The mundanities of the week were simply work from Monday to Friday for both of us. Due to some bargains we found, we were able to buy 32 (cheap) hot dogs for just over $1, so Thomas decided to spark a little work party which coincidentally coincided with Independence Day weekend, which went marvelously.
On Thursday, we were met with an interesting development. Apparently here in Provo they block off about two blocks of Center Street on each side of University Avenue (see ironic photo below). Center Street is essentially main street, but they set up rides and booths IN THE ROAD for America's Freedom Festival, which sponsors a weekend of patriotic events for the 4th of July, including the annual and undermentioned Stadium of Fire, one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the United States (and, of course, the world). We then learned that we can't even park on the roads today or tomorrow because we'll have the parade going right past our front door.
Friday night we made it to the Draper temple again. The sunset wasn't quite as breathtaking as last week's, but we did remember our camera this time. That evening Thomas randomly won a $10 Dairy Queen card as well.
On Saturday, we were invited up to Thomas' brother's inlaws' home, where we enjoyed the company of family and friends.
(an interesting gift from Robert & Camille... "Slug Butter" - don't worry, there are no slugs inside...so we think)
We ate good food...
(Robert was up to some mischief, so....)
(...naturally, Thomas had to step in...)
...and had homemade ice cream...
...whilst playing with kids young and old.
We then headed home, arriving in Provo just in time to duck into an undisclosed (and quiet) parking lot almost directly under the fireworks by the stadium. We then headed home after a long and satisfying day.
(Lisa on the hood of the car watching fireworks)
Today, being Sunday (and fast Sunday), we taught a lesson on the Psalms then went on a nice walk, enjoying the cooler (hence bearable) temperatures.
(red, white, & blue!)
(a teepee in someone's yard)
(our ward building)