Friday, July 9, 2010

4th of July Weekend

For the 4th of July weekend we have a tradition of going up to Taylor (Where my mom is from) for the Anvil Parade and Rodeo. It's a tradition that I want to keep going in mine and Conrad's family. This was Conrad's first year coming and it was so much fun to finally have him there with me!
4th of July weekend always starts out with sleeping on grandma's lawn that Friday night to wake up to the anvil parade. My sister, her friend, Conrad and I all slept on grandma's lawn and woke up at 4AM to the loud BOOM created by the anvil going off, the sign that the parade is starting! We called my parents to come pick us up (lucky them) and drive us through the parade. In Taylor, EVERYONE get's to be in the parade! The parade ended at 6:30 and we went back to grandma's to eat breakfast in our pj's. Breakfast consisted of homemade pancakes, eggs, and applesauce, yummmmmm. Made by my Uncle Brad :)

After a long morning we went back to the apartment to get dressed to go to the swap meet and do some antique shopping, YAY! In Taylor you can find some good antiques for cheap! After shopping we were exhausted so we took a nap and later had lunch and my grandma's, made again by my Uncle Brad. We had BBQ Beef sandwiches and the BEST grilled corn I've ever had!

By this time it was time to get ready for the Rodeo so we could save our seat because it sure fills up fast! After getting ready we headed down there and got our seat while also eating the famous NAVAJO TACOS. Every year we go to the rodeo you have to have the Navajo Tacos, their Yummy-Licous! Once your filled with plain goodness and the stands are filled with rodeo craving fans, the rodeo begins with the Pledge of Alegience, a Prayer and a YEE-HAW! The rodeo is such a blast and at the end we get fireworks! I must say, Taylor does a good job! But personally, I would rather the fireworks not be not so long. After sitting in our seats for 4 hours we were ready to go to sleep and I had a full bladder!!

After having a fun filled weekend it sure is nice to get back to real life and be home again with our Ruger! We just love him and miss him when we're away! Here's some pictures of our weekend. And I'm going to get back to painting our room, i'll post pics when it's done!