We had an enjoyable 4th of July holiday weekend. We celebrated with a party on base Thursday afternoon. On Friday, we cleaned the back patio, got the toddler bed ready, had burgers on the grill for lunch, and went swimming at the Hyatt Hotel where we are members. Saturday, Scott and I had more passport photos made; the boys mowed a couple of lawns and then we ordered pizza and watched the Bee Movie. Sunday after church we bought all kinds of travel size toiletries for the China trip (along with a few goodies for Lilymei) and mowed 4 more lawns. Since we didn't get ice cream Friday night Scott promised the boys we would have Cold Stone before Sunday night. It looked like it just wasn't going to happen though. The boys were disappointed but they went to bed Sunday night without too much complaint. Just before they fell asleep we went into their room and surprised them by taking them to Cold Stone anyway. They love it when we catch them by surprise!
Here is a view of sunset on the Philippine Sea from the Hyatt Hotel, on the 4th.
Here we are wearing our Old Navy t-shirts. We had our picture taken outside one of the restaurants at the Hyatt where we had dinner on the 4th. Even though we live here, the host of the restaurant thought we were on vacation from the US mainland when he saw all of us in the same t-shirt. He kept saying "Have a nice trip!". We laughed and thought "Yes, we will enjoy our trip to China." That's what you can expect when the majority of the hotel guests are visiting from Japan.
We hope you all had a great 4th of July! Only 17 days until we leave for China!