Monday, July 8, 2013

Let Freedom Ring!

thank you RedLead Paperworks for this image

What a glorious 4th of July ~ our little family was able to celebrate the day together, not often the case with 3 members in the retail industry!

We headed up to see our dear friends, the Del Castillos....

On the way we stopped to pick up the party fare ~ Eegees ~

A Party Grinder and the July "must have" ~ WATERMELON Eegees!!

 For those non-Arizonans, an Eegees is the softest, smoothest REAL fruit flavored shaved ice you can imagine.  It is a local treasure started by two fellows backs in the 70's.  You can read about them here.

With party fare in hand, and back on the road again, we decided to see a little of the old neighborhood we called home for our first 17 years in Tucson....

A sign for the dance studio where the girls spent many hours, doing what they loved so very much...

Mandy's junior high school....

Now a "middle school" with a new monument sign...

Things change, somewhat, but the memories are still as sweet as they were back then.

We arrived at the Del's and were greeted by these two little cuties ~ the sweetest little girls, Olivia and Ava ~

Sweeties are wearing the tee shirts their aunties, Mandy and Melissa, gave them
Luncheon was served!

Watermelon and Pina Colada Eegees
A perfect no-preparation holiday feast, considering our non-stop 100+ degree temps we've had of late!

With that in mind, we spent the day time hours relaxed and cool in the pool!

Now that they are legal in AZ, we prepared for the evening hours as well with a fun "arsenal" of approved fireworks!

Hoping your holiday was a happy and safe celebration.  We continue to count our blessings each day, especially for the freedom our forefathers secured for us!

I'd love to share a few finished necklaces with you ~ these are now available for purchase in my Etsy Shop

Have a beautiful week, sweet friends, and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Glad you had a good weekend! Looks like fun! Your necklaces are wonderful!

Marfi-topia said...

Oh that all sounded amazing! So happy you could spend time with your lovely family:)
Your jewelry is as beautiful as always!!
Have a great week.

sharon said...

Can't say that I ever heard of and eegee but it sure looks great! We've had temps in the 90's here also. So glad to see you had a safe and happy 4th!
Thank you for your encouraging and kind words! Your jewelry is beautiful and inspiring and you are tempting me to break out the soldering iron again!