Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Independence Week

We love the month of July and we are so happy that it is here and it is hot and we get to celebrate some pretty great holidays that make it possible to live free and to live in this wonderful State. Without further ado, I present to you our 4th of July.

We headed to an early dinner that day to enjoy some peanuts, rolls, the best cherry coke ever and our meals. Luke of course had steak and I love their crispy chicken critter salad...hold the egg. Oliver wanted to sit on my side at dinner and he pretty much teased me the whole time. Gotta love him.

What would the 4th of July be without fireworks? We decided to just buy a few small fireworks like parachutes, smoke bombs, snaps and sparklers. 

That night we just had a few last minute people over to light off these fireworks. It wasn't a huge show, but we still loved it. And that purple rain that my sister brought, was the grand finale. woop!

The next night we headed up to my friend Karen's driveway up by Eagle Ridge to watch the fireworks. To be honest, it wasn't the best show we've seen, but still fun and super nice of Karen to let us be there.

We rested up that night and the following day we were anticipating our neighborhood's firework party.

Luke and I wanted to get something good for tonight's show and thanks to Trent's knowledge of fireworks, we did.

 This is something that we look forward to every year. Everyone brings a treat and fireworks to share and the whole neighborhood and ward comes. And the name, how perfect is that???

I love this picture of Luke and Oliver as we were paying our respects the flag during the National Anthem. Yep, our hood knows how to make it official...and Luke is ready to get his lighting on.

Now we were ready for some fireworks.
Sadly, I didn't take a single shot of the show, but believe me when I say that it was awesome. Best show yet and the aerials did not disappoint in the least.

Here are just a couple of our awesome neighbors that we love.

Cory and Bob

 Camila, (Me,) Angie, Jamie, Lisa and baby Sloane

Our Bishop.
I wish I could have taken more pictures of more of our neighbors, but lets face it, not everyone likes when I get in their face with my camera...as you can clearly see with Oliver.

 This picture has to be my favorite of the night. Bob had my camera and shot this in the dark. Best part about it is Angie in the back. SO funny.

And to top it all off, the kids cleaned up the mess.
 Thanks to the cul de sac peeps that puts this on every year. We love that is has become a tradition and that it is a guaranteed good time.

I say it every year, but I am so grateful to live in this marvelous country and for those that have paved the way for us to live here. Thank you military and thank you founding fathers and those government officials that have created such a wonderful land to live in.


AJ and Cindy said...

We loved going to our first cul de sac of fire! It was so awesome! I wish we could have talked with you more!