Waiting for the parade to start


At the  beginning of last month, our town had it’s annual festival.  For a whole weekend Main Street gets closed off and ice cream stands, small rides, and carnival-toys-you-think-you-have-to-have  fill up the area from the fire station all the way down to the Methodist church.  Everybody (except us) have garage sales that weekend, too 😀   We always like going to the parade…it’s our favorite part 😀

The sirens are ear-piercing loud, and the fire engine’s horn vibrates through you’re whole body…we all like the emergency vehicles because not only are they just *neat*, but the ambulance (Bekah fell out of the barn loft when she was five years old), as well as the fire trucks (our barn caught fire 3 years ago) have both been to our house and we are *very* grateful for them 😀


{fun old cars}


Three big shiny semis came through the parade, so Cassia took this picture of our reflection…we look rather short and squatty, don’t you think?!


A contestant for “Mr. Rooster”…he was so cute!  His little sister sat in the airplane and he stood there saluting the whole way through 😀  We girls were happy to find out that he won 1st place since he was our favorite “Mr. Rooster” 😀



After the parade we got to talk to some friends and neighbors…


Cassia, holding our former babysitter’s (whose name is also Cassia!) little girl 😀  Our babysitters’ family had 12 kids, 6 of whom were girls and each one babysat us until they got married, or until we were old enough to look after ourselves 😀  We have some fun (and crazy) stories with those babysitters!   Like the times we crawled through all the ‘tunnels’ in their hay barn, not having a clue where the tunnels led to, hardly being able to see where we were going,  getting ourselves filthy dirty and having a wonderful time!



Then the helicopter…the highlight of the day!  We heard that they were having helicopter rides so we drove by to see how much it would cost.  It was…alot.  But some of us decided it would be worth it and decided to go for it anyhow.  It was cheaper if you went by twos, which was a plus 😀


Cassia and I posed in front of the helicopter after our ride



I’ve always thought that lift-off must be exhilarating, and I was not disappointed 😀   The scenery was beautiful!   It was so hard to take everything in within the space of just a few minutes!


{no, I’m not having fun, why?!}


{Cassia’s not enjoying herself very much either 😉 }



{more lovely scenery}



Daddy and Susannah went on a ride after Cassia and I…they enjoyed it as much as we did.  We kept saying to each other for days after that, “That was SO much fun!”







The best place of all, home sweet home!


We were excited to get to fly over our house!  From the air, everything looks so neat and straight.  When Daddy and Susannah flew over, we all ran out of the house and waved 😀   Oh what fun!


We’ve decided we want a helicopter for Christmas (haha!)


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17 thoughts on “A Parade and a Helicopter Ride

  • July 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    That last picture is my favorite! Your yard looks so neat and tidy, and your garden is huge! (:

  • July 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    oh so fun!!!!! I love the arial view of ya’ll house 🙂 how much did a ride cost? 🙂

    • July 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      It was $40 for two people, $30 for one person 😀 It was SO worth every dollar 😀

  • July 18, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    It looks like you all had a lovely day!
    I found your sweet blog today and was very blessed as I browsed it. It is so exciting to see young ladies that are serving the Lord joyfully with their lives…
    I look forward to reading more…
    May the Lord richly bless you all!

    In Christ,

  • July 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Wow, that looks like so much fun!!! I’ve NEVER been on anything that flies, that I actually remember! 🙂

  • July 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Yep. I can sure see that neither you nor Cassia enjoyed the flight. I can see tears rolling down her cheeks! 🙁 😉
    Lol anyway, the reflection pic was hilarious! You guys got stretched!! 😀 By the way, are you girls ever going to do another giveaway? It’s been soooo long and it always brings excitement!!! 🙂 Just wondering! 😀

    • July 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Hehe! Yes, someday 😀 We thought about doing one when we reached our 50th Treasures post, then we thought about doing one when we reached 100,000 visits, but both times something crazy was going on in our lives 😀 We’ll find some good reason to have a giveaway one of these days 😀

      • July 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        Okay!! Why don’t you do one for the headcoverings you girls wear? You could giveaway 2, which would make it more fun! Like, there would be a winner and then a follow-up or 2nd place winner! How about that? I renowned for my “great” ideas, lol!! 😉

      • July 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

        yikes! did you have a parachute on? You defintly had to buckle up for safety then 🙂

        • July 22, 2011 at 7:49 am

          Nope…no parachute. But we were strapped in. That would’ve been scary if we weren’t 😀


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