Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July done right!

We had a wonderful July 4th today. Thanks to the efforts of some terrific neighbors. A couple of ladies in our subdivision organized the First Annual July 4th Parade & Celebration. It was a wonderful morning!

After the bike parade, there was a bubble gum blowing contest, tug-o-war, pie eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest and of course, a three legged race. It was two hours of good ole' home town fun, right in the middle of suburbia. I loved it.

However, I don't care if I am native to this desert, I will never get used to the heat!! In spite of the heat, everyone seemed to have loads of fun!

At any rate, we made some great memories! (Definitely will have to sneak back for next years celebration)

Enjoy the slide show...



Oh yeah, I also discovered (AGAIN) there is so much more to being a photographer than having a good camera! Evidently if you are going to put the camera on MANUAL you have to actually know what your doing -- ugh! It made me sick. I had this perfect opportunity for amazing photos and instead I delivered grainy photos with exposure spots -- still learning. Sorry guys!

5 comments:

Beth said...

what a great neighborhood! Was it really 105 that early? I would melt!

Boy Mom said...

love neighborhood gatherings! What fun contests. Happy forth to you!

S'mee said...

This slide show makes me really jealous! We have never lived any where that participating in such a fun neighborhood event was possible. You nailed it...it was the perfect Independence Day celebration!

Emmy said...

What a great party! I wish my neighborhood did anything even remotely close to that. Your pictures are awesome! And don't be afraid of manual mode, you will get it figured out!

Diane said...

Looks like a perfectly wonderful way to spend some good clean family time with your neighbors celebrating our great country and our freedom! The pics were great; the faces were so expressive and you captured the essence of your subjects. The exposure problems will work themselves out with time and experience. Thanks for sharing your lovely morning with us all!

Many hugs..........

Diane