Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Set Free & Doing A Rain Dance












There were ten of us gathered together for our Fourth fireworks. We all went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner, and watched it rain while we lingered and ate. We all came back to our house, and sat around and chatted, waiting for the rain to stop. It never did. Forget the kids, the men wanted bangs and explosions. So we all went outside in the rain and set off many, many fireworks. I videoed them for you!! Unfortunately, I had my camera turned sideways so when I watched it, the fireworks were shooting out the side, not up in the air. A far from perfect night, and many mishaps, but we were feeling well and all together, and the kids had fun. We watched the girls dance and giggle amid the rain and the sparks. And that's what really matters, isn't it? For those of you who were expecting fireworks, here is a brief glimpse of the ones at the Capitol, truly stunning! I videoed it from the T.V.!!


"I tell you the truth,everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
John 8:34,36

37 comments:

Regina said...

This was a great series..we were invited out but we'd been on the road after a long day out of town so just went home. This was colorful and glad all of you had a nice time-

SquirrelQueen said...

The weather may not have been perfect but as long as everyone is together and having fun that's all that matters. From the smiles on the girls faces it looks like a "blast"!

Besides, if it's raining we are less likely to set our yards on fire.

reanaclaire said...

When I looked at the pictures of the two girls, I realize they have grown taller.. a bit different from the last time you posted up.. well, guess time really flies..
Anyway, great to read that you all had a wonderful time with the fireworks regardless of the rain.. :) It is the company that counts!

Frank said...

Good to know you'll had fun in spite of the fact that it raining.Coming to fireworks,I love loud explosions too!
May be I'm little ignorant but I couldn't understand the bottom phrase, whose the Son?

Frank said...

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Are you Relatively Perfect?
See yourself as your family sees you.
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Mildred said...

The girls look adorable. Those smiles are priceless!

hip-chick said...

looks like a fun time for everyone!

Karin said...

We are free indeed because of HIM! I got a big bang out of your fireworks post! Thanks for sharing! What's a little rain!

Bobbi said...

Anne Marie always wears that big beautiful smile... and I love the red dress she's wearing. I also liked your patriotic head piece. LOL- That's funny about taking video sideways. I can't tell you how many times I've done that. Great video of the fireworks from your tv. At first, I thought you shot them yourself and I was thinking WOW! And I thought mine were good?? LOL. I love to hear about the children having fun.. that's what it's all about. Thanks for sharing your 4th family fun time.

From the Kitchen said...

The Capitol 4th is always on our agenda and I thought it was especially good this year. I've actually been in person years ago. That, too, was fun--and crowded! Love the "headgear"!!

Best,
Bonnie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great pics - it looks like a fun time. Our weather was a little crazy here too.

rharper said...

I love the fireworks at the Capitol. Other than that, I'm not much of a fireworks person. It's either got to be a HUGE thing or not for me. Usually like around here, it's not that much.

Sandra said...

i love that funky foto in your header, i love all things fire and this fits in that category. i tried to find sparklers at walmart but none to be found. i wanted to take photos of one, so now i have seen what happens when you do. love all the photos and the girls look so happy. even with the rain they came out great and i like that shot of YOU in the mirror. looks like you had a wonderful day of celebration

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sounds like you still managed to have a great time,and that's what matters most.

Remington said...

Great shots!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, I too, enjoy Chick-fil-a, but we do not have a local one. You look like you all had a super time with the Fourth of July festivities. So glad! We did too! Have a wonderful day!

From the Kitchen said...

My sister said it was raining on the 4th and not as many fireworks around them as in the past. We had nice weather and lots of "booms". Oliver is glad it's over for another year.

Best,
Bonnie

From the Kitchen said...

I'm losing it! I'd already commented on your post!!

B

DawnTreader said...

The girls look like they're holding magic wands! :)

Stephanie V said...

The heat from the firworks must have had a drying effect. Glad the kids, big and small, got to have some fun after all.

Tracy said...

Hah, funny! I love the fireworks but your little grandaughter is such a cutie!
I adore her red, white and blue; she is all decked out, isn't she?
we've had some rain here as well but mostly it seems to skirt around us; UGH! we need it so badly!

srp said...

It rained here as well... in fact, we had over an inch. YEAH!!!! My favorite fireworks are the ones in Boston, coordinated with the Boston Pops. Seeing this in person is on my wish list before I die.

S. Etole said...

Sparklers were always one of the best parts of the 4th of July celebration as a child.

pam said...

I LOVE that you did fireworks in the rain!!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, Sorry to hear about the rain.. We had rain that night about 6:30--but quit in time for the local fireworks here in the Glade...

BUT--seems like all of you had a great time regardless.. Who is going to let a little bit of rain destroy the show???????

Great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

The weather here was finally gorgeous. I'm sorry you didn't have our good fortune. It sounds like you were able to make the most of the day. Years from now your granddaugheter will remember the sparklers and spending the day at Grandma's She won't even think about the rain. Take care, Ginny. Blessings...Mary

Shug said...

How sweet...I could tell that the girls were having a wonderful time...I have always loved sparklers...so much fun...
Great pictures Ginny...
Blessings to you and your family
shug

Joanne said...

Aww sounds like you all had a great time anyway!
Blessings, Joanne

LV said...

A great way to spend family time.

Ann said...

By the smiles on the girls faces I can tell it was a good time even with the rain. Wonderful shots and that first one of you is just too cute :)

Darlene said...

I love your photos. The girls look like they are having a great time. The video was pretty amazing. I love watching fireworks to patriotic music!

George said...

We watched the fireworks from several cities on the Fourth, but I don't think people in any of these cities looked as happy as Anne Marie.

LC said...

Friends, family and fun, the most important ingredient of your fireworks celebration was there in abundance! Way to go Ginny!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - those were more fireworks then we saw here - ours were canceled due to rain!

Your girls are so cute!!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

The giggling is what really matters! I am glad you had a good time with rain...

Ann said...

Great video, you remember this year with the rain falling on you.

You need a conical hat. LOL, in the country, they still wear them.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Sounds like you all had a blast, I do remember sparklers, that sure takes me back.