Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Fourth in Photos

Each year since Ethan's birth, we have celebrated the 4th of July on the 3rd in the cozy little town of Garner. They put on a spec-TACK-aler (Larry Crowne, anyone?) fireworks display and have some great activities for the kids. I love that we can then spend all day on the 4th celebrating as a family without having to rush to get somewhere that evening!

Storms threatened to rain on our parade, but we made the most of it - even after we had to retreat to our cars to escape the lightening. And, for the record, man-made fireworks paired with God-made ones make for a pretty incredible show!

Yesterday, we spent the day with my sister and her beau (who just happens to be my best friend's brother!) and we had an impromptu family/college reunion.  It was awesome!

I am blessed to live in his beautiful country with some wonderful friends and a greater-than-great family.  Hope y'all had a fun fourth, as well!

Our crew - about 40 adults and kids!


The sweaty, blurry Tri Mulli

M&Ms and funny faces while we wait for the show


Who's spoiled?


The life...

BFFs - going on 12 years!

All "my" children



Stefenie said...

GREAT pics Joye!! Love seeing your 4th update!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these awesome photos. That slide is huuuge.

Carolina Carters said...

Looks like a great day! Love it! I really, really wish we lived closer!

Dawn @ Bent, not broken said...

Such cool photos! You can tell through your photos that it was a great day : )

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