Friday, July 4, 2008

Patriotic Concert

Last night we joined family and friends at a Patriotic Concert on the beautiful grounds of Transylvania University and Gratz Park. This annual event is one of our favorites -- a time for picnicking, playing in the fountains, enjoying the music of the Lexington Philharmonic and Lexington singers, and participating in some Grand Ole' Flag waving.

My good friend, Sherry, and her beautiful family were in from Utah and we really enjoyed spending the evening with them. Sawyer and her oldest son, Adam, have been friends since they were preschoolers.

After they moved to Utah, Sawyer and Adam maintained a special friendship and bond, with the ability to "pick up right where they left off," even after spending time apart for months- on-end. Adam vacationed with us many summers, and Sawyer vacationed with them on many occasions. These boys have grown into young adults right before our eyes, and I'm so proud of who they've become.

Sawyer and Adam decided last night to run in the Bluegrass 10,000 footrace this morning -- this annual event is part of our community's Fourth of July Celebration, and most of the runners train for months in preparation. Adam didn't even bring running shoes, so he and Sawyer left the concert early to purchase shoes at a local sporting goods store. Sawyer spent the night with him last night and they headed down bright and early for the race, which began at 7:30am. Once there, they decided they were really too tired to run because they stayed up all night talking and catching up.

So instead of running, they headed to the Krispy Kreme store and munched on donuts while watching the runners round the first mile-marker. Teenagers!

Happy Fourth of July
to you and your family.

God Bless America!!


Mission to Macie said...

oh how fun! i wish we had something like that here!

great pics!

Happy 4th!

Jill and Macie

Emily said...

sounds like fun!

The Ferrill's said...

Happy 4th to yall too, Jana! Love the Krispy Kreme story!
Your lake trip looked like lots and lots of fun! I love what Oakley said about going potty in the lake! And also about being so happy to be HOME. VERY Sweet!

Andrea Nielsen said...

Love all the pictures! I especially love the lake pics and story. It is so interesting that we have parallels in our lives but never seem to meet...maybe someday. We almost went to the Transy concert...but Lillie was sooo tired and grumpy I thought better. Love Nicole and family too...the girls attended the school where I work and she and I were no SBDM together. What a small world!
Love seeing how happy and settled Oakley is!

Adam and Cynthia said...

What great photos! Looks like everyone had a blast! I can't believe you know Sherry!!

Love you guys!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Looks like a fun time! Oakley looks so pretty. I just love her beautiful hair.


David and Sarah said...

I'd opt for donuts and good conversation over a footrace anytime!(and I don't even like donuts, but I do like good conversation :) )

Jennifer said...

Looks like you ALL had a wonderful time!!! Beautiful pictures of everyone!!! And... I love your new BLOG LOOK! It's beautiful!! The picture of Oakley is probably my favorite! (THe FFF and blog header...)

She is really growing!!

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