Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July fun!

This year for the 4th of July, Grandma Lane invited us to come over and swim. We usually went to the beach, but we thought it would be fun to change it up! It was a lot of fun to be with the family. We were lucky to have the day off from work so we headed to Grandma's in La Habra. We went swimming for the afternoon at her great big pool. There are some great memories there! I am so grateful for our freedom and for this amazing country we live in. I think we often take our freedoms for granted and it's nice to be able to have a specific day that we can set aside to express our gratitude for all we have been blessed with! Aiden and Tyler sportin' their Mr. Independent shirts!
Aiden...relaxing. haha
Aiden wanted to go surfing, so here he is trying to stand! He did a wonderful job!
My beautiful parents! They are very proud to be Americans...I love their matching shirts (and actually James had the same one!)
After swimming we went back to my Grandma's and had some good grub! hot dogs, chili dogs, corn on the cob, fruit, pasta, salad, and festive 4th of july cupcakes! oh man it was so good!
Cute little Jocelynn! Jenn got her this cute little fireworks headband! She couldn't decide if she liked it.

James really liked the headband too!
Jocelynn makes this cute little face with her nose scrunched up. She was having a lot of fun swimming arond with Uncle Bill.

Here's Mr. Independent showing his muscles!
We had a lot of fun being with family this year. We missed those who couldn't be there with us but we hope that you had a great 4th of July as well!


Sundbergs said...

Looks like you guys had a fun fourth of July. You look like such a fun Aunt.

Darin and Betsy said...

Hey Jess! Michelle told me about your blog! You look so happy! You guys are so cute! Hope you are doing well! Keep in touch!

carolyn said...

ah, i just love the 4th of July! i'm so glad you got to spend it with your family, that's the best!!

Dan and Ang said...

Jess!! I found you through Hope. :) I love your blog. Cute pics! I'm so glad you guys are doing well!! This will be fun to keep in touch!