Monday, July 13, 2015

Happy to be with You on the 4th of July!

Fourth of July weekend was jam packed for our family this year.  We had a pretty slow June socially and I seemingly just couldn't get out of my own funk.  The 9329275724 days of rain in a row didn't help either. The very end of the month ended with a death on my husband's side of the family.  We did have some pretty great moments in June and were definitely reminded to hold onto the blessings in our lives.

July started off much better--It was great to reconnect with our friends we hadn't seen in too long!

Fourth of July was hot and muggy, but really fun!  We went to a picnic at our friends' family's house. This is a tradition with their family and the second time we've gone.  This was, however, the first year we've made it in time for the parade!  We arrived and got to catch up, ate, the kids got to play, and then we headed to the parade.

We have such great kids and  I love when we're able to all be together!

  The big kids are the best kids I know.

After the parade, we headed back for more food and fun! The kids played, the guys played, the babies made everyone smile, and the women got to chat and enjoy the day.

We spent a wonderful afternoon into the evening with people we love on a holiday we love! We snapped a family picture and headed home shortly before it was time for fireworks!  Our town's celebration was happening the next day and Andrew was marching in that parade.  It was a relaxing day and we had a great time!   Happy 4th!


  1. I'm so glad you were able to make it this year! XOXO Love how your group parade picture turned out!