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July 8, 2012

July 7 – Lockhart, TX

4th of July Celebration
Winter Harbor Marina

We flew home to Texas yesterday and spent today celebrating July 4th with family.  Stan’s sister and brother in-law put on an old fashion 4th of July celebration on the first Saturday of July…lots of games, food, family and friends.  We were excited to be able to attend this year, since we’ve missed a lot of family get togethers in the past year. The celebration starts in the late afternoon with tons of food…brisket, ribs, sausage, hot dogs for the kids, potato salad, fresh fruit, beans, fresh veggies from the garden, and every type of dessert you can think of! There are competitions for bake goods, hula hoop, bubble blowing, sack races and a seed spitting (this area of Texas is known for it’s wonderful watermelons), with lots of trophies and ribbons for competitors. There’s something for everyone…just watching is very entertaining. We enjoyed getting to spend time with everyone and watching the kids have so much fun.

Plenty of food for everyone!
Jenna and Hayden enjoying the bouncy house
Bubble blowing contest for the smallest ones
Bryt and Kyle were some of the judges
Grandpa explaining what's going on
Adult bubble blowing competition 
Hula hoop contest - Hannah was the winner of the older kids
 One of the sack races
Every American holiday needs a fly over...this is our great nephew Kobe (and instructor).
Brytanie...just hanging around
Watermelon seed spitting contest
Prizes being awarded
Kaylen won the seed spitting competition...way to go!
Jenna - the Hula Hoop Champ 

1 comment:

  1. O K Im like waaaaay behind on your blog!! this is sooo cool, how fun!!, Judy