Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Memorable 4rth of July

We were invited to go to a friend's house for fireworks, but since they lived too far away from us, we decided to celebrate Fourth of July on our own. My big family of 3! Moe was very unhappy with our decision since he's a "social bear" (social butterfly sounds too dainty for him) and loves to be around people.

We had a non-traditional celebration. When we moved we didn't bring our barbecue grill and I didn't feel like cooking, so off we celebrated fourth of July at the "In N Out" Burger place. My program with Weight Watchers took a back seat as I chowed down on a Double Cheese Burger with large fries. I usually share my fries with Renaissance Man, but this time I told him to get his own!

















After wards, we dragged Moe to check out the sales at the sports store. It was funny looking at Moe and seeing how "miserable" he was. He would say, "My friends are either at the lake, at a beach in Hawaii, or on a cruise and I'm shopping with you guys, what a way to celebrate 4rth of July." His comment just made us laugh.

Of course, we would have loved it, if someone invited us for a barbecue at their house, but since we don't know a lot of people and our close friends and family live too far away , it was okay that we celebrated the fourth with just us. We still managed to have fun.

We went to the rodeo to watch the fireworks. We thought it would be fun to get to the rodeo a few hours early before the fireworks display started. Surprisingly, it was a cool evening and when the fireworks started...it lasted less than 6 minutes!!!! Three hours of waiting for a six minute fireworks show and it wasn't that great.

When we realized that the fireworks display was over, we looked at each other and burst out laughing! It was by far, the lamest and shortest fireworks display we've seen and ironically, it was the best Fourth of July we've had in a very long time.

At the end of the evening, Moe enjoyed himself and discovered that hanging out with just his parents wasn't so bad after all.



17 comments:

Yaya said...

What a sweet day you had!

I get so bummed when a fireworks show turns out lame.

I never share my fries. Or my popcorn. always gotta get my own.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

You had me at In-N-Out burger! Actually I love the meaning of the 4th of July, but not one of my favorite holidays!

I would have rather spent it like you guys! :)

septembermom said...

You guys had a great time! That's some burger. Looks good! That's funny about the short fireworks. I wish you lived close to me. We would have loved to have you over for a BBQ :)

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

IN and OUT?

awwww I miss that place soooo much!

Kristina P. said...

I'm sorry it was lame! At least the burgers were delicious!

Heatherlyn said...

It sounds pretty traditional. I love in and out. They don't have one around here. I would certainly count it as patriotic type food. :) I'm laughing about the fireworks. That is pretty lame. It just goes to show that you can have a great holiday no matter what is happening around you as long as you are happy with your family. :)

Jenners said...

6 minute fireworks ... that is really lame!

And I need to try me some In & Out burgers .. they look good!

Wendy said...

that burger looks good! we dont have in and out burger in OHIO! BOO! i heard it was good there! sounds like you had a great 4th!

mother goose said...

i love in an out burger!!

The Crazy Coxes said...

In-N-Out Burger=Best 4th of July EVER!
After that, what more does anyone want?

We had the same type of 4th.
We should have gotten together!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh no! I wish I lived near you because I would LOVE to hang out with you. I have never been to an in and out burger. never ever. I hope it does not mean I am LAME o! : ) We don't have any of those near here. I am pretty sure I would like them since sadly, I enjoy ALL delicious foods like that! : ) I wish I didn't like eating. I knew a lady once who didn't. If I could only have that problem! Glad you could spend the day together.

Michele said...

Wow...6 minutes??? That was lame. We didn't even go to the fireworks...first year in a looonngg time! Actually, this 4th was pretty boring...but I guess relaxing!

Those burgers look awesome...and I NEVER share my fries with anymore!!!

Hugz,
Michele

Suzanne said...

Sometimes the best memories are the simplest! You'll never forget this one!

Debbie said...

Sounds like a delightful holiday! Happy 4th to you. Oh and our city does a big fireworks thing every year and this year it was totally lame too. It lasted like 1/4 of the time it usually does and we all sat out in the street for like 15 minutes thinking it wasn't really over.

Karen (KayKay) said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. It's good for our kids to be "forced" to spend time with their parents every now and then!

Sue said...

I think you've made a lot of business for In n Out! I got hungry just looking at your picture! Our 4th? Most of the family at Michael's for his birthday. Dinner, then a lame movie sitting in the backyard freezing. No fireworks at all. Makes your 4th sound exciting!!! We had fun, though. Being with the family is always fun.

Sassy said...

Our 4th of July was very interesting too.......but hey if you are going to blow your points....I would say IN n OUT was a great choice!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ In n Out!!!!