Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July

For our 4th of July celebration we went to Andrew's family reunion in Blanding.  That Friday the town was hosting a softball tournament which Andrew and Tim had signed up to play. (ps. Tim got home form his mission a few weeks ago.  It has been fun to have him back home.  Andrew is loving it!)  The tournament started at 6 and after five hours of driving we pulled up to the fields at 5:50.  Just in time!  The tournament literally went until 7 am the next morning.  Although our team ending up losing around 4:30 am, they did awesome and it was super fun to watch. 
The next day we headed up to the campground.  I can proudly admit that I learned how to set up a tent!  I am not one who loves camping, but I decided that I wasn't going to be a total girl about the situation and know how to survive in what I call 'the wild.'  I still hate bugs, campfire smoke, and the endless dirt but it went well. 
We spent the rest of the weekend 4 wheeling and bike riding, and some jumped in the swamp like lake that was near. By sheer dumb luck I made it to the final round of the super intense ring toss game that the family plays each year.  It was a close call but I was beat down by Andrew's cousin Craig.  Next year the plaque is mine!
On Monday we went into town to watch the parade.  Molly looked super cute out there in her cheer uniform.  It brought back lots of memories for me!  After the parade Andrew, Tim and Chase were signed up for the big basketball tournament at the park.  It felt like it was 100 degrees outside!  We all proudly cheered them on as they battled the Blanding natives.  A few hours later they lost and we headed home.  It was a fun experience!!