Sunday

Good times and Noodle Salad....

Happy Independence Day !! It was a beautiful weekend...

But it was so hot I thought my hair was on fire !!!


Chez Mom and Dad...my basement hovel..LOL...is the bottom floor...


Chez Trimble from the main channel...

Em r ducks....

bar down in my "basement spot" ...my grandfather built it himself in the 60's, note the red vinyl per my granny's request !

The pontoon boat parade starts off the day at 10am....
Mom and Dad watching the morning parade...



Where I spent most of my weekend...


Or on the boat with my crazy ass uncle driving us ! Or pulling us skiing ! And tubing !

Mom enjoying the lake !! I hope I am as active at her age ! *cough68cough*


More of our peeps houses.....



^^^^^ Note the red roof?? Family trademark...LOL !!!
^^^ Anarchy !!! We're going with white !! "We're not Elizabeth Arden"

Bubble Toes...LOL.....

My brother , thinking he hopes no one gets drunk and pukes in the hot tub...again..

Beaux was primed and ready when the food appeared..
Teddy, being the older, wiser one, found a cool shady spot...

oooohhhh Coronitas!!!

I can has cheezburger? And home made ice cream, and watermelon, and sangria, and hot dogs, and rotel dip, and slaw, macaroni salad, bbq chicken, deviled eggs, pork tenderloin, brisket, etc, etc ,etc..... we distributed the leftovers between 4 families !!!

The Ski Nautique parade is always at 2......

leading the ski boat parade....
Go away bugs....
Sundown....
And it was still hawt and humid !!!

An errant beginning to my cousin's and mine own personal fireworks show..with Mom screaming "Yall don't burn down the house!!!!"



What's dem booms?? Me no likey !!



Boats are starting to arrive for the fireworks show.....
It was a full moon !!!!

Boats still arriving about 20 minutes before the show....
ooooh shiny....


Happy face !!
Squiggles !

Teddy trying to retrieve his toy from the steps of my brother's pool....yes, he puts his whole head underwater !

Familia........




Yes, thank you Reed for giving Beaux some tea, or whatever you were calling it....LOL



And what better way to end the weekend than with expensive crystal and cheap champagne...keeping our tradition alive....

And a nap !



All in all, it was a good weekend and I am glad I went and spent some time with my family. It's the first time I've stayed in "our lake spot" since G died. Friday night was tough, but I made it through with no appearances from Dr. Lecter , just a few gentle reminders that he was around.

It was good to hang out with my dad, I even introduced he and my mom to Wii bowling, she was pretty good ! It was a low-key, quiet 4th compared to what we are used to, in years past we had a band and up to 150 people around...these last few years have been just family and close friends and I think that suits us better.

I missed my husband terribly, but I could feel him with me...Happy 4th babes....



In the words of Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) in As Good as it Gets..... " Some have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad. Just no one in this car. But, a lot of people, that's their story. Good times, noodle salad. What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you're that pissed that so many others had it good. "

So in the grand scheme of things, I guess I have it good. Noodle salad and all.


I did get a short video of the fireworks with my iPhone.....thought I had a better one, but RECORD wasn't on for the grand finale !! And it was AWESOME !! Doh !!

video

14 comments:

Karl said...

Aw, so glad you had a great time. Looks awesome.

Ms Snarky Nice Bitch said...

kim~~glad ya had a great time, glad dr lector(i so totally love that bettter than ya know) was nice and let you have a good time

most of the time, i have found family helps, unless ya know they are a box of rocks!

c

ZenBitch said...

Looks like you had a fantastic weekend! That house is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Nice, Kimmy!!! I'm glad you had a good weekend, spending time with family and being ok with everything.

Me, well Friday was tough. It was my parents' anniversary, and I emptied Mom's apartment, and well, it sucked. But it's done.
And Saturday was fun...pics on FB!!

Love you bunches!!!!

Franny

Big Pissy said...

What wonderful pictures!

Beautiful place!

The one of you in the giant tube is great and the ones of your cute puppies.

The fireworks too..

I love fireworks! :)

marty said...

With all the lovely pictures, I felt I was right there.

I didn't see any karaoke apparatus so maybe I wasn't there.

Glad you enjoyed.

Beautiful Mess said...

Seriously, I'm coming to spend next summer with you! Looks like you all had a blast! My 4th was fun, but not THAT fun! We didn't have any bubbly. We did have Jack and Diet, though. A lot of it :-|
Love the pictures of the puppies, too cute!
*HUGS*

Bubblewench said...

I am SOOO green with envy! What a beautiful place, and what a beautiful weekend! Glad you had such a great time.

LOVIN7 said...

Sounds and looks like you had an awesome weekend. GOOD FOR YOU!! Very nice pics. Your dad looks GOOD! I hope you feel re-energized. ((HUGS))

TexasRaceLady said...

Oh, Kimmers, color me green with envy.

It's good that you went, and let it hang out --- even if it was hot enough to set your hair on fire.

Lovely pictures. Did someone really barf in the hottub. Yech.

Teddy and Beau looked like they had a good time, too.

Hope you ate lots and lots of food, and partook of the adult beverages --- in moderation, of course --- NOT ! ! ROTFL

Franna

PS -- my fireworks came yesterday when a tree fell on my house and punched holes in the roof.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Next year, can I share a corner of your basement hovel? ;-) I make a mean deviled egg!

Great pics - glad you had such a good time.

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

Love the pics - please invite me to your mommy`s house. May I bring my kids and move in please and thank you so much. Thanks for sharing your pictures - I especially like the evening ones with all the boats on the water.
Maria @BOREDmommy

sybil law said...

Damn! All I got was burned for the 4th!
Oh - and wasted.
But it was fun, mostly.
Gorgeous home. Glad you were with family. :)

Trooper Thorn said...

If I didn't know better, I'd say that was the Black Warrior River that runs through Tuscaloosa, but I know better than to say such a thing.