Monday, July 5, 2010

i love a parade!

i have enjoyed visiting many of your fourth of july celebrations
and have a few photos of our very busy day.

the day before, shelby and hailey made 'puppy chow' to snack
on during the fireworks.



we started out the 4th with a sweet worship service at our little church,
"oh be joyful" then moved onto the town's colorful parade.
our best friends saved us perfect seats to watch the festivities.



        
       the crowds filled the street from one end of town


to the other, where you can see mount crested butte.

all the parade prerequisites were in place:


army! air force! navy! marine! 



babies,



clowns,



horses,



and men with 25 foot long skis.  :)

i kept thinking of the verse, "now rejoice in the Lord always,
and again i say, rejoice!"  phil. 4:4

love,
lea   

 

29 comments:

Debi said...

Can't beat a 4th of July parade--this looks like a special one!

Keep celebrating!
Debi

Mildred said...

That all looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

-stephanie- said...

I love a good 4th of July celebration. This looked like a good one.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh man, that looks like so much fun! We have a parade for every stupid thing in this town except the 4th!!!

Farm Girl said...

Oh what fun!! You take lovely pictures! Have lots and lots of fun and it is just beautiful there in Colorado.

Single and Sane said...

Looks like a weekend where memories of a lifetime are made! I hope you're enjoying cooler weather. We're back in the sauna, again!

Margaret

Belle Vie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday.. and puppy chow ~ YUM!
Wishing you a lovely week.
xoxo, B

Lisa said...

I love hometown parades! Glad you had a great holiday.:)

Patrina's Pencil said...

Rejoicing with you, Lea. Thanks for the parade tour! Enjoy!!

Patrina <")>><

Deb said...

What a great parade! Of course, you were here for the rain event, yeah? We had fireworks tonight, since last night got rained out.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've never been in the US in 4th July ... I'm sure it would be fun and much to rejoice about. I've provided the recipe (such as it is) over at Burnbrae.

My name is PJ. said...

There is nothing like life in a small town. This parade oozes fun and charm.

Vickie said...

How fun!!! I love Crested Butte, but sadly I've only visited during the ski season! It's a love little town and now I'll have to go in the summer!

Deborah Ann said...

Aw, I love a parade! Especially the ones that throw candy for the kids. Those mountains in the backdrop are gorgeous!

Vee said...

What a terrific parade in such a picturesque setting! (Have I already said that?) Beautiful family, wonderful friends, delightful church family, too. Ahhh, it's the good life!

Zuzu said...

How fun!!! And so great that you can share your pics with us! Yay! :)

Together We Save said...

Oh wow - looks wonderful... I wish our town had a parade. We do have festivities at the high school but it is not the same as a parade.

Southern Lady said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Carla

Staci Danford said...

WOW what great fun it looks like you had. and man oh man I wish I had some of that puppy chow.. I love that stuff.. YUM!!
Staci

Emily said...

Neat!

vivek said...

Oh that Awsome ..You ppl are having a gr8 time ...n its always a pleasure when everyone is around .. feel like Perfect ...destination ..for you ..location ..n greenery ..n mountains
everything looks so ...beautiful ...good to see the pics ..did you click or ur son or daughter ...all pics are very delicately clicked .. the Lil baby in the pic ..whoz baby is this ....

take care .. see you again ..

keep smiling :)

Deb said...

Crested Butte, what a lovely place. I love Colorado so much. been here all of my life and can't imagine being anywhere else.

Rosie said...

Oh dear girl...you were rejoicing...that is so evident...

Have missed my friends so very much...this crazy life I have chosen is just too busy right now...hoping for just a "little" hum drum ...
I will be a better blog friend soon, I hope....love Rosie

Housewife Bliss said...

what a fab event! I so wish that was the kind of event we had in Phoenix, and the background is stunning.

Susan B said...

How fun! It looks like you had a wonderful time. I love parades too, but my DH doesn't...so I haven't been to one in years. Thank you for sharing your pictures of the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad your having fun with friends and family. Nothing better. The pics of the fam were cute. TC and I are heading out to Branson and Ihop for a few days. Miss you. A

Jenners said...

That is a good old-fashioned parade!

myletterstoemily said...

dear anon,

have lots of fun in branson and some
good soaking prayer at IHOP.

miss you!

love,
lea

Michelle said...

We had a tragedy in a nearby town on the 4th of July, and it made the national news. I was not there, but was shocked to hear about it. It seems so unreal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/05/us/05parade.html