Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4th Celebration!

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE celebrating Independence Day. We tend to take advantage of what this day actually means, so I'll take a moment to really appreciate a few things about being an American. What a huge blessing it is to live in America where we are free to talk about our faith, free to worship and attend church, free to pray, have many kids, have many opportunities such as schools and jobs, and the list goes on...

We had quite a busy weekend celebrating the fourth of July! We had a cookout with the neighbors, where we stayed up really late to get in some fireworks.

Saturday, we went to a celebration in Fuquay-Varina. There were kid rides, bouncy things, music, and awesome fireworks. Ellie and Ainsley both rode the elephants and both LOVED it! Another late night, but we had a lot of fun with our friends, the Dortch's!Not sure how Ainsley ends up getting a picture with Katie and not mommy, maybe mostly because mommy is the one behind the camera all the time! On Monday (July 4th), we tried to go see the Durham bulls baseball game with our small group from church but it was storming, so we decided to go to dinner instead. The game ended up being cancelled, so it worked out well except so many restaurants were closed and we were driving around Durham in about 4 different cars trying to find an open restaurant we ALL wanted to eat at. We ended up at Cheesecake factory at about 8:00pm with a 30 minute wait. Another late night... although I did get one picture with the girls AND me!! It's terrible, but at least it exists!

It sure was a busy weekend, but we had lots of fun. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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