Thursday, July 05, 2007

another 4th of july in the UK

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July celebration.

We had a fantastic day here. The weather was off and on all day--thunder and lightening, torrential downpours and then sun. So we had a great time doing what we could do when it was dry and then hiding under the pavilion when the sky let loose.

We played lots of games--the three-legged race (which George and I almost won), spoon and egg relay (I actually won that once, tug of war, and the balloon toss (which George and I won TWICE!!!).

Michaela and three of her friends left school at noon to come to the celebration.
They had a great time riding the bull and "fighting" on the podiums (I am not sure what it is called). They also rode the kiddy rides.

Emma had a great time seeing her friends and riding the rides. She got her face painted--AND SHE CHOSE SPIDERMAN. My little girl who wants to wear a dress and 'clickety-clack' shoes everyday chose spiderman. She made it until about 10:45pm and Steve had to take her home to put her to bed.

If any of you are following Wimbledon, you know what crazy weather England--actually all of the UK--is having this year. We are wet and COLD. The weathermen are actually saying we are not having a summer this year. WE wear long sleeves and have had the heat on a few nights lately. I am quite happy with the cold--better than 90* and humidity:)

Fireworks were great, but it was funny seeing everyone in coats or wrapped up in heavy blankets--It is July isn't it???

We also had a special celebration to honor the men and women who have just returned to the base from Iraq. In your prayers please remember the 16 Security Forces who are still over there from this base and the spouses and children we see every day trying to maintain some normalcy as they wait for their loved ones to come back home.