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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Of July

Hey everybody!  We hope you are having an awesome holiday weekend!  I'm so grateful to live in a beautiful valley that has one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in this amazing Nation!  It's called the Freedom Festival and The Stadium Of Fire!  We've bbqued, went to the balloon launch, swam, went to the Stadium of Fire where I have to admit, every year I get a little teary eyed as nearly 65,000 spectators with hands over hearts say the Pledge Of Allegiance and then 4 F16 fighter jets fly straight over the stadium in a roar!!!!  It's incredible  and I am always filled with a grateful heart for the land I was born in!  There's the big parade where 6 years ago our Momma had the brilliant idea to jump on our scooters and head down the parade route the night before, throwing out candy to all of the little kids camped out with their parents, saving places for the parade the next morning!  What an awesome tradition!  It started with just our family and has now grown to over 75 people on motorcycles and scooters!  And the fun isn't over!  Today will be filled with family bbques, swimming and everyone gathering at our home tonight for more food and big fireworks!  This is hands down my favorite time of year!!!!!  And although with everything going on this weekend we've had to pick and choose because with little ones sometimes it's hard to go, go, go, it's still been amazing so far!  Unfortunately hauling my camera with me for everything going on, hasn't been realistic when you have a baby carrier on one arm and a loaded down diaper bag on the other arm and your husbands arms are occupied with the other two kiddos!  And although iphones can take some pretty amazing pictures, the pics I attempted to take were a big fail!;) So...a few pics from the balloon launch!  
Ace, Daddy and Vader

Indee, Dadda and Vader

Tallest balloon in the world @ 160 feet

My little family up at 6:30 am to see the balloons!
Happy 4th of July everybody!!!!!  Make it a memorable one!!!!!



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