Sunday, June 24, 2012

sunday memory!

 past 4th of July's. my all time favorite holiday. it's always spent with my favorite cousins and family. so many fun traditions are kept with my family for this holiday! 

July 3
- having dinner at grandma and grandpas with the whole family
- roasting smores around the fire
- sleeping at grandma and grandpas that night outside, on the deck and in tents
- staying up late talking in our sleeping bags for hours and hours

July 4
- waking up bright and early {at 6 to be exact.} to go see the balloons {getting woken up by grandpa is always fun}
- coming back to grandma and grandpas to enjoy a luxorious breakfast with the whole family
- chillin in the sunshine all day long. {some years we go swimming, slip n' slide, some years we also go to the parade}
- dinner at the park {the same PARK every year. for as long as i can remember}
- walking down to the fireworks from the park
- eating a bunch of candy, and doing sparklers, while we wait for the fireworks
- watching the fireworks in front of the church, across from the stadium, in the same exact spot.
- riding in the back of my grandpas red truck on the way home from the fireworks

see why it's my favorite holiday? cause if you were in my family, it would be your favorite too! 9 days till i get to celebrate it again. i can't wait

these pictures are from the 4th of July in 2004
see 2010 HERE and 2011 HERE

PS: im {obviously} home from youth conference! i have many pictures to share of the fun time i had.
PSS: it's my last week of work for a whole month. bear with me on the amount of posting i do....


  1. I've always wanted to go hot air ballooning!
    Sounds like y'all have a lot of family traditions!

  2. I am so sad that we can not be there this year! Seriously it is the GREATEST holiday ever!

  3. I am glad you love it so much! I do too!!