Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fourth of July... small town style!

We had a great time celebrating the 4th of July small town style. There were events all day long. First, was the ward breakfast...
The men were in charge of the cooking. They did a pretty good job too!

The food table! French toast, sausage, potatoes, fruit. Yummy!
Two sets of twins in two years and a new baby! These two little boys "beat" Elder Terry at air hockey when we had dinner at their home and fought over who would get to sit by him when we ate.
The Reed Sisters. They grew up in Burns and after marriage, they all live here still. They can and quilt together. What a great group of ladies!
A special family. Robert (closest to the fence) and his three daughters (standing behind him) recently lost their wife and mother. They are pulling together pretty good in spite of the difficulties they have faced.

After the breakfast it was parade time!
First up were the veterans on their motorcyles.
And here's Norm, from the ward on his red Harley. He's in his mid 70's and still riding.
Here's Alan! Our friendly State Trooper also known as the Ward Mission Leader.
This is Jeff who is quite talented on stilts!
One of the neat cars in the parade. And in the background note the quilt shop. It's a good thing Sister Terry left her sewing machine at home!
We had to include this for our grandson Spencer who would have loved riding inside along with the other children.

After the parade it was time for the community hot dog lunch at another park. Good food, fun for the kids and great entertainment.

Great music! Kevin and Stacey are the two brothers on the end. In the middle are Dorman and his daughter Traci.
This is Benny, a great drummer and he cooks the best Brazilian food. We love having dinner at their home!
We saw the fireworks later that night, but they weren't really that exciting. So I borrowed this picture from my friend Melinda. Credit goes to Photography by Nicholas. A nice Oregon 4th of July with Mt. Hood in the background.
The 4th of July celebration ended a few days later with a Ranch Rodeo. We had a great time!
Happy 4th of July from Oregon!

1 comment:

  1. im going to take the picture of you two and make i my computer background!