the 4th July - you have a very energetic family:)

Granny Sue said...

They are, Rowan! They love to run, kayak, bike, golf, hike...I've probably missed something. I'm glad they are into these things because we all know how good it is for the body to stay in shape. I just wish I had stayed more active as I aged. I'm looking at this C25K program. If my knee can stand it, I'd like to try it this fall. If my knee can't, then I need to get that meniscus tear fixed so I can at least hike or walk.

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