Saturday, July 5, 2008

What do you do on the 4th?

Every year for the 4th of July we buy Tommies donuts and have donuts for breakfast and then go to the parade here in Cedar City. We woke up and headed over to the parade and realized that the information that we got about the time was incorrect so we ended up waiting for 45 min before it started. That wouldn't have been too bad if we would have been in the shade. A little hot to sit in the sun.
This is of Karrilyn, Todd and Angela waiting for the parade to start. The sun is real bright and Angela is having a hard time looking at me because of the sun. AJ had to work at Smiths so we ended up celebrating without him.
I was surprised how many people continue sitting down when the American flag comes through at the beginning of the parade and how many people don't put their hands on their hearts. After all what are we celebrating any way. We are given so much in our country, but so much is taken for granted.
We enjoyed the parade but my kids still enjoy getting the candy thrown at them but the people in the parade don't throw it at the bigger kids. One of the disadvantages of getting older but still feeling like a kid. Todd actually got a water bottle thrown at him and he caught it and he was grinning from ear to ear.
After the parade we began working on my computer. A month ago we broke our camera and now my computer has broken. At least I know that I will still be able to get all of the information, contacts etc off of my hard drive and put it onto my new computer. This is great because I don't have all of my friends phone numbers, addresses and email addresses written down any where else.
After working on the computer we all decided to go down to our new family room down stairs and play games. Well of course, everyone wanted to play "Rock Band". If you don't have the game and have never played it, it is great fun. My entire family can play this together and we just love it. The kids decided that they wanted to try the "58 Song Set". Which means that we play 58 songs in one day and they also review how well each member of the band did and if you don't get booed off of the stage then you can continue to the next song. They finally talked me into it and we began the long journey to finishing 58 rock songs.
We played and played and played. We did take a break for our barbecue and also to go and see fireworks.
At about 12:00 am we finally finished it. I don't know how many people actually accomplish this but we were thrilled. WE DID IT!!! 58 SONGS!!! I must say it was very long, but we had a great time. How many of you have conquered the 58 song list on "Rock Band"????


susette said...

Thanks for your comment. I love the blogging world. It's fun to meet new people and glimpse little parts of their lives. My son is in the Harrisburg Pennsylvania Mission and has been out for 13 months. We miss him so much but know he is doing a great thing. My next son is getting ready to go and hopes to be gone by the end of November. We are going to have a very quiet home pretty soon. In viewing your profile it looks like you enjoy some of the same things I do. Isn't it great to be alive?

Colt said...

Wow, a 58 song set. I didn't even know they had that. We tried a 6 song set and couldn't do it.

My brother-in-law just bought the game and we have been playing a ton lately. I just love that game. I must say it is one of the funnest games ever.

Kristi said...

Holy smoke, that basement is sweet, I'm jealous. Your blog site is so festive. Did you have Billy Joel rocking out with you in the basement. Rock on. You guys are awesome. We love you all so much. Give Mike a big kiss for me.

Terry and Family.

Andrea said...

Looks like lots of fun (well, not waiting in the sun, but everything else).