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Just a Little Breather

Hey everyone, I’m back! Since my week off from work was a staycation, I had expected to be blogging daily and doing the usual thing, but then one thing led to another and, in short, there was a small blogging hiatus. But, now the week of vegging about is over, the work week has officially begun, and it’s time to get back to the regularly scheduled programming!

I love Monday holiday weeks. Not only do you get an extra-long weekend, but then the following work week is shorter. Makes me wish we had 4 day work weeks every week!! 🙂

Hailey was outfitted as appropriate for the festivities:

Sunday night we drove down to watch the fireworks with the family. Then yesterday we met up again for the parade. I’m a sucker for parades, just love them! The weather last year was super muggy and hot – and this year was the complete opposite. We all had jackets on and the wind made things colder yet. I remember one year I dressed up as a mascot for the parade and it was over 80 out. I was so wiped after walking in that suit! This year would have been perfect for it.

The Salvation Army kettle was kind enough to pose for me.

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And I remember this guy from the parade last year!

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Everyone wanted a picture with the Star Wars crew.

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There were lots of people who drove their cars but did something to make them more interesting. They had one of those teeny tiny cars and they put a wind-up gear on the back, and then someone fashioned eyes and lips for another car:

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One thing different this year, there was a HUGE grouping of tractors. There must have been 2 dozen of them – they kepy coming and coming.

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And of course, the honoring of those who have fought for our freedom. ❤

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I always tear up a bit when all the soldiers walk past.

The parade was done around 11am so we went home and did a few loads of laundry. I managed to hang the sheets on the line, take them down for a sprinkling, and get them back up and dry before the next rain fell. It was one of those days! 🙂

We showed up back at my family’s for dinner. Mom made ham and cheesy potatoes for Ben. We also had broccoli and pea sprouts, asparagus, and I brought a big pan of shortcake!

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We need to finalize our wedding venue this week – I have it narrowed down to two places but am nervous to make a final decision (pros and cons to both places). I also have some fun lawn/garden updates to share this week!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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3 Responses

  1. Parades are fun. It looks like you had a great time.
    We didn’t make it to any parades. We did garden chores. Booo!

  2. I could really go for cheesy potatoes and shortcake right now. So perfect! Looks like a nice parade 🙂

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