Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fun, Family, Fireworks

Over the 4th of July weekend we were excited to host a little get-together with family at our house! Mark had suggested that we invite family to make the three hour trip for a weekend of tent camping, yummy food & drinks, and fireworks.

On Friday both Mark's special margaritas and the sparklers lit us up! (Just kidding, only the sparklers... ;) The awesome fireworks watched from our deck and s'mores before bed was a perfect way to end the night. Most everybody camped out in the tents, but Idecided that I'd stay inside with Brigham. Not so sure that everybody wanted to be woken up every few hours!

Saturday was spent enjoying more good food and drinks and catching up. The kids all played so well together, and Lincoln was even allowed to tag along with the three girl cousins most of the time. We also celebrated Ella's 8th birthday with a party complete with cake, presents, and a pinata!

Then as quickly as everybody arrived, it seemed like Sunday came way. too. fast... Before we knew it, the weekend was over and it was time for everybody to head back home. We did take a nice hike and have lunch at the market before heading our separate ways, though.

Overall, we were blessed with a wonderful weekend to reconnect and spend time together without rushing. We had so much fun, both the kids and grown-ups!

1 comment:

Lynde said...

I love your fire pit!! Your backyard looks so nice!