Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Blog!!

That's right, look at the little blog, she is all grown up! It was almost one year ago that I posted my very first post.

The Fourth of July, a time for fireworks, popsicles, potato salad, beautiful sunsets, and family traditions. It's always been one of the best holidays to spend at home. My parents have the perfect yard to see fireworks from 6 different locations (the best one featured in the above photo), the grandkids are growing and their excitement is catching!
( For clean photos of this little one, see the photo blog) Anna and I just ate red popsicles and were showing each other our tongues. She's learned all her features and loves to point them out and talk about them!
The evening of the fourth always starts with a beautiful orange sunset that I take in with delight each year.
It always changes from orange to gold.
And ends with gold to pink to purple. Each one is different, but each one makes me feel the same.
Riley is the Martha Stewart of the family and always has decorations to spare for each occasion.
The two cousins telling secrets and sharing giggles.
When the pack of fireworks is bigger than the children, you know it's gonna be a good time!!
Thank you to all of you who have made blogging so entertaining, thought provoking, and wonderful!! Here's to another great year!


Stina said...

Congrats! I'm looking forward to your next year of posts!

Alisa said...

I am amazed that fireworks can turn up that well!

Happy Anniversary to your blog!

Ruahines said...

Kia ora D'Arcy
Koa ra huritau!! Happy Birthday!
I too have enjoyed your posts and photos so Kia ora.
And thanks for allowing me to vicariously enjoy a bit of 4th of July celebration. 0bviously just another day over here, but always one that invokes twinges of homesickness. Cheers D'Arcy.

jomama said...

i'm so glad you got to spend the 4th with your family. and i love your blog! thanks for keeping it going so strong for a year now.

Sugar said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! You don't look a day over 9 months! Must be that fabulous eye cream.


HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Happy Birthday to the Blog! (amazing how fast a year goes by, isn't it?)

WOW - your parents have a BEAUTIFUL view off their front porch.... (didn't you say it overlooks a lake?) Anyway, the pictures are gorgeous and I can tell the little ones were JUMPING UP AND DOWN with excitement. We went to a neighborhood party that had probably 50 people and lots of fireworks... had a blast. 4th of July is a wonderful holiday!

Gustav said...

Happy Birthday "Abstraction"!

D'Arcy you have an incredible blog and it is so NOT boring.

I loved your 4th of July pics - it made me miss home. Thanks for sharing with us.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I have bestowed an award upon you, my dear.... come to my blog for full details... :-)

Steve and Jenn Fletcher said...

I love this blog stuff! It's so much fun to see little snatches of you life--I've missed out on it for too long! Thanks for updated it regularly! Your pictures are the best.

D'Arcy said...

HWHL: Yes, my parents have the best view from their yard, it takes in the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island. Sadly, the field that was once vast and sprawling in front of our home has just been made into a cookie cutter housing development. My parents are starting to feel a little squeezed in and might consider moving soon.

Thanks for the award! That was fun, I mistook the "Bella" for the movie instead of an actually person you know (see where my mind goes) and thus the reason for the shout out to Eduardo. It makes no sense, I know, it was early. I was tired.

Rowena said...

Happy Birthday! Your blog seems so mature for a yearling.

I've been doing my blog for three and a half years, and started blogging over four years ago, but never really got going until this March. (Life is weird) So I guess you could say I'm only a few months old. Or maybe a few months into my blog's second life.

It is an awesome medium, though, isn't it?

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Such a fun 4th. How nice that the whole nation decided to have fireworks for your blog.