Friday, July 5, 2013

Our Fourth!

I love the Fourth of July! Mostly I think because I love a holiday with a color code. It thrills me to walk down the street and see everyone in red, white, and blue! Usually we try to do something big for the day, like the year I had a pretty great party, and last year when I dressed up the pugs! But this year it POURED rain all dang day!
At least I was able to make a festive breakfast! I saw a picture of toast like this....somewhere. I don't remember now! But isn't it cute?
We were all really excited that we were off work (it is HARD to get all four of us off at once! Crystal and Marc are our best friends!). We planned on going to Rock Island but we couldn't in the rain. Hopefully we'll be able to make it sometime this summer. Instead we decided to go to the Frist, which is the big art museum in town. Their big exhibit right now is Art Deco cars and I thought it would be boring but it was awesome! Buuuut I didn't take any pictures for you. But you can see some of it here. And if you are in town I recommend it!
 I did take some pictures in Art Quest! It is the little kid area upstairs but they are nice even if you are almost 30 and want to make some projects. This window where you draw portraits is always funny.
 I made a little contour drawing with some cute rainbow scratch paper. 
 I love the little stop motion studio! It is so fun! You can see my video on instagram. It is quite a masterpiece I can assure you!
Annnnnd after I took this photo of Travis using all the blocks at the kid's table, my battery died! It always surprises me because my camera battery is a marvel. I charge it, MAYBE, 3 times a year. Oh well. After the Frist we went and got Mexican food and I ate too many chips.
 I learned that platform shoes have an unexpected advantage on rainy days. Your feet don't get soaked because the water is shallower than the soles! Perfect! I got those silly rainbow platform Converse last week and I really love them!
We spent the rest of the night just hanging out and eating cherry pie and playing Settlers of Catan and watching movies. Our patriotic pics were Tropic Thunder and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It made sense when we were picking them out! When Travis and I drove home our street was so full of firework smoke you couldn't see the houses! It was weird!
So our Fourth of July didn't turn out how I planned, but it was still pretty fun. Here's hoping we'll make it out to Rock Island sometime before the summer is out!


  1. HA! That stop motion!! Lovin' it!

  2. How great that you had a nice day even with the rain

    kate (urban hounds and old fashioned way)

  3. Why have I never heard of Rock Island? It looks like so much fun!


  4. Sounds fun! Movie theaters were packed bc of the rain! It was crazy


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