Wednesday, July 8, 2009


This is the last of the 4th of July posts I promise! We just packed so much in that I decided to do multiple posts because I have so many pics.

But in my mind, the 4th of July ain't over til something explodes.

Sidenote: when B and I were dating I told him that the 4th of July and Christmas were equally my favorite holiday. I don't have to explain why I love Christmas because who doesn't? But I think I love the 4th so much because I have such fond memories of going to my grandparents house, being with family, feeling so blessed to be an American, hearing stories about my dad and his brothers, eating good food, and watching my own brothers light fireworks. Watching fireworks makes me happy.

These don't need much of an explanation, but look at that sunset! I have to say it was more beautiful in person.

Eric found a fabulous spot for us to do fireworks. It seemed everyone in the entire community was out. Everywhere we turned there were BIG fireworks going off.

and here's the series of us sisters doing sparklers

it started off pretty calm

then we went crazy with our dancing and waving our arms in the air

It was the perfect ending to my favorite holiday.


Carrie said...

ugh! i just LOVED that sunset! so pretty.

and i had so much fun doing sparklers. it took us awhile to warm up but then we went crazy.

i really love fourth of july, too. i was saying the same thing to sarah the other day. i just have the best memories of going to g'ma and g'pas house, shucking corn, playing in the basement, doing sparklers, and watching fireworks in the driveway.

good times.

Anonymous said...

Great job of filming fireworks! It is all so beautiful - sunset to grand finale! I love the sisters and sparklers! Good memories to add to your childhood ones!

ryan and danielle said...

cool sparklers pictures!! and that sunset is beautiful!!

Saric said...

Oooo! I love the sparkler pictures!

Scottie and Angie said...

I love the sparkler pics too. That turned out really cool. See you soon!!! i can hardly wait

The Jeppsen 5 said...

That sunset is SOO pretty! I love all your pictures! The sparklers ones are very cool! Great job!

Kristi said...

great sunset and great picture of jack with his blanket! love your fireworks pictures too. the 4th of july is so fun!