Posts Tagged ‘Firework Show


Happy New Year

I have been slacking on keeping up my posts, but 2010 is here.  It is crazy to think that a decade has past since the whole Y2K drama.  A lot has changed for me in 2009.  Here are just a few things that happened for me in 2009: I got engaged, bought a house, got married, bought a car, coached high school football and started a blog.

I really do not think I will ever be able to top what I did in 2009 as it was a lot.  It was thing after another.   What better way to start 2010 then with fireworks.  I had tons of fireworks that I was planning on lighting off when Sophia and I left at our wedding reception but because August was so dry we were afraid to start a brush fire.  So the fireworks have been siting in the garage for the past 5 months collecting dust.  So here is our firework show that I put on at the Martinez home.  I think we woke up some neighbors but who falls asleep before 12 on New Years Eve?

Happy New Year and 2010!


4th of July 2009

I do not remember a 4th of July ever where the weather was this warm.  Normally the 4th of July you are anticipating rain and wearing a sweatshirt at night to keep you warm.  Not this year as it was 85 degrees and sunny.  The Gamblin family never had a real 4th of July tradition.   Sophia on the other hand has a 4th of July tradition that I think I will be adopting.

Sophia and I spent our 4th of July at her Besterfar’s house on Lake Meridian in Kent, Washington.  It was a beautiful afternoon where the lake was full of people.  The 4th of July events start with all the boats clearing the lake at 6:00 PM.  Soon to follow is the boat race in the middle of the lake (paddle boat races that is).  After the paddle boat races is the boat parade where all the locals decorate their boats and cruise around the lake.

At 10:00 PM the barge comes out and the firework show begins.  It was a great show this year full of new fireworks and a lot longer.  It was nice to sit on Bestefar’s lawn on a blanket and watch the firework show.

The best part of the night was playing rummy.  Sophia and I play rummy all the time.  It was nice to actually play with 4 people this time.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 11 other followers

December 2018
« Jun    


Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Blog Stats

  • 333,301 hits