Holiday weekend


As we waited for the sun to sink in the west, 4-year old Kate asked me why the fireworks hadn’t started yet.

“Because,” I explained, “the sky is still light.  The sun needs to travel all the way to California before it will be dark.”

I felt proud of my explanation – until little Annabelle piped up, “I thought the EARTH turned.”

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I was owned by a 6-year old.

For the rest of the details of my holiday weekend, watch this:

This Land from Annie Parsons on Vimeo.



  1. Val on July 5, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    Haha! Man, I love your videos. :)

    Also: seriously important question. WHAT brand/shade of lipstick are you wearing when you’re in the car? Man alive you look amazing! You must share.

  2. wrecklessgirl on July 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    your videos, my sorrow turned to joy.

  3. Sarah on July 5, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    Who’s singing that awesome version of “This Land” or whatever it is called, in your video? Amazing!

  4. Emily on July 5, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    I laughed out loud at that picture of fireworks.

    I’m still laughing.

  5. Lyla on July 6, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Thank you for calling it River Bottom! We’re the last generation to know it when it was still called that.

  6. kp on July 7, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    love the video! and the firework picture.

    ps is your dog part chow? he looks like mine. Adorable!!!

  7. Laura on July 7, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Those are some CUTE kids!

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    […] This is us at the top, by the upper lakes of Three Lakes Trail.  I’m not normally a pet person, but I have to say I have a special place in my heart for Rowdy after this hike. Both Rowdy & I got a little injured on our way up, but we stuck it out together, and Rowdy was always making sure both Annie and I were within sight. (You can see a video of our 6 hour road trip – in separate card – HERE). […]

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