How was your 4th of July Weekend?
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|Tue, 07-06-2010 - 10:23am|
How was your 4th of July weekend? Did you go anywhere and/or visit anyone?
DH and I went to Cape Cod--his Aunt has a house there and she also has a beach cottage that she rents out. But this week, DH's cousin Kelley and her husband Jim had the house and a TON of their friends (many with kids) were there. DH's other cousin Doug was also there with several of his friends and his GF.
DH's Mom was also there, but she was sleeping/staying in his Aunt's house (the cabin was jam-packed).
So we got there late Sat night, and set up a bed in the back of our car--I have a Volvo station wagon so we put the back down and set up a full bed back there--LOL.
Then Sunday we went to his Aunt's house for breakfast and to see the town parade--but it was boiling hot and as soon as possible we went back to the cabin and went swimming at the beach. Then we just hung out on the beach most of the day with everyone--tanning, swimming, drinking (for everyone except me, LOL), eating, etc. It was super fun. I even dug holes in the sand and laid on my stomach for the first time in forever. I fell asleep like that, hehe.
Right at sunset, people started setting off fireworks all up and down the entire cape, and we could see them ALL! The town beach was just a short way away from us, and they had a whole display, and then the people on the other side of us had a whole huge display as well. And we had a couple of our own, LOL. It was awesome, it was like two solid hours of fireworks.
Finally, me and DH set up our tent on the beach, hung out with everyone for awhile longer, and finally crashed. The next morning Monday) we basically got up and took off early, though we stopped at his Dad's house to see him since we haven't seen him in like almost a year (yikes we suck).
And in other awesome news, we found out that James' cousins (Kelley and Jim) just finished filling out the final paperwork for a private domestic adoption (of an infant). I am so so so thrilled for them. I knew they had been dealing with IF stuff, but I wasn't sure on the exact details, and this weekend they told us about going forward with adoption and said they tried everything else (including 7 rounds of IVF, which after watching Emmy go through it once I can't believe how difficult that must have been on them). I have a feeling it took them awhile to accept adoption as their way of having kids, but Kelley especially seemed ridiculously happy--she kept saying that hopefully we'd be having kids at the same time and that she was so excited for them to be cousins, etc. :-) I'm so happy for them!!
So that was my weekend--tell us about yours!
Edited 7/6/2010 10:37 am ET by cl-justadrienne