Insta-Friday {July 5th}

We have done a lot of chillin’ this week AKA sitting around and doing NOTHING, which was much needed.  But we did have some good times 🙂

The week started with the biggens heading off to yet another church camp – Falls Creek this time.  Ready for them to be home tomorrow 🙂

We took a little road trip north to Tulsa where we both grew-up to visit hubby’s family.  We took a few hours stop at the Tulsa zoo.  I felt really old when I realized I hadn’t been there in 20+ years….that just sound like a really long time.

My little boys are ten and eleven – and they were itchin to blow up some stuff.  They even had the TNT catalog out, along with their wallets, making a list of what they were going to buy.  So cute ;).  So, our next stop was Van’s grandpa’s place – lots of room in the country.  The boys had a blast!!

I heard some lovely noises coming down the hallway and had to go investigate (with my camera of course), and this is what I found.  I love that they still like to play imaginatively, and that they chose to pull out their legos 🙂

I love this man.   

Waiting for the fireworks to start – came a little early to get a good spot, tried to get a pic before it got too dark.  That’s why it’s so grainy – no flash when you’re takin selfies.  🙂 

Have you seen this cute app by the way?  It’s called Beautiful Mess and it’s free – of course you can purchase upgrades, but there is plenty of cute free stuff to use. It’s lots of fun!!  

I LOVE instagram!!  It’s my all-time favorite social media – I love pictures.  I’m very visual – even on facebook – lots of times all I do is scroll through and look at pictures.  🙂  follow me at denisegwood or click on the cute camera icon at the top right.  

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Love her take on social media “It takes the crazy, frustrating, loud, chaotic, patience losing, crying days and finds the beauty hidden and forgotten in the melee.”

Let’s focus on the good stuff people!!  Blessings to you and yours!!
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I hardly ever decorate for much other than Christmas.  But, while out shopping for pool stuff the other day, the flag displays caught my attention, and I got a hankerin’ to add a little Americana decor to the house.  So I grabbed a couple of things from the store and collected a couple more from home and started with this.

And, ended up with this.

Just a little touch of red, white, and blue and I’m done :).  

My hubby throws together this lovely little celebration at our church every year.  Last night we celebrated the 14th year of what we call Freedom and Faith – a community wide event that has about 3,000 people in attendance.  There is fun to be had for everyone – live music, food, inflatables, and then of course an awesome fireworks show!!  It is a fantastic time always, and last night did not disappoint!!  Needless to say hubby has been super busy the last couple of weeks this week we are going to fit in some much needed family time, so you might not hear from me for a few days, but I’ll be back.  🙂  
I am looking forward to some homemade ice cream and more great fireworks.  What’s your favorite thing to do on the 4th of July?

Happy 4th of July!!

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