Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer Fun

Happy 4th of July!
Saturday night we were at the Mesa Arts Center in downtown where we attended the closing performance of Actor's Youth Theater's production of Les Miserables School Edition.  Mollie had the experience of her young life spending her summer with this amazing dedicated group of people learning and growing.
Brandon (Javert), Nicholas, Mollie, Brett (Marius), and Dale (Gavroche)

Mollie, Hannah (Mme Thenardier)

These kids were all really and truly amazing.  What an experience to have been a part of this show at such a young age.

We are so PROUD of you Mollie!

The show finished just in time for the downtown Mesa 2nd annual 4th of July celebration fireworks show.  The fireworks were launched right off of the Theater and parking structure where we were so we (the entire theater full) of people were able to walk out and stand right under them for the show.  I don't know if our camera phone photos will be able to give any perspective to how close we were to these fireworks.  Let me just say WOW!!  The mortar casings were landing all around us and on us, it was amazing. 

Tonight we will get together with all of our kids and go out to the desert (if I get my way) to launch our own fireworks.  Jared and the boys did the launching in our backyard on New Year's and I was a downer because no matter how much fun we were having I was frightened about doing it in the neighborhood.  I am most excited to enjoy the sparklers with Isaac.  Sparklers have always been my favorite.


  1. Lovely fireworks photos and post! This is Amy over at You won my giveaway of the hand-stamped magnets! Please contact me at at your convenience! Thanks, Amy

  2. We love sparklers tons and tons. Glad you had such a good time.

    Thinking of you.


  3. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I clicked over and I am pretty sure we are in the same stake! I know Mollie through Hannah Brown (Browns were in our ward until they were switched) and I think she is one of the sweetest girls ever!
    What a small world we live in. Thank you again for reaching out and I too send the warmest of wishes and prayers for your own healing!

  4. Continuing to send you prayers and positivity. Hope this finds you doing well.

  5. "Here In My World" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

  6. Thinking of you and praying you are doing ok!

  7. very nice post...thank you so much for sharing...Blessings soraya

  8. Hi Vicki!

    Just dropping in and am now wondering if you've stopped blogging, or just taking a break?

    Take care,