Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

I love the 4th of July. I think it is such a fun holiday. And it is so important to take time to be appreciative of the freedoms we enjoy in the USA and to appreciate those who sacrifice to secure those freedoms. I truly am so thankful to all who sacrifice in so many different ways to make this country an amazing place to live. Despite the struggles we face as a nation, I love the USA!

We had such a fun weekend. We spent Sunday with the Jankes and spent the night at their house. How crazy is it that we are spending holidays together again? We had so much fun. The kids are in heaven being back together, and so are we! We ate LOTS of yummy food and played games and stayed up way too late. Then we all woke up at the crack of dawn and went to a breakfast at the church. Nothing like showing up with 13 people for breakfast! A little overwhelming, but fun. Then we took the kids to a parade in Webster Groves. After being caught in a completely unexpected downpour and getting soaked to the bone; after several slips and falls and scrapes and bruises; and after waiting FOREVER for the parade to come, we watched a fun parade, ate lots of candy and had a great time. Then we headed home, took a nap and went to a ward party at the Bohn's house. They have a great swimming pool and an ice cream machine and cotton candy machine. They made food for everyone and we had a blast. The kids loved swimming and made some new friends last night. It was a great holiday! Here are a few pictures. Unfortunately my camera broke so I have to get some more pics from Jennifer and from Aaron's phone. But this is what I got before it broke.


Cassie and Mitch said...

The kids look so cute! Wish we could have come to that party :) Love the cupcake idea!

Brianne-zam said...

You Mommies were busy! Looks like a blast.