Let Freedom Ring!

We had a fun 4th of July.
Our little town has a celebration that they call,

"The Largest Small-Town Fireworks Display in America"!

We spread our blanket out.....

......then walked around and visited with friends & family.

{The newlyweds' first Fourth of July as a married couple....awwww!!}

ALL of these fireworks pics were taken by Elayna.

Shelbie asked me if we were going to buy any SPRINKLERS this year??
She meant to say SPARKLERS.

So now sparklers have a new name at our house!

{Elayna playing with her "sprinkler"}

I have no words for the picture below.
Okay, a few: Teenage boys are insane.

{that's Tim's friend Anthony wearing the basketball on his head.}

I could NOT get a photo of my son with his eyes open.

So, I settled for a pic with closed eyes.

I also got to visit with my (former) niece and nephew...they are my ex-husband's brother's children, who I've known since their birth. They still call me their Aunt. My (former) nephew is a Marine and will be going to Afghanistan in October. It was great to see them & talk about old times! I love those kids.

~* I Hope You Had a Wonderful Independence Day! *~
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Erin said...

Looks like a TON Of fun! I just love the summer!
And I like Sprinklers too....it fits!

Amy said...

Looks like y'all had a good time!

Glad you had a great 4th!

Clueless_Mama said...

What a great 4th! I love the basketball head picture:) Glad you guys had fun.

Jessica said...

What a great time, I can never get a picture of my oldest with her eyes open either.

aimee said...

What a fun time! Great photos! :)

cat said...

Looks like a great 4th of July!

jennifer said...

Aw! I love that they still call you 'Aunt'... just as they should. Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday!

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

Beautiful photos! I love small-town holiday celebrations :)

Just here via Seven Clown Circus. Happy WW!

alissa4illustration said...

I like the teenage boy having fun shot. I work with teens, so it's funny.


Lex the mom said...

Awesome pictures of the fireworks! The good ones of those are hard to come by! I know cause I try every year!!

It all looks like so much fun! & my daughter called sparklers sprinklers, too! So did we for a while. ;)

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

OK, cannot get past the basketball head ;)

Brandy@YDK said...

great pictures. sounds like you had an awesome 4th.

Elaine A. said...

That first firework shot is amazing! WOW! And the basketball on the head made me giggle.

Um... my 4 year old kept calling them "sprinklers" too - LOL!!

Glad you had a fun holiday. :)

Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Tara R. said...

Elayna did a great job on the fireworks pix. Looks like you all had a wonderful July 4th celebration.

Kat said...

Sounds (and looks) like a great 4th of July! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a fun day you had!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Looks like you guys had a great Fourth! :)
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