Friday, July 3, 2009

4th of July Sparkle!

Mom's birthday was 4th of July. Last year Dad hosted a birthday "memory" celebration and invited all of his family, her family, and a few friends. This year he and Janice (his new wife) wanted to continue the celebration. Here are some pics. We had some really good smoked meat, yummy sides, a delicious cake made by Janice, and some awesome firecrackers! What a neat day. Sure do miss her and sooooooo wish she were still here.
I LOVE it that her birthday was the 4th. It makes for a cool way to remember her and all the birthday parties in the past. She LOVED the fireworks and the family all being together. I have many great memories of 4th of July's at the ranch... 4th of July's at the firecracker stand... and most recently of having our own little 4th of July parties on the hill by their house.
She was so much fun. The festive word that comes to mind when I think of her is SPARKLE!!! :-)

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