Monday, September 19, 2011

Another NORMAL Day in the 'Hood

Is having an ambulance in your driveway normal?
How 'bout Bagpipers?
NO?
Well, you should have been at our annual block party.
"Thanks Madison County Pipe Band!
Thanks for being great Firefighters and Paramedics!
And playing Amazing Grace.
It gave me chills...
and tears.
You sounded unbelievable.
You ALL ROCK!"

You could have met my wonderful neighbors.
AND you could have seen my crazy neighbor, LaRae playing with the sirens and lights in the ambulance!
Speaking of cute...
"Hi Little Man!"

42 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This would be Adam's dream! Bagpipes and ambulances.

Saimi said...

Wow, do you guys know how to throw a block party or what!!!

As for 'Little Man' he's a cutie alright!

Cherie said...

That was just WAY random and about as weird as it gets! Only at your house Tauna - only at your house!

Cherie said...

That was just WAY random and about as weird as it gets! Only at your house Tauna - only at your house!

jen said...

Good thing you got this in when you did. Isn't it almost time for snow up there?

Maple Lane said...

Little Man is adorable!

That is quite an extravaganza - looks like great fun.

Hope you are enjoying the week.

just call me jo said...

That is the coolest thing! Who'd a thunk it? No, I've never had bagpipers, an ambulance, and band in my culdsac. (Is that how one spells cul d sac??) Anyway. You party good, lady!

Barbaloot said...

Love bagpipers! That must've been awesome.

Kazzy said...

I knew it!!! You are the center of the action!

blueviolet said...

His expression is adorable! Although I couldn't listen to a bagpipe on a daily basis, for something like that, they're really neat!!!

Ann Marie said...

How in the world do you get bag pipers for a neighborhood party?

Is a neighbor a piper? Or is your hood just so popular? lol!

Is the ambulance for "just in case things get to exciting?"

Furry Bottoms said...

That looks like a lot of fun! And they actually allowed LaRae to play with the sirens?!

One Fantastic Housewife! said...

How fun!...and odd. lol

I absolutely love that last picture. He is so cute!

Julie said...

Must be my Scottish blood, but I LOVE bagpipes. Lucky!

Connie said...

What an interesting combination, ambulance and bagpipes...??????

Valerie said...

Wow! You guys really know how to throw a block party!
Cute expression on the Little Man! :)

lifeinredshoes said...

Honey, isn't it safe to assume there is no NORMAL anymore ;)

And Amazing Grace is always accompanied by waterworks, mine.

Connie said...

I wish you had posted about this BEFORE it happened. I would have loved to have seen it.
Cute little guy.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I never know what to expect with your posts! Looks like a great time. And that last picture is precious. :)

Sherrie said...

My hubby is a piper and will love this post! Really cool!

Camille said...

love the bagpipes!! Were they the same that performed for the 9-11-11 remembrance concert? Ain't no party like a Rexburg party! :)

Laura@livingabigstory said...

I adore bagpipes -- when I was at the Y there were always a couple who'd play up by the tower at sunset (is that what is was called--it's been so long I can't remember). So beautiful!

Laura Lynn said...

Now that's some block party! I want to live in your hood.

Julie Harward said...

Boy, do you know how to have a party1 That looks like a bunch of great fun! ;D

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like you had a fun time and that was not a normal day in my eyes!

M-Cat said...

Bagpipers = the bomb.com! I actually used to dance with the Utah Pipe Band back in the day when I was really little. Before I had boobs that bounced around painfully.

Love that little guy's face!

Kirsten said...

Hey! That's my friend Treven in one of those kilts! He wears it well, doesn't he?! :) (He's a drummer) How fun to have them there!! I'll have to ask him about it!

gigi said...

I swear you have more fun than a barrel of monkeys! And that last picture is the cutest monkey ever! Lucky you!

Lisa said...

I'm kind of in love with the tartan plaid. And your little man at the end. Are either for sale?

Kathy said...

I love the sound of bagpipes! This is marvelous - at the moment is it normal to see a sheriff's deputy car parked in our yard - our son's until he moves to his new place!
Life is so much fun!
Hope you have a great day,
Kathy

tammy said...

Very cool!

What a cute little man, too.

Mumsy's Place said...

Wow! That sure sounds like fun. I love bagpipes. I probably would have had chills and tears had I heard them play. That Little Man is adorable, beautiful eyes too. Hugs

MZ said...

They do sound great. Good bunch of guys they are. Is the little guy a future fireman/bagpiper?

Sue said...

Hi Tauna, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

You follow a lot of the same blogs I do.

I love your normal day.

When ever anything crazy happens to me or the Fam, I always say this is my new normal.

'Little man' is too cute.

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Yvonne said...

I love bagpipes.

Very cute little guy.

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love Amazing Grace on the bagpipes--accompanied by nice men's legs in skirts. What a treat!

Leontien said...

Haha this defiantly would NOT be a normal day in our hood but it sounds really great!

Big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Valerie said...

Gosh! We didn't get bagpipes at our block party! :(
We got Albertson's fried chicken... were we gypped?

I am friends with the wives of two of the guys in the group... (the guy with the BIG drum is one of them!)

Your neighborhood looks like a fun one!

Laura said...

For YOU - Yes, the sounds totally normal. ;)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I agree with Cherie Only at your house Tauna
Absolutely would love living in your neighborhood
Love ya
Maggie

Julia said...

Hi there, thanks so much for such a sweet comment on my story on Grandma Yellow Hair's Blogazine.

I've had more ups and downs than was in my story otherwise it would have been much longer.

You two make a very sweet couple and you sure know how to block party. Wow! I LOVE bag pipes.

I hope that you will come by for a visit on my blog. I wanted to join your followers but didn't see a join button. I've enjoyed my visit. Take care,

Thanks again. JB