The 4th of July was a great day full of activities. We spent the morning/afternoon at beautiful Stony Brook Park with some friends, then attended a BBQ/pool party for dinner, and topped the day off by watching a gorgeous firework show downtown. We were fortunate that Bryson had the day off this year and that we were able to spend the day as a family (and our almost 4th of July baby Andrew joined us this year!)
The 4th is a fantastic holiday. The weather is typically warm, the food is casual (but good), and it feels so wonderful to celebrate and reflect on what a great nation we live in. I cannot help but feel overwhelmed when I think about the cost of our freedom. I have many family members who died securing that freedom (as do many of you). We are so blessed to be Americans.
|This is Stony Brook. It is a huge park full of waterfalls with natural pools underneath them. Our good friends, The Mudricks, invited us to join them. They go every year, and I am so glad we were able to join them this year.|
|Ethan, Liam, and James|
|We all look so goofy in this picture. I am pretty sure Ben Mudrick was shaking his bum to get the boys to laugh. I guess this antic works pretty well on adults too!|
|Our other good friends, the McBeths, were able to join us that day.|
|The boys loved these natural water slides. They could have spent all day here.|
|And little Andrew loved watching his big brother play. Next year he will be out there with them!|