Christmas and the 4th of July are the two holidays Brendan and I look forward to every year. Last year all of my family came into town for the 4th and had so much fun that we were all going to do it again this year, but with Blake getting married in a few short weeks in Seattle, everyone decided to meet up at the wedding instead. We still had a great time with Brendan's family and my family members that live close.
We started out the day by going to the big parade at 9 am. Christopher and Brianna were kind enough to go down at 4 am and save us a parade spot with shade tents. After the parade, we rode our bike down to the Freedom Festival and got some lunch, but it was so hot, we left pretty quickly. We cooled off at home and took some naps before heading up the canyon to the family cabin for swimming and food.
They were all matching in their stripes.
Paige's family in their red, white, and, blue. Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of my family in our red, white, and blue. They changed too fast into their swimming suits.
I could take pictures of this baby all day. He is such a cutie, and that swim suit.
Niels took a little longer to like solid foods, but now loves it. He ate his entire corn on the cob and lots of watermelon.
It is so green and beautiful up the canyon right now, and the weather has been perfect.
Some pickleball games in the court.
A good game of horseshoes.
After the fun at the cabin, we headed back to our house to finish our festivities. Whitney brought lots of candy to make candy kebobs. Genius. I loved them! We also had a huge firework show outside our house with lots of aerial fireworks. It was a pretty spectacular show and a great evening!