Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 3rd and 4th 2009... Let the fun begin.

The start of the holiday...a long weekend and fun events on top of it all.

Friday, July 3rd...Here go the balloons...lifting off into the sky. The Provo Balloon Festival is pretty fun! Even though you have to get up really early in the morning.
Pig balloon...I like that little air-filled porker.
Balloons all over the sky...there were 20 balloons in all. It was great!
Balloons being fired up... ready to take off.
Having fun with my sister Karen and her two oldest boys. We got there at 6:30 in the morning...yawn! But it was great fun!

Saturday, July 4th...a breakfast at my sister Karen's house in AF that morning....then lazing around awhile during the day and then...Walking into the Lavell Edwards football stadium in Provo, Utah. I love that stadium! I enjoyed a fun evening there last night. Going to Stadium of Fire with friends. My sister Karen and her family went and so did my brother Gary and his family. We were all sitting in different areas of the stadium but we contacted each other by texting and phoning.
Glenn Beck was in the Cougar Club room at the stadium. We came to see him and hear him speak for a little bit. As he walked out he spoke a little to the crowd and he touched my shoulder and said, "Bless you." I thought that was cool. I appreciate what he is trying to do in his life. Some people don't like him... but all I can say is, "To each their own opinion. That is what makes this country great."
Of course I had to wear my patriotic flip flops... 
Dusk starting to fall on thewarm summer night in the stadium as the performers entertained the crowd. The Jonas Brothers were the headline of the show...couldn't get any good pictures of them. But it was pretty cute watching a little 7 year old in the row behind us singing along to their songs. She-Daisy performed also. And Glenn Beck was the master of ceremonies. David Osmond (Alan's son) also took part in the program. They also had a flag burning ceremony at the end of the night. It felt very sacred as they went through all the steps to burn it.
Lots of fun and excitement the whole night through.
Ah, the fireworks at the Stadium of Fire... bright bursts of color in the night sky...
A fun time to celebrate the 4th...patriotic music, smoke from the fireworks, cheering from the crowd...
Fireworks finale...what a fun night at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah!
Thank you to all those who serve this country and through their sacrifice, we are a free country. May we always be free...and appreciate that we are VERY blessed.


Christine said...

How were you so lucky to get to go to the Cougar Room before hand? Looks like a fun night!

Julie Baldwin said...

The pig balloon is my favorite too.

Jenn said...

What a fun post. We were at the balloon fest on Saturday, and I loved it as well (even though it was really early!) I'm glad you had such a fun time!

Nancy and Spencer said...

Reading this made me miss Utah in the summer. I love all your pictures. :)

Heather said...

Great pics! It looks like you had an amazing time!