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Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

It's practically a miracle that I was able to stay off a computer for 3 full days. . but I did. I am just barely slowing down enough to sit and check all my email, blog, and facebook junk :)

We spent Yesterday enjoying family, food, and fireworks. Yesterday morning we got up early and to my disappointment it was only 57 degrees ~ that's WAY too cold for me! We had rented a couple jet skis and were 'supposed' to enjoy playing out in the lake. We waited a little while hoping it would warm up, but the temperature stayed in the low 60's for most of the morning/afternoon. Around 2pm the cold breeze went away and it hit low 70's so I took a ride across the lake on the jet ski and rode in the boat. All in all it was a fun day spent with family that I love and miss. Fireworks and dinner was later and also a little chilly, but always a good time.

Today we are just relaxing and taking it easy. Hanging out with my family. Later we'll do some BBQ and start a fire to roast marshmallows. Despite the drastic weather change from Arizona I am glad to be home.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was 100 degrees in Bethlehrm, PA and will remain that way for the most of the week! Jim's lungs weren't complaining though! Woo hoo! Happy to read all if your posts with the fun things you are able to enjoy!!
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