For the past few years, we have had the privilege of getting to spend Independence Day celebrating with a lot of family. Every year, my parents host a huge party in celebration of the holiday. We get to hang out with tons of friends and family members, eat yummy food, and watch and participate in fun fireworks.
Here are some photos from our celebration this year. First, the family photos:
And silly pictures always make me smile!
|My sister, her family and mother-in-law and father-in-law|
|Of course, we did a silly photo with my mom and dad, us "kids", and our children.|
And here are just some random photos from throughout the beautiful evening:
|My sister and my niece, Lilly|
|our nephew, Brody|
|Our niece, Linnea, with her grandfather|
|Our niece, Kaylee|
|Our youngest niece, Natalie|
|Playing in the smoke|
|Abbey got a parachute with a little army man.|
|Linnea was prepared for the loud sounds.|
|Watching for a parachute|
As it got darker, we had our usual fun with sparklers and our camera. Here is Holly, spelling, "hello" with a sparkler.
We learned that the glow bracelets worked pretty well in spelling things as well. They weren't quite as bright, but they still worked. Drew took a turn and spelled his name with a glow bracelet:
He also spelled, "Love" with one:
I learned that I didn't have the talent to spell backwards and in cursive. My normal handwriting isn't even legible to a lot of people, so I am not sure why I thought my backwards cursive with a sparkler would be. I stuck to taking the pictures. That is where I am most comfortable.