July 4th weekend…

Last week we made what is becoming our annual 4th of July trip to Missouri, and as usual… we had a great time.  It was filled with lots of golf, shopping, good food, family, friends, fireworks, police officers and mosquito’s.

The only downsides this year.. we didn’t get to see Shawn and Erin (who stayed in Chicago for a wedding) and the mosquito’s.

I’ve never really had a problem with the mosquito’s bothering me while we’re out there.. but this trip, I was apparently the target of some kind of mosquito swarm. So next time we go out there, I’ll seriously consider wearing one of Nicole’s OFF! fans like the one in the picture…she swears they work!

offI think part of the mosquito attack happened while we were shooting off fireworks… this was the same night that we encountered one of Bernie’s finest policemen. He drove by going about 2 mph as we sat in the driveway surrounded by 1000 super snap wrappers, 1 bag full of fireworks, and one huge pile of fireworks that we had already set off. (About 5 minutes before he came by, 3 roman candles were set off at once.. so that’s like 30 different shots that might as well have been some kind of cannon. Just slightly loud. Somebody must have complained!)

So he rode by.. we sat there in the dark.. trying to look innocent.. trying not to laugh. He went down the road, turned around… 2 mph again – he started back. This time he stopped… “y’all haven’t been shooting off any fireworks have you?” hahahah. No sir. Not sure how all this stuff got in the driveway. That’s what I was thinking in my head anyway. Chad and Nicole did all the actual talking. The future detective left with a warning to save the fireworks for the 4th… we did just that 🙂

Other weekend highlights:

  • I lost my wedding ring while we were playing volleyball in the Campbell’s pool. (Ring has been found.)
  • Reese saw her first fireworks.

Can’t wait to go back next year…I’ll be taking a mosquito net…and my water volleyball title.

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