I'll admit it...
I had lost my zeal over the 4th of July. The last couple of years we have just hung out at home and today when I told Jo we were going to see fireworks he actually said, "What are fireworks?"
Can you believe that? Sad commentary considering the the 4th was the big deal to look forward to when I was growing up with the carnival in town and the fireworks at the park every year.
So, I went on a search for other people that didn't have family to spend the holiday with and I threw a party. So, So, Sooo much fun. We had a great time. I got to collide my worlds a bit with my friend Sarah and her family from school and our church friends, Matt and Lori.
After my house party, we loaded up and went to see fireworks in town. It was a great time as I saved a private stash of sparklers for my girls and we ohhhed and ahhhed over the awesome fireworks display. (Really...they were amazing!)
Here are some random pics from the evening!
Our original four! Matt and Lori were the first people that reached out to us in friendship when we moved here and were the ones that invited us to our church. It's funny that although time goes by so quickly, we now think of them as "old friends". We always have a great time when they are around!
Wow...yeah, Lori took the "do a crazy face" literally! Sorry Lori..I had to put it on here! it's just too weird!
Matt and baby LuLu
Great Big Brothers!
Here are the Matts passing along to the next generation the art of "home fireworks". In the south they are legal so we get to be up ALL night while the teenagers on our block set them off.
Smart Dad and Mom protecting baby Jenna from the unpredictable blasts!
Ok...I had to post this because when we uploaded them, Matt and I were transfixed on his gray hair! Oh My Word! My man is getting old!
The Party Scene...Off to the fireworks!