Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Wehad a great 4th of July, and I hope you all did as well!! We started out early Saturday morning at the annual July 4th flag raising at our church. We always really enjoy starting off our July 4th festivities at this. There is always a special spirit that resides for our God and country and this year wasn't any different. A few veterans spoke, and they made my heart swell with pride to know that we live in the greatest country in the world!! We are all so lucky to enjoy the freedoms that we do, while there are so many in this world without freedom. I am so thankful for our inspired founding fathers for doing the brave and right thing and making this nation a free and sovereign nation! I am proud to be an American! I want to especially thank all those soldiers who fight for our lives and freedoms every day. Thank you for all your service!!

Troy and Brooklyn chillin' eating popsicles.
Me and my pretty little girl.
We had a few families over for a BBQ, but were forced inside because of the dang rain. This is our first year in Seattle that it has rained on the 4th! Darn Seattle! But thank heavens for a covered porch to cook our food under.

Daddy and the kids.
Brooklyn and Addi "hugging." Or strangling, whichever you like to call it. lol

The Burkman's.
The Richardson's, minus their sweet baby girl. *she was napping
I made Brooklyn's 4th of July dress. Too bad it was too cold to wear it without a shirt underneath!
Their first look at their sparklers.
Troy waved his all around saying "fire, fire, fire" in a whisper. Too funny. Maybe I'll get the video up one day. He's our little pyro!


Nicole said...

So sweet! I love the dress on Brooklyn! I can't believe you made that! You're so talented.

Heather and Don said...

Looks like a fun 4th of July! I love Brooklyn's dress - you are an amazing seamtress!

Lori said...

Thanks so much for having us over! We had a great time and it definitely helped give the day the holiday feel it needed. We missed you all at fireworks, but we didn't get home until pretty late so it was probably best.

aubrey said...

how cute! i love that your fam was dressed in patriotic colors! i didn't even think about it till i arrived at church and saw everyone decked out. oh well. :) i'm glad you had a lovely fourth..even if it rained you guys inside!