Monday, July 4, 2011

Boat Parade

Last night we went to my Mom's beautiful home for a July 4th (on the 3rd) BBQ and boat parade.  Half of my people were missing due to a bad cold that is circulating.  Of which, I fell victim to yesterday myself.  By night fall, I was feeling pretty lousy.  Here are a few pictures.  I didn't take many, and I didn't get a lot of good ones.  My Mom was moving around too much, so I didn't even get a shot of our hostess with the mostess.
Here is a photo of our oldest Gennifer and her oldest, Hannah.  Our little Hannah had to go get several stitches above her eye on Saturday.  She was so brave.  Thank goodness I was en route to their house when it happened, so I was able to rush them to the urgent care.  It was not a fun day!!!
You can see that she is just fine.  She had a ball.  Eating sweet treats, fishing, boating, and being the only kid to be doted on.
Driving the boat with her Geeps.
My older brother David, being silly.  Nephew Nick to the right of David.
My youngest brother Tim.
 My sister in law Glenda with Nana.
My niece Deanna and my nephew Donavon's wife Kaylen, racing us in the kayak.
The Grill Master.
Nephew Chad and Gennifer getting their grub on.
Chad and his beautiful girlfriend Santina.
As evening approached, and the soft glow of lights began to appear over the water, we took our spots to wait for the parade to come by.  I didn't take any pictures of this but my daughter Gennifer did, so you will have to hop over to her blog in a day or two to see those shots.
This last picture was actually taken on Saturday, but I love the bright red of my brother's car, and thought it fitting for 4th of July.
Happy 4th everyone!  Have fun and be safe!


Pink Stitches said...

Um Kris... Can I come next year!!?? That just looks amazingly beautiful and fun! Looks like you had a great weekend!!

Gloria said...

Kris I think was a little stressed for you! but all look fun and nice! Hope you enjoy the rest of this day! huggs gloria

Holly said...

That grilled food looks so yummy! Glad you had a good day but sorry you're feeling yucky now. Get some rest.

bellini said...

July 4th spent as it should be surrounded by family snd laughter. It looks like a special day!!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like a fun day! I hope you are feeling better soon. :-)

Stacey said...

How fun and relaxing :) There def is a bug going around.. My hubby was sick all weekend :(

Nicolle said...

What a beautiful home!!! Wow. The photos are gorgeous and it looks like a lot of fun. Oh, how I would love to live on the water like that.

Poor Hannah!!! I will have to check in with Genn. :((

Happy 4th!

Cheryl said...

Sorry about Hannah...but she looked as cute as could be. Looks like the perfect day. My hubby has that same nasty bug.

Suz said...

oh dear sorry to hear about the stitches and all the colds..hope you all make a full recovery soon
May l say what a fantastic home your Mum has...a stunning place in a fabulous setting
Hugs x

Kerri said...

What a beautiful paio on the water...oh what a dreamy place to live!

Hope you're feeling better today Kris!

Genn said...

I am so glad you were on your way over on Sunday!!
I'm sorry you aren't feeling good now.
Summer colds are YUCK!
I stole that first pic you posted and put it on my blog. ;) But those other ones of H and I Kaylen took. Maybe you took similar ones on your camera?

Hope you have a quiet day today. xoxo

Pam said...

I always love your Fourth of July doings! I hope you feel better soon. And great pics of all your family. Enjoy your week!

Linda said...

Great pictures of the family! Little Hannah sure is a cutie pie! Hope you feel better soon :0)

The Garden Bell said...

So glad to see you were able to enjoy the rest of the weekend. Please, let little ms. Hannah know that the G.B. had stitch in the exact same place years ago. Not a scar to see. She was one lucky gal. Still recovering today from a busy weekend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful setting for a 4th of July BBQ! I'm glad your granbd daughter is OK! That must have been scary. Feel better soon, Kris!

Janna said...

what is it about being on a boat for the 4th of July? Looks like so much fun. And that's a COOL car!

Mary said...

It sounds like a wonderful family get-together save for the stitches. I'm sure she'll heal quickly. I hope the rest of the holiday was great. Blessings...Mary

Maryrose said...

Looks like a great day at your moms. Poor Hannah and Genn, stitches are never fun especially when they are so little. I told Genn it was probably harder on her than Hannah....but that doesn't make it any easier. Have a great week.

Liz said...

Beautiful home, beautiful family, wonderful fun! What a great 4th! XOXO ~Liz

hannah singer said...

looks like a fun time with family!
see you at blog sugar! xo