Monday, July 5, 2010

Celebrating Independence

This year we celebrated the 4th of July at Pickwick Lake with friends from church.
Playing down by the lake - We got to the lake early (about 6:30 p.m.) so we could find a space large enough for all of us to sit together.
Jonathan and Benny
Mr. H. and Samuel
Skipping rocks
Daddy and Jimmy visiting
Looking at the boats
Cathi and Jimmy
Enjoying a picnic dinner
Jonathan, Nicholas, and David
Samuel and Edyn
David and Nicholas
Mrs. S. and Emily
Playing ball - Nicholas and David
Jonathan and Will
Will found a tall weed to use for a bat.
Benny and Jonathan looking for the ball :)
Melissa, Daddy, Jimmy, and Mr. H.
There are always a lot of boats on the lake on the 4th of July.
Samuel, Edyn, Amanda, and Kyra
Sarah and Bethany
Waiting for the fireworks to start
Playing Uno...
...and eating cookies.
Rebekah and Bethany
A dead fish :(-
Amanda and Edyn whistling :)
Anna and Kyra
Cathi, Rebekah, Mrs. S. and Mrs. H.
Watching the fireworks
Bethany and Deborah
Rebekah and Samuel
Amanda and Edyn
The fireworks this year were the best we'd ever seen!
David recorded a short audio clip of the fireworks. Click here to hear it.
I don't think this was supposed to happen!
Right after the fireworks were over there were two explosions. The boys were watching through the binoculars and said that they didn't think anyone was around, so hopefully no one was hurt.
On our way home - the traffic was so bad it took us 25 minutes just to get across the bridge!
We all had a wonderful evening and can't wait to do it again next year!!!
"Every single one of us as Americans need to remember that freedom did not come free. As we get on our knees tonight, thank God we live in a country where people are trying to break into, and not a country people are trying to break out of." -Mike Huckabee

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