Wednesday, July 9, 2014

epic slip and slide

Well, thank you all so much for all the encouragement after my last post! I already feel more excited about blogging after those comments. It's nice to know others are thinking about those things too! I've added several of your suggested blogs to my reader and followed several of you on Instagram, so that's fun! What I've always loved about blogging is the community part of it and it felt like I had lost that for awhile. So thanks again!

I have to share these photos with you because they're too good not to. We had a block party here on July 4th. We've never been a part of anything like that before, but military housing has its perks and one of them is automatic community with your neighbors. Another one is Halloween ;)

I looked out my lanai window in the afternoon of July 4th and saw this:
 The biggest, soapiest, most fun slip and slide EVER.

 Then you walk up the hill and get the soap sprayed off your face:

 The dog piles at the bottom were so funny. Watching dads go down and fly off into those trees was even funnier. It just never got old.

 These are our new friends from church, also our neighbors now! They're newlyweds. Aw :)

Since our neighborhood is on a huge hill (it's so high that my ears pop every time I drive down it!), we can see the fireworks from a clearing on our street. We watched the ones over Waikiki and then went home and the girls could see the ones over Hickam air force base from their bedroom window. The kids say that was the best day ever, which makes me happy because July 4th has always been one of my very favorite days too :)


  1. Looks like a wonderful day! My dad was Air Force but we generally lived off base (except when we were overseas). I missed living on base in the US.

    There are several blogs I've unsubscribed from that I used to love but are presently completely focused on promotion - either of themselves or others. It's no longer enjoyable and frankly, not inspiring (at least for me).

  2. We've made a few BIG slip and slides, but that one beats them all!!! :o) Before the Summer is over I want to make a giant slip and slide into the pond, complete with a ramp at the end. If you watch Myth Busters you might know where we got the idea. :o)

    I loooove your feather top! So pretty!!!

    1. Our neighbor said he found that massive tarp on Craigslist and it was used to cover hay bales. Seems like I remember you having access to some farms in your parts, so I thought I'd pass that along :)