Today was quite the busy day, preparing for the big 4th of July Celebration here in town. We started our day off down by the ferry docks. We went to decorate Logan's bike for tomorrows Parade.
Notice he's not decorating? Shad and I did most of it. He finally got bored and went and sat in the truck. Nothing like mandatory fun!!
This is my Friend Sharon, and her youngest son, Skylar. He and Logan are the same age, and made friends the first day we were here. They will be in the same grade, and I think that brings their class total to maybe 4 or 5. :) Sharon is purposely avoiding the camera.
Here's another entry in the Parade.
And she is totally checking out her Dad's decorating skills. Think it still needs more!
This is my Mother in Law, Sandee. She is a fabulously talented artist, specializing in several different mediums. She does watercolors, paints with Octopus Ink, sculpts and much more. She was one of the vendors at the Craft Sale today.
Some of her watercolors.
These little Mermaids are her newest endeavors. So cute, down to the tiniest little details.
And this is one of the first dolls that she made. It was a gift for her friend Roxie.
And this is Roxie. She makes candles. Those candles made the room smell so good! There are so many different artists here, I can't wait to start creating with them and learning new things.
One of the highlights of my day so far was meeting one of the crafters who had come from Homer. It was my Photography teacher from 11th grade, Mrs. Rourke. Her passion for art truly inspired me, and made me want to become a Photographer. Unfortunately she moved after that year, and my Senior year we got a teacher that wasn't really interested in teaching that class, so I sorta lost my way. Anyway, it was so cool seeing her, got lots of big hugs, and she remembered one of the projects that I had done for her class. We were supposed to make an album cover, and I chose to do Pretty in Pink (it was the 80's remember!) anyway, I lined up a bunch of my classmates and recreated that album cover. It was fun. Back in those days....we actually used film. I know some of you don't know what that is. LOL But we got to roll our own film, take the pictures and develop and print our pictures. I loved my photography class. Sadly, that darkroom is now a storage closet. Maybe we can change that. So...loved seeing Mrs. Rourke!
And here are some of Roxie's candles. I think I'll be getting a few of thse tomorrow. There was also a lady that did glass jewelry, I would LOVE to see how that's made!
After dinner (I made deep fried Halibut...Yumm!) We went downtown to enjoy a concert in the park. OK...it was one band on some guys lawn, but it was great! They were called "Tastes Like Chicken."
It was nice just sitting back and relaxing.....
seeing more people that we had known....
meeting a few new friends.....
And doing what we came here for, spending quality time with the people we love. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.