Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Wilson showing us how sparklers are done.

How did it get to be July already? I honestly can't believe it! I have pinned so many cute Fourth of July decorations and some great recipes and food ideas. I'm pretty sure we'll just be doing the same old, same old, which is okay with me. Maybe next year it won't sneak up on me so quickly. Maybe next year I won't be doing two weddings in June. Maybe. At any rate, I thought I'd show you some of the patriotic photos from events through the years...

Robbie is the cutie-patootie on the right.
Taking his patriotic dancing pretty seriously,
don't you think?

Whitney in the Fourth of July
neighborhood parade.

Linds with sparklers.

Bob handing out sparklers

Okay. So, sparklers may be our "go to" firework of choice. We're not all that crazy when it comes to fireworks.

And then Ryan came along and decided it was only proper to spend half a year's salary on fireworks. Quite the display that year. In fact, we had neighbors walking over to check it all out (which our sparkler display had failed to do on previous years). I have to mention that once or twice an exploding firework went awry and came shooting in our direction. I was holding a visiting neighbor baby in my lap. Yikes. See, Ryan? That is why sparklers are a better idea. So safe. So easy. Nothing comes shooting in anyone's direction.

Ryan & Lindsay with the Mega Pack

How much more patriotic does it get than a real eagle, an American flag, and a newly awarded Eagle Scout?

Robbie receiving his Eagle Scout Award.

We have gone to the flag field in Sandy a couple of times. It is a beautiful display of American flags... in memory of those who died on 9/11. One can't walk through those flags without feeling a sense of love and pride for our country.

How cute is that man?
I mean really.

I do love this time of year. I love the family gatherings, trips to the cabin, bonfires in the fire pit, warm summer nights, crickets singing in the evening, frogs croaking all night long (well, maybe I don't love that one as much as the others), grilling dinners, family reunions, etc, etc. Love it all!

Bob and Wilson, way back in 1998

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