July 8, 2014

Celebrating the Fourth

 Independence Day Celebration 
Cold Anchor Farm style

I love our giant flag! It seems I'm not the only one. People driving by honked horns and waved. It made me smile.

The inside of our house was glowing red, white, and blue.

 What a great backdrop for a family photo!

 Maybe we should've cleaned up a bit first, seeing how we were all pretty scruffy from playing outside all day. I guess this a very 'real' family photo.

 ...and this one.

 ...and, well, you get the idea.

 At least Joey looked cute.

 A good time was had by all.

 The local fireworks show was so much fun. We then headed home where we sat around a campfire and made s'mores and lit little firecrackers and tiny sparkling fountains of our own. 
We said prayers and the kids settled into sleeping bags in the tent we set up in the backyard. Matt caught a firefly and brought it into the tent to show the children. It was so cool to see their little hands and faces lit up by that tiny glowing creature.
The firefly was released, children tucked back in, and Matt and I sat by the fire, enjoying the warm night air while the kids drifted off to sleep. It had been a wonderful day.

I hope your 4th of July was a happy one!

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