July 06, 2009
While we were blasted with the noise of fireworks into the wee hours of morning, overall the weekend was quieter than last. Extended amounts of time spent on the patio, where the temperatures were warm, dry and completely enjoyable. We also ate an excessive amount of delicious food (with a few good drinks). This was the perfect summer kick off weekend, a kickass kickoff, if you will. The mosaic is of the a neighborhood parade (Susan's neighborhood), which to my mind is the perfect way to celebrate July 4th.
I did something "Susan"-esque this holiday weekend, I finished Beach Glass Now for blocking and photo taking
Posted by: grace | July 06, 2009 at 03:32 AM
Oh, how much FUN -- a neighborhood parade!!!! Small and sweet, I'm guessing. Excellent.
Posted by: Norma | July 06, 2009 at 03:53 AM
Looks like great fun!
Posted by: Nora | July 06, 2009 at 04:28 AM
How fun!! It looks like it was a gorgeous day in SLC.
Posted by: Kim | July 06, 2009 at 04:48 AM
It looks reminiscent of the celebrations when I was a kid. Perfect. And, you had sun!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: cindycindy | July 06, 2009 at 05:10 AM
I wore that darn necklace all day. I didn't realize I still had it on 'til I got ready for bed.
Posted by: susan | July 06, 2009 at 05:42 AM
Looks like a perfect slice of Americana!
Posted by: Carole | July 06, 2009 at 06:12 AM
Your photos captured the essence of the day. Lovely, lovely sky.
Posted by: jill | July 06, 2009 at 06:19 AM
Looks like a fun parade -- gorgeous mountain/sky photo on the bottom. Fun weekend!!
Posted by: Vicki | July 06, 2009 at 06:19 AM
It does sound perfect. :)
Posted by: Chris | July 06, 2009 at 06:37 AM
I love the Kid's Parade! Wagons, bikes, kids!! All so festive and - young!
Posted by: deb | July 06, 2009 at 07:04 AM
Now, THAT's a parade!
Posted by: Marcia | July 06, 2009 at 08:00 AM
I just love the 4th and what great weather we had!
Posted by: Julie | July 06, 2009 at 08:26 AM
Believe it or not, we have one of these parades in our neighborhood in Manhattan--bikes and bunting, lemonade, watermelon, and a visit by the fire truck, which, if the day is hot, ends the event by hooking up a hose to a hydrant and cooling off the crowd.
Sounds like a parade of good times out there in Utah.
Posted by: Elizabeth | July 06, 2009 at 09:09 AM
I always love a parade!
popcorn thunderstorm?? hmmmm - must go google it to see what that was.
Posted by: Teyani | July 06, 2009 at 10:10 AM
Hometown fourth of July parades are the *best*!
Posted by: Beebs | July 06, 2009 at 11:18 AM
I rather liked my beads, especially since I didn't have to show anything to get them -- lol. I wore mine all day, too. They matched my shirt ;)
I get the feeling I may never see another parade like that one. A dying breed. It was adorable! What a fun day.
Posted by: Alarming Female | July 06, 2009 at 11:27 AM
The blue, blue sky is the perfect topper! :-)
Posted by: Kym | July 06, 2009 at 11:32 AM
Thanks for the parade photos. We had a family get-together, and watched fireworks out our window but nothing as overt as going to a parade.
Posted by: Tan | July 06, 2009 at 01:00 PM
I love neighborhood parades the best! What fun!
Posted by: knitnana | July 06, 2009 at 01:53 PM
Most excellent! And I can write that without suppressing pangs of evil envy, for we finally, finally have some nice weather too.
Posted by: Lucia | July 06, 2009 at 02:02 PM
Cute parade! Sorry I missed it. But we had lots and lots of fireworks to watch. I think all the Casinos had fireworks, plus there were lots of neighborhood displays. It went on for hours.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | July 06, 2009 at 04:43 PM
What fun to get a peek at someone else's neighborhood parade. So glad you had a (mostly) nice weekend.
Posted by: Birdsong | July 07, 2009 at 09:05 PM