Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day Hangover.....

WOW! I haven't had a drop of alcohol to drink in over 17 years, but this morning I feel like I spent the night partying at the bar with my friends....

Except my kids were with me.....

And a ton of nieces and nephews were there.....

My mother-in-law was there......

There was a pony involved.....

And a slip-and-slide that made my Podunk, Alabama Water Park look like chopped liver.....

And Fireworks......

And FOOD....

Lots and lots of FOOD!

Table with fixin's

If you look between two of my gorgeous nieces, Tess and Shelby (HEY SHEBLY!), you will see the PILES of meat we had to eat.

Ribs, Hamburgers, Pork Chops, Hot Dogs.....

OK, I am DROOLING again....

My first of many plate.

Homemade Cheesecake bites that my niece Stephanie made. They tasted even better than they looked!!

And this made-from-scratch red velvet cake made by my niece Tess.


Fortunately, Jameson was there to provide security.

Chelsea looking all festive!

After the food, then Marty's sister, Debbie, surprised the kids with Pony Rides!

Jameson had a ball.

Chelsea didn't want ANYTHING to do with the ponies, so she decided to paint her nails instead....

Then, on to the mother of all slip-and-slides....

Then the day winded down with homemade ice cream (unfortunately, it was gone by the time I got back from dropping Chelsea off with her Nana) and fireworks.

Just pretend the picture is great! LOL!

I hope you all had a fantastic and wonderful Independence Day!!

I am off to find something to take for this WAAAY TOO MUCH FOOD, FUN, AND EXCITEMENT hangover!


  1. Sounds like the best kind of day ever. I am so glad you all had fun and got to spend it with family. Great pics. Now rest up. Hugs, Marty

  2. COOL slip-n-slide! My kids would LOVE that one!!

  3. What a fun family time! Take to asprin and put your feet up. Partying takes a lot our of a girl!

    Thanks for sharing with us.


  4. Wow, that is a TEXAS sized slip and slide!! What fun!


  5. That pony looks just like one my grandfather bought for his grandchildren when we were kids. How much fun is that!!

  6. You had a full fun day!! I want some of Stephanie's treats!!! Why do the both of you have to be so far away. LOL

  7. hi robin i'm soooo glad you guys had soooo much fun!love when family gets together..
    i'm so sorry i haven't been here in a while,we r getting ready for our trip and i have been busy but i had to stop by before i leave to say hello and to wish you a great summer my friend!!!i'll be back later.. btw LOVE THE NEW HAIR CUT!!!XOXO..


  8. WOW! That's a great slip and slide! My kids loved those things. Looks like a fabulous day of fun! laurie

  9. Wow, what a great family you have, especially whoever makes all those cheesecakes! haha! :) Oh but you forgot one of the best moments of the night...Tony Stewart wrecking Kyle Busch at Daytona! Whoo! haha.

  10. What an amazing day! Im glad you had a great holiday!


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