Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July

This morning to celebrate America, I went to my first tea party and had a great time. I took a lot of pictures and came home only to discover that I had no film card in my camera. Dumb. Ugh! The field was filled with veterans, families and kids of all ages. It wasn't about hating democrats as the media says. This group is equally disappointed with the republican party, maybe more so. Instead, I found them welcoming people from all parties with a focus to follow the constitution and push for a smaller government, less spending and honest leaders. It was a refreshing grass roots approach about change. I think the message that stayed with me was the importance of one and how we can each make a difference. I will definitely go to another one :)

This year, Paul way out-did himself with his t-shirt design. The kids quickly found themselves over at Ashlee & Paul's making t-shirts for themselves. They turned out pretty cool.

We headed over to BBQ with Larry's parents. With so many of us now, it has turned into a bring your own meat and side dish which works out really well. We played whiffle ball and laughed when Brent jumped in the water to get the ball and played a tackling game of duck duck goose. Conrad is like a little fish in the water and splashed non-stop. We had a good relaxing time and ended with homemade ice cream and then left to take down the Pebbles booth at the Freedom Festival.

1 comment:

Becky said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun. Bet Larry enjoyed seeing his sister and her family too. We are so blessed as a family and country and the freedoms we enjoy. I know there were Tea Parties held across the nation. We need to keep our eyes upon God for those blessings to continue.