Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My 4th of July weekend- In pictures!

Camera phones are pretty much the greatest invention EVER.  Deana got drunk and smashed my camera on the ground in a fit of rage (maybe, who knows why she really did it :p) almost a year ago. Since then I have had good intentions of purchasing a new camera. Every time I go and look around though, I am discouraged with how expensive they are. Ok, they aren't really THAT expensive... I am just a miser with my money.  Lately though, I have found that I don't miss my camera all that much because I have my phone, which in a pinch, captures all the hilarity around me, AND will post it instantly to the internet for all to see. Magic!

I was tasked with watching my parent's dogs this weekend while they are out of town visiting my brother and sister in Boise Idaho.  I don't mind, I love the dogs. In fact, one of them used to be my dog. Not that you would know it now. She is a traitor.  Toby and Roxy. Very good dogs, but very loyal to their humans. So loyal that if allowed to do so, they will sit in the driveway and patiently wait for my parents to come home. The last time I dog sat, it was pouring down rain and dark outside and Roxy refused to come in where it was warm and eat her food. So I had to play hide and seek with her, in the rain and mud, in the dark with a flashlight for almost an hour. 5 acres is bigger than it sounds when looking for a small, weasel like dog. At least this time we stayed dry.

Since Deana was camping at Hat Creek this weekend, I decided to take my birdies with me to my parents house so they wouldn't get lonely. They love the dogs, and the dogs, surprisingly enough, do not mind them. They run around on the floor and the dogs just look at them like they are a nuisance, but never move to injure them.

Checking things out


Oscar stealing my egg and toast. Ponder that a moment.....

Friday afternoon I went over to my sister's house (she lives on the same property as my parents, so it's a very short walk) and highlighted her hair for her. Deana brought the girls over and my niece and nephew where there. It was a hair highlighting, break dancing, pool party!

Hehehehe, I told her this would end up on the internet!


TA-DA!! I am a pro!

Break dancing in the living room! One of them is getting served.... but I don't know who

Like Danny needs caffeine :p Love my pickle!

Skye and Annabelle <3

Chayse is the biggest cheese ever!

 Grrrrrrr..... it will not let me rotate this picture :/

Saturday afternoon, I headed up to Hat Creek for a little while to hang out with Deana and her family. Sadly, no pictures of this. My phone gets zero cell service there, so it stayed in the car and acted worthless. Chris, Jen, Deana and I, oh and all the girlies (Jessica, Madison, and Skye) took a walk over to the Subway Caves. It's not really as exciting as I was hoping for. It was dark, and cold. The cold was actually refreshing since it was so hot outside. Interesting, but I left feeling a little underwhelmed. After a couple hours, I headed for home. 

That night, my friend Ryan came over and we decided to go flying. He has a plane, a small one, and I have never been in a small plane.... so even though I warned him that I would probably throw up allllll over his plane, we went! 
Getting ready!

I was kind of nervous

All smiles because I wasn't barfy yet. Mostly because we were still on the ground.

I had it ready, but happily never had to use it! 

My hair did not love taxi-ing. I was glad to be on the ground again.

Once we landed and had the plane all tucked away in it's hanger, Ryan discovered that he could not find his cell phone. So we walked, a lot, all over that stupid airport looking for it. We even took flashlights and walked up and down the runway searching for it. Strangely enough, security never came and asked us what we were doing out there at 11:00 at night. I could have been a terrorist planting bombs at the Redding Airport and they could care less. Redding Airport=Fail.  We finally gave up on the cell phone and went home.  Luckily, first thing the next morning Ryan got an email from someone saying they turned in his cell phone at the Jet Center.  Well, he saw the email first thing in the morning..... it had been sent at 8pm the night before. So we basically spent 3 hours walking our feet off for nothing. Lame. But I am glad that he got his phone back. And flying was AMAZING.

Sunday my new swimsuit and I headed to the lake!  I went to Whiskeytown with some friends. The water was nice, and my floaty and beer made for a perfect day.  BBQ'd later that night and then played in the water some more in their pool. I played chicken for the first time in about 15 years. It was a Patron fueled decision. I lost every time :p

 Stupid sideways pictures..... yay new swimsuit!

Those kids had squirt guns and they really liked to use them in my direction!

I am not going to lie... I felt like an old person when I woke up yesterday morning. My whole body hurt :p  I hung out with my sister for a little bit in the late morning. We got our floaties out and relaxed in mom and dads pool. And then I got ready and headed out for Mt. Shasta. 4th of July is my friend Heather's birthday. And not just any birthday this year, but her 30th birthday!!!  Her family has a cabin (when I heard this I imagined a little shack on the mountain somewhere..... the place is bigger than my house and GORGEOUS!) in Mt. Shasta and they were having a big day of BBQ and games before heading to watch the fireworks. Duh, of course I am going to go! There was food, friends, lots of little dogs, Bocce Ball (of which I am an awful player) and badminton, oh and drinks!And then there were fireworks!!

 She is pregnant. All she wanted to do was smell my drink :p Maybe next time she will think twice before getting knocked up over her 30th birthday! Haha.

 View from the cabin

 Badminton! Heather and I played next. In dresses even.

 Charlene, my Bocce Ball partner

 Birthday girl!!

 The dogs wanted to play too!

 No caption needed for this. Hehehehe! :p

No more booze for these ladies

See those balls farthest from where they are supposed to be?? Those would be mine.

 My oldest friend. Not just cause she is old now, but we met in daycare when we were 4 years old :)

 I am seriously throwing this camera phone out the window.....

 Coco!!!  Cutest dog EVER.

Perfect end to a perfect day. Henry and his Momma watching the fireworks!

It was a great weekend with great friends!!!!
On a sad note, my great uncle Wally passed away on Friday night. He was such an amazing man. He will be greatly missed. I am sure that he is happy and causing some trouble right now with my papa :)

My papa in the center and Uncle Wally on the right of him :)

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend with friends and loved ones!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure why I can't get passed the camera smashed in a fit of rage. For some sick and twisted reason, I find it kind of amusing. I apologize.

    PS You probably get this a lot, but you and your sister look so much a like!